At my work our curent XPs have been upgraded with 3G of RAM. The IT dept. is in process of obtaining and installing Windows 7 on the same machines next year. (this is government, so don't laugh). As a tech liaison for my area, I have just found out that they will add another 1G of RAM to our 32bit machines.
Some users who already got that extra RAM are complaining that they do not "see it". One of the managers responded to that:
"...we currently have Windows XP 32 bit which has a limit of 3G of memory that is available. The extra memory has indeed been installed, however the additional 1G will not be available until the PCs are upgraded to Windows 7"
I have read a lot about this subject, and the manager's response did not make sense, but I admit I am also confused on the whole 3 vs. 4 G on these PCs.
All the PCs are on domain.
Thank You for clarification,
Windows XP, sp 2; 32 bit; Dell Optiplex 745/755
November 8, 2012 9:15 PM