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    mahmoodali's Avatar
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    why doesn't xp recognize all my ram via bootcamp?
    hey guys..
    well i got a macbook pro 15" with 4gb ram.. i installed xp using the bootcamp helper! however when i check the ram recognized on the windows partition it says 3GB what happend to the other 1gb ram?
    thanks

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    I'm just guessing here, but could it be because of XP being 32bit and not supporting that much of RAM?

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    i don't know about that ?
    any idea how to find out if my xp is 32 or 64 bit ?

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    If your XP isn't specifically labeled as x64-bit then it's 32-bit.
    Also, XP Pro does have the memory limitation that goobimama mentions.

    I know it's disappointing, but think of it this way: Why would you want to run that much stuff on the XP side anyway?

    Perry
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    yeahh , it's probably 32-bit!!
    why do i need that much ram on my xp side? a more interesting question would be why would i need xp in the first place? you see i'm an architecture student and all my work is on autodesk -autocad and 3ds max (which are not compatible with Mac)

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    Here is the best explanation for 32bit windows.

    http://www.tekadventures.com/index.php/archives/50
    HYPERSTATIK
    Windows Tech and Mac User/Noob!!... Go Figure!
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    thanks hyperstatik
    • Macbook Pro 15.4" 2.4Ghz
    • 4GB ram
    • 250GB HD
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    wait.. so does this mean that because it is not saying that it has 4 that means its not touching the other 2 gbs that are there?

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