How do I fix my RAM issue with Windows XP?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by xi mezmerize ix, May 27, 2010.

  1. xi mezmerize ix macrumors 6502a

    xi mezmerize ix

    May 24, 2010
    Maryland, USA
    I have 8 GB of RAM on my MBP, but when I boot in XP it says I only have 2.17 GB of RAM. Is this normal? If not, how do I fix it?
  2. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    You probably have the 32-bit version of Windows XP installed. The 32-bit version has a limit on how much RAM it can recognize.

    There is a 64-bit version available.
  3. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
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    Yeah, but unlike vista or 7 xp64 is pretty lousy on the compatibility front.


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