Inspiron 530 installed 2 1-gig sticks for a total of 4 gigs but only shows 3.24

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Kilobyte Kid

Inspiron 530 installed 2 1-gig sticks for a total of 4 gigs but only shows 3.24

I just installed 2 1-gig sticks in my Inspiron 530 and now have a total of 4 1-gig sticks.  System only shows 3.24 gigs.  I read another post that seems to say that that is all this computer is capable of recognizing.  Did I waste my money on this upgrade (had 3 gigs before)?  Are there any settings that I can change to get the full 4 gigs?

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Memory Hawg

Re: Inspiron 530 installed 2 1-gig sticks for a total of 4 gigs but only shows 3.24

Sounds like you are running a 32 bit operating system?   Can you confirm by looking at the properties of your my computer.

 

Only x64 system can use 4GB or above