More RAM: Copy says, "NOM NOM NOM"

I just got two 2GB RAM modules for my desktop computer.  With the two 1GB modules that are already installed, I will have a total of 6GB in that sucker.  Gone will be the days of closing programs.  Thank goodness!

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Here you can see the inside of my compy while I am installing one of the modules.  That hulking metal thing is the heat sync for the Intel Core 2 Quad processor.

Here shows how to snap the RAM in place.  the little clips snap in when you push on the RAM.
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Since I’m in here, I may as well show off my dual 1TB hard drives. :-)  I am such a dork!

Here’s where I boot up into the BIOS to confirm that all of the RAM modules have been recognized.
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Sweet Jesus!  6142MB of Extended Memory sounds like 6GB of RAM to me.  Happy days!

Here I see that Windows has only detected 4GB of the RAM.  No biggie, I knew that 32-bit Windows wouldn’t be able to use all of it anyway.

Here I see that of the 4GB that Windows detects, it is only actually using 3,069MB, basically 3GB.  Again, I was expecting this, and will be taking advantage of the 64-bit disk that came along with the 32-bit disk in the retail box ‘o Windows Vista Ultimate.

In a later post I may discuss why so much RAM is actually useful.

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