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post #11 of 51
Carl25 - you need to enable memory remapping in your BIOS.

The P5b should have that feature.
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I was really surprised when I plugged in my 4 - 1GB sticks and this was what I ended up with.

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Edit.....it definitely is not worth the trouble and the hype just doesn't live up to it. I will probably put it back to 2x1024 and save the other 2 sticks for another computer.
I just realized that I never changed my OS in my sig. I've upgraded to Vista Home premium 32.
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I was really surprised when I plugged in my 4 - 1GB sticks and this was what I ended up with.

Attachment 68040

Edit.....it definitely is not worth the trouble and the hype just doesn't live up to it. I will probably put it back to 2x1024 and save the other 2 sticks for another computer.
I had this problem with some sticks, for instance I had 4* 1024MB Corsair XMS DDR2 667 and it showed only 2800MB something, then with 4*1024MB Crucial Ballistix, it showed 3327MB, just like my current 2*2GB GSkills.
    
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I had this problem with some sticks, for instance I had 4* 1024MB Corsair XMS DDR2 667 and it showed only 2800MB something, then with 4*1024MB Crucial Ballistix, it showed 3327MB, just like my current 2*2GB GSkills.
Well, cpuz shows all four sticks and total memory of 4096. So it is definitely an OS thing. There is no bios option in this chipset at least to control how much memory the OS can map.
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post #15 of 51
Vista Service pack 1 shows 4096 even in 32bit, I am relaying this info from someone else, im not too sure about it since ihave 64bit, but you could try installing service pack 1.
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I thought utilizing 4GB with any 32bit OS was impossible. It just can't map that much memory, right?
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post #17 of 51
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I thought utilizing 4GB with any 32bit OS was impossible. It just can't map that much memory, right?
I'm just going to sit back and watch where this goes. I have no idea anymore. Everything I thought was true about Vista and 4gb of memory has just gone out the window. So I'm open for things to try here.
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post #18 of 51
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Carl25 - you need to enable memory remapping in your BIOS.

The P5b should have that feature.
when i do that, i get 2gb of ram
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post #19 of 51
Maybe we could get someone who has 32Bit Vista running to post and show us 4BG being utilized. Then we would not have to continue to speculate. Take a snapshot of the same screen that I did and show the 4GB.
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