I decided to max out my RAM on my XPS 8700 to 32 GB. After booting up I see I am only using one half of the total. I checked out the system settings to see if there is something that needs to be set but I cannot see anything that will help.
Is there a hardware DIM switch or something to set the RAM correctly? I looked in the user guide but only can see how to swap out RAM modules.
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If you have windows 7 home, your max allowed memory is 16GB. If you have Pro you can go up to 192GB. Windows 8 and higher increased the memory limit.
If this doesn't apply, you might have some bad RAM.
Thanks for that. You are correct about the Windows 7 version. I was getting my system ready for an eventual Windows 10 upgrade anyway so eventually I'll use it all.