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Re: I want all my 4GB!!!

James Brown <jbrownfirst@gmail.com> writes:

> I have a laptop Acer TravelMate 3043WTMi under Lenny AMD64 with 4GD RAM.
> But the system "see" only 3GB:
> dmesg |grep Memory
> [    0.004000] Memory: 3081184k/3136000k available (2225k kernel code,
> 54428k reserved, 1080k data, 392k init)
> $ cat /proc/meminfo
> MemTotal:      3088108 kB
> How can I get all my 4GB memory?

I'm not sure how this works with AMD64, but with 32 bit systems the
default kernel has a maximum amount of RAM it can recognize and use.
When I increased the RAM on my thinkpad to 3GB, I had to switch to the
686 kernel to get it all recognized. I'm not sure how to investigate,
but perhaps you need a different kernel or a kernel module? Just


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