4 GB RAM not detecting on Asus A8N32 SLI Deluxe


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Varun.Rapolu

Hi All

yesterday i took new computer with below configuration

Hardware is:

Asus A8N32 SLI Deluxe Motherboard
4200 64 AMD processor
4 GB Ram
NVidia 6600 512 mb (2 cards)

but my 4 GB ram got detected as 2.5 GB only

I am running it on Windows XP
even in BIOS also its showing the same

please provide solution to rectify this problem so that i can utilize
my full ram


Thanks in advance
Varun Rapolu
 
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Loren Pechtel

Hi All

yesterday i took new computer with below configuration

Hardware is:

Asus A8N32 SLI Deluxe Motherboard
4200 64 AMD processor
4 GB Ram
NVidia 6600 512 mb (2 cards)

but my 4 GB ram got detected as 2.5 GB only

I am running it on Windows XP
even in BIOS also its showing the same

please provide solution to rectify this problem so that i can utilize
my full ram

I think that's all you're going to get.

You always lose some space to various system functions. Your pair of
512mb cards is burning up 1gb of address space. I would have expected
more like 2.7 or 2.8 from your config but 2.5 doesn't exactly shock
me.
 
N

NoNoBadDog!

Loren Pechtel said:
I think that's all you're going to get.

You always lose some space to various system functions. Your pair of
512mb cards is burning up 1gb of address space. I would have expected
more like 2.7 or 2.8 from your config but 2.5 doesn't exactly shock
me.

Complete and utter b*llshit!
This OP has no idea what he is talking about.

Please ignore the information provided by Loren, as it is 100% completely
wrong.

The motherboard will accept and acknowledge 4GB, the RAM modules must be
installed as matched pairs; If done correctly, BIOS will see the full 4GB;
Windows will may require the /3GB switch in boot.ini to properly access all
of the RAM.

Bobby
 
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Loren Pechtel

Complete and utter b*llshit!
This OP has no idea what he is talking about.

Please ignore the information provided by Loren, as it is 100% completely
wrong.

The motherboard will accept and acknowledge 4GB, the RAM modules must be
installed as matched pairs; If done correctly, BIOS will see the full 4GB;
Windows will may require the /3GB switch in boot.ini to properly access all
of the RAM.

Quoting from the manual for this board, page 2-12:
http://dlsvr03.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/socket939/A8N32-SLI Deluxe/E2280_A8N32-SLI_Dlx.pdf

IF you installed four 1GB memory modules, the system may detect less
than 3GB of total memory because of address space allocation for other
critical functions. This limitation applies to Windows XP 32-bit
version operating system since it does not support PAE (Physical
Address Extension) mode.

IF you install Windows XP 32-bit version operating system, we
recommend that you install less than 3GB of total memory.
 
N

NoNoBadDog!

Loren Pechtel said:
Quoting from the manual for this board, page 2-12:
http://dlsvr03.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/socket939/A8N32-SLI Deluxe/E2280_A8N32-SLI_Dlx.pdf

IF you installed four 1GB memory modules, the system may detect less
than 3GB of total memory because of address space allocation for other
critical functions. This limitation applies to Windows XP 32-bit
version operating system since it does not support PAE (Physical
Address Extension) mode.

IF you install Windows XP 32-bit version operating system, we
recommend that you install less than 3GB of total memory.

BIOS will detect proper amount. With the /3GB switch applied, system will
reallocate RAM to recognize 3GB. The manual is somewhat misleading.
The OP needs to modify his boot.ini; the reason he is not seeing above 2.5
GB is the way that Windows addresses RAM without the /3GB switch. It has
nothing to do with processes allocating RAM.

Bobby
 
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Loren Pechtel

BIOS will detect proper amount. With the /3GB switch applied, system will
reallocate RAM to recognize 3GB. The manual is somewhat misleading.
The OP needs to modify his boot.ini; the reason he is not seeing above 2.5
GB is the way that Windows addresses RAM without the /3GB switch. It has
nothing to do with processes allocating RAM.

The problem is running out of address space to put the RAM in. That's
why that warning only applies to the 32-bit version and not the 64-bit
version.

I've got a laptop that maxes out at 2.8 for this very reason--and it
doesn't even use up 1gb on the video cards.

(I do not expect to have usenet access for a while, I do not expect to
post any further replies on this.)
 
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Martin Racette

When I tried the /3GB switch, I lost the ability to use the second video card,
they are both link in SLI

--
Thank you in Advance

Merci a l'Avance

Martin
 
M

Mike

The /3GB switch has no effect on this (it directs Windows to allocate 3GB of the virtual
address space to applications and 1GB to the system). The problem is that you have PCIe
cards. They map real memory during the POST startup making it unavailable to the OS. You
can't fix it without going to 64bit OS as Loren says.
 
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Loren Pechtel

The /3GB switch has no effect on this (it directs Windows to allocate 3GB of the virtual
address space to applications and 1GB to the system). The problem is that you have PCIe
cards. They map real memory during the POST startup making it unavailable to the OS. You
can't fix it without going to 64bit OS as Loren says.

Speaking of the 64-bit version, what's the compatibility like with it?

I'm planning to use the same board although I won't lose as much to
the PCIe's.
 

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