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i was messing about seeing if i could decrease boot time by not using a paging file i.e. virtual mem, i figured i would be fine with 4gb of RAM

however, upon reboot, windows would only see 3gb of ram


i had a peek at cpu-z which lo and behold detected all 4gb

i have tried resetting my virtual mem options to no avail

help plox
    
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Is your Vista 64 bit?

EDIT: I see in your sig it is.

Errr...
Hold on... Need to think.

EDIT2:

I would do a system restore to before you played with the settings. System restore always works like a charm.
    
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Is there a memory remap feature available in your BIOS? If so, enable it. It allows 64bit environments to utilize all of your ram.
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Doing any advance boot options? I know when I was using the Maximum memory, that would always screw mine up.
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after you install sp1 it will see all 4gb at least all 4 of the pc's here did
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thezman View Post
after you install sp1 it will see all 4gb at least all 4 of the pc's here did
It will say that you have 4Gb installed but it still wont use it, if its a 32bit OS
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yes but it will at least report correctly.. and it will be able to use up to about 3.58 max..
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Yeah, there's a Vista patch you need to install to enable all the RAM, lemme go find it!

Yeah I can't find it, just go get all the updates!
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Festi View Post
i was messing about seeing if i could decrease boot time by not using a paging file i.e. virtual mem, i figured i would be fine with 4gb of RAM

however, upon reboot, windows would only see 3gb of ram


i had a peek at cpu-z which lo and behold detected all 4gb

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help plox
Did you go into msconfig and change the boot settings to use all of your cores? Cause when I changed mine to use all my cores it did the same thing, change it back from using all your cores to 0 and it should see all your ram. Hope that helps.
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Did you go into msconfig and change the boot settings to use all of your cores? Cause when I changed mine to use all my cores it did the same thing, change it back from using all your cores to 0 and it should see all your ram. Hope that helps.
yeah i did, system restore fixed it at any rate

thanks and +reps all around
    
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