hello guys. thanks for off for this wonderful site. Here is my question on vista 32 bit. the os sees all my 5gb of ram. I installed a fresh copy of 7 rtm 32 bit. activated thanks to hazar. but here is my issue. under system it says installed ram 5gb (usable ram 2.97gb) in quotes just like so. Why doesnt 7 use all my ram. vista did. 3 are 1gb pyn 533 chips other is 2gb pyn 533 chip. all worked on vista. then again all should still work cause it shows 5. just says 2.97 are usable..i dont get it..please shed some light.