Re: Only 3.2G ram out of 4G seen in an i386 box

From: Robert Hancock
Date: Tue Aug 08 2006 - 10:21:46 EST

Thomas Stewart wrote:
I have a Dell Optiplex GX280, a Pentium 4 with an Intel chipset. It has
4G of ram. The problem is I can only see 3.2G, even tho the bios reports

There was a thread on this subject a little while ago. Essentially it is a chipset limitation (i.e. lack of support for memory hole remapping, memory hoisting, whatever you want to call it) and there's nothing that can really be done about it. Even a 64-bit kernel will have the same problem.

Robert Hancock Saskatoon, SK, Canada
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