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Why does the Computer Properties window show a different amount of RAM than the Task Manager? RRS feed

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  • Where would I ask the question, why does the Computer Properties window show a different amount of RAM than the Task Manager?  I am also not referring to the 200MB-1GB that the system uses.  The Computer Properties window shows 8GB (which is what I expected - it is the amount that Dell originally installed on the computer), but the Task Manager only says 4GB.  The machine is 64-bit, so there should be no problem there in terms of PAE.  It is running Windows Web Server 2008 R2.  According to Microsoft's website (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/r2-editions-overview.aspx), this edition allows up to 32GB RAM, so no problem there either.

    The only thing that I found that seemed like it should work (there is no BIOS setting for memory remapping on Dell BIOS 1.2.4), is a Hotfix.  The issue is that when I go to the Hotfix page and try and download it (while on the Web Server machine), it only allows me to download the Windows Vista edition (which I tried installing anyway, but as expected is not compatible).  The link to the Hotfix (KB950233) is here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950233.  The Title of the page even says it is for Windows Server 2008, but does not allow you to download that version of the Hotfix.

    Thanks for your help!

    Wednesday, September 15, 2010 4:00 PM

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