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Why does Ubuntu only show 3GB of RAM?
8 GB RAM on 64 bit processor using 32 bit Ubuntu

On 3 19 2012 I installed 4 GB of memory on my 32 bit pc, which is the maximum memory that my motherboard will except.

When I checked the BIOS it showed 4 GB.

When I went into Ubuntu 11.10 and looked at the memory settings, it showed 3 GB.

How can I get Ubuntu 11.10 to see all 4 GB of memory.


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marked as duplicate by Javier Rivera, Uri Herrera, bodhi.zazen, James Mar 19 '12 at 18:56

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Have you installed the 32 or 64bit version of Ubuntu? – Matt H Mar 19 '12 at 17:50
It's 32bits, look at the question. @Rob, check the above link answers, they should help you. – Javier Rivera Mar 19 '12 at 17:55

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