How to get more than 3GB in Windows Vista 32-bit
Out if the box, Vista (32-bit) only detects a maximum of 3GB of RAM. You're probably gutted if you just bought a 4GB PC.
Vista 32-bit systems can actually detect 4GB RAM (and more!). Sometimes the O.S. does not see the 4th GB of RAM but that can be remedied by typing the following command (as Administrator):
BCDEdit / set PAE forceenable
This forces Windows Vista X32 to use 4 or more GB of RAM. (PAE stands for Physical Address Extension)
For more information on BCDEdit see: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa906211.aspx
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