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Re: 1GB RAM is missing.

On October 23, 2007 09:34:52 am pgega wrote:
> On Oct 22, 10:00 pm, Pasi Oja-Nisula <p...@iki.fi> wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 11:29:37AM -0000, pgega wrote:
> > > Pasi: what was the RAM seend by BIOS , when I use 4 GiB ,bios sees
> > > only 3052 GiB (But the MSI board can hadle up to 8 GiB)
> > >
> > > If I would rise RAM number with GRUB (like you, 3900GiB), could I get
> > > more then seen by bios (3052 GiB) ?
> >
> > In my case bios reports 3903 MB. Anyway, the usable limit in my machine
> > is less than what the bios reports.
> >
> > One instruction I have heard about these problems was to make sure
> > that bios setting "memory remap" is on. Whatever that is, my bios
> > doesn't have that.
> >
> > Pasi
> >
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>  OK, I will check this option,
> My bios reports two values:
> Physical memory : 4G
> and Usage memory 3G
> And, god sake, I do not know how to enable more ram, in other hand
> board supports up to 8G, none of RAM sticks is broken.

You are going to have to accept that you are never going to get all 4gb 
running a 32bit install due to the limitations of using 32bit where things 
need to be reserved in the 4gb which is not the case using 64bit where you 
see the whole 4gb in use. I know with my machine if I boot a Knoppix Live CD 
(32bit) I only see around 3.3gb useable if I use my normal Debian install 
(64bit) I get the whole 4gb like below.

>$ free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:       4052156    4023220      28936          0      52160    1714740
-/+ buffers/cache:    2256320    1795836
Swap:      1052216         88    1052128

If you want then you can read all the gory details as to why you cannot get 
the entire 4gb using 32bit in the many thousands of hits in the search below 
most of the time talking about windows but the same BIOS/reserved issues are 
present if using GNU/Linux. BTW if you did install 8gb in your machine you 
will still not get the entire eight as well.



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