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post #1 of 17
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MB: GA-MA78GM-S2H
RAM: 4x 1GB Corsair sticks

Well, basicaly i put my new work system together and install windows. Without any drivers on SP1 (default what came with CD) i see 3.52GB ram and I'm really happy.

I install drivers, SP3 mess with bios and overclock a bit and now i have:
2.0GB Ram, Physical adress extension.

So does that mean its still using the 3.52gig or that something is wrong and its only using 2.0gb?

Also, here's a screeenshot of System Information, which makes me even more confused.



Thanks, tom
Edited by tomaskir - 5/30/08 at 7:38am
post #2 of 17
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Originally Posted by tomaskir View Post
MB: GA-MA78GM-S2H
RAM: 4x 1GB Corsair sticks

Well, basicaly i put my new work system together and install windows. Without any drivers on SP1 (default what came with CD) i see 3.52GB ram and I'm really happy.

I install drivers, SP3 mess with bios and overclock a bit and now i have:
2.0GB Ram, Physical adress extension.

So does that mean its still using the 3.52gig or that something is wrong and its only using 2.0gb?

Also, here's a screeenshot of System Information, which makes me even more confused.



Thanks, tom
Check your BIOS for Memory Remapping and disable it. thats possibly where that missing memory has gone.
post #3 of 17
Windows only recognize 3.5 but in reality you have the whole 4 gig's no worries.
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post #4 of 17
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Windows only recognize 3.5 but in reality you have the whole 4 gig's no worries.
I know i have full 4. As stated before tho, windows now shows only 2.0gb whereas before it showed 3.52. Gonna look around BIOS now.
post #5 of 17
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Ok, my question now is: Where are the memory remapping setting in BIOS on this board?
post #6 of 17
If you are trying to utilize all 4gb on that 32bit operating system, it just isn't possible.
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If you are trying to utilize all 4gb on that 32bit operating system, it just isn't possible.
no his point is that he used to see 3.5gb which he understands, but now he is only seeing 2gb even tho there is 4gb in it.

I doubt its your Ram physically at all anyways, sounds very unlikely, its either windows or BIOS. Actually is CPU-Z showing the missing RAM?
    
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post #8 of 17
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If you are trying to utilize all 4gb on that 32bit operating system, it just isn't possible.
acctually your wrong with 32-bit vista w/ sp1 you can have 4gb of ram!
I should know cos I do have 4gig and sp1 vista ultimate
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post #9 of 17
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acctually your wrong with 32-bit vista w/ sp1 you can have 4gb of ram!
I should know cos I do have 4gig and sp1 vista ultimate
does it all show up? and you sure its not vista 64bit, cos ultimate has both
    
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post #10 of 17
Actually I think you can get a full 8GB to show up on vista 32bit. But not on XP.
    
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