Quote: Originally Posted by Firepot
I recently upgraded my Compaq Presario CQ56 from the 2 gigs of Ram it had to 8 gigs. The problem is that its only reading 3.74 Gigs of it as usable. I know that my laptop can handle 8 gigs, I just don't know what the problem is.
Sounds like maxx RAM is set to 4 gigs on config.sys.
Check it by start>config.sys and untick the max ram and max cpu boxes. This assumes of course you are running 64 bit as your specs indicate.,