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Windows only sees 2Gb of Ram

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Old 03-03-2007
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Windows only sees 2Gb of Ram
Running Vista Business on DFI Infinity 975X/G with 4Gb of DDR2-800. For some
reason the bios reports the full 4Gb but windows only ever reports 2Gb (I
know the GFX card would take some but I was expecting approx 3Gb).

Run MemTest86 tests overnight so it's not the dims.

Any ideas?
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Old 03-03-2007
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Re: Windows only sees 2Gb of Ram
if I see this question one more time..............................do some
research on Google
"SiP" <SiP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F647EC94-32B6-46CE-AEE8-C47193408BE6@microsoft.com...
> Running Vista Business on DFI Infinity 975X/G with 4Gb of DDR2-800. For
> some
> reason the bios reports the full 4Gb but windows only ever reports 2Gb (I
> know the GFX card would take some but I was expecting approx 3Gb).
>
> Run MemTest86 tests overnight so it's not the dims.
>
> Any ideas?


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Re: Windows only sees 2Gb of Ram
Sorry BigJim. I had looked on google and changed some of the options in
bcdedit which was why I asked.

Current config is:-
nx - OptIn
pae - ForceEnable
increaseuserva - 3072

Were there any settings I missed?

"BigJim" wrote:

> if I see this question one more time..............................do some
> research on Google
> "SiP" <SiP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F647EC94-32B6-46CE-AEE8-C47193408BE6@microsoft.com...
> > Running Vista Business on DFI Infinity 975X/G with 4Gb of DDR2-800. For
> > some
> > reason the bios reports the full 4Gb but windows only ever reports 2Gb (I
> > know the GFX card would take some but I was expecting approx 3Gb).
> >
> > Run MemTest86 tests overnight so it's not the dims.
> >
> > Any ideas?

>
>

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Old 03-03-2007
Steve Jain
 

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Re: Windows only sees 2Gb of Ram
On Sat, 3 Mar 2007 10:56:10 -0800, SiP <SiP@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote:

>Sorry BigJim. I had looked on google and changed some of the options in
>bcdedit which was why I asked.
>
>Current config is:-
>nx - OptIn
>pae - ForceEnable
>increaseuserva - 3072
>
>Were there any settings I missed?
>

BIOS settings. Enable memory hole.

Also, running the x64 version will allow you full access to your 4GB
without any 'tricks'.

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Steve Jain, Virtual Machine MVP
http://vpc.essjae.com/
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