BTW, I'm running 64 bit and using Windows 7.
Thanks for any help.
If you run Task Manager and click performance, then resource monitor, and finally clicking memory you should see a detail picture of your computer's memory and it's allocation or usage.
Yes, I'm aware of that - it shows:
Available: 14,266 MB
Cached: 1309 MB
Total 16,375 MB
Installed: 20,480 MB.
Why won't it use more of the installed MB?, ie. show closer to the 20 MG installed in the Total MB?
The difference between total memory and installed memory is 4105 mb. I'm not sure if you you can see this under Hardware reserved in the Resource Monitor. But in my system the difference is due to the Hardware reserved allocation.
As to why all the 20 gb is not used up can be explained as it is dependent (that is amount to be use) on the programs run at the particular instance. From the indicated figures the system still has 14 gb left for use by whatever program you planned to run.
To ascertain that your 24 gb ram is recognized by windows you can check it by clicking system then view amount of ram and processor speed under control panel's System and Security.
Which version of W7 are you using? If it's home premium then it is only licensed to use a maximum of 16GB of RAM.
It's in System that it says 20.0 GB (16.0 GB useable)
Do you mean to say that when I had 8 GB installed, I only was able to use 4?
That's an aweful lot of memory to just be sitting around un-useable - specially considering the price.
I am using Windows 7 Professional.