4 GB RAM hardware but only 3.4 GB real/avail

Peter Giessel pgiessel at mac.com
Mon May 11 22:54:13 UTC 2009

On Monday, May 11, 2009, at 01:25PM, "Bill Moran" <wmoran at potentialtech.com> wrote:
>In response to "Len Conrad" <lconrad at Go2France.com>:
>> I'm sure this has been answered but I can't Google it.
>Really?  This question has been asked a gazillion times ...

Agreeing with Bill Moran:

The first link takes me to:

Which appears to be largely Windows specific, but very detailed if you are looking for a
more in-depth explanation and also says:
"To be perfectly clear, this isn't a Windows problem-- it's an x86 hardware problem.

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