6G RAM installed, 5.6G reported

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Man-wai Chang ToDie, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. Motherboard: Asus M2N-E (nForce 570 Ultra)

    Total DDR2-800 RAM = 2x1+2x2G = 6G

    However, 64-bit Vi$ta reports only 5.6G. Why? Do I need a memory patch?

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    Man-wai Chang ToDie, Jan 21, 2008
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    No patch necessary (not that there is one), you likely have shared video
    memory.
     
    Rick Rogers, Jan 21, 2008
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    jorgen Guest

    How is memory remapping configured in bios?
     
    jorgen, Jan 21, 2008
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  4. Motherboard: Asus M2N-E (nForce 570 Ultra)
    I don't see any memory remap function in the BIOS.... how's it called by
    Nvidia?


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    Man-wai Chang ToDie, Jan 21, 2008
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  5. No patch necessary (not that there is one), you likely have shared video
    What would happen if I increae total RAM to 8G?

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    Man-wai Chang ToDie, Jan 21, 2008
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    Alias Guest

    You'd waste your money.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Jan 21, 2008
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    If it's shared video, then it'd report 7.6GB instead of 5.6GB. The max
    memory in the M2N-E is 8GB, and you may also need to map around the memory
    hole if it's not shared.
     
    Rick Rogers, Jan 21, 2008
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  8. Because you have video support on the motherboard instead of a
    separate video card, some of your RAM is being used for video support
    and isn't directly available to Windows.
     
    Ken Blake, MVP, Jan 21, 2008
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  9. Because you have video support on the motherboard instead of a
    I am using a 8600GT display card, and as far as a I know, M2N-E doesn't
    have on-board video. So is there a way to release that 512M RAM?

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    Man-wai Chang ToDie, Jan 22, 2008
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  10. Can't see anything related to "remap" in BIOS screen....

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    Man-wai Chang ToDie, Jan 22, 2008
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  11. No patch necessary (not that there is one), you likely have shared
    Thanks. But then DDR2 RAM modules are cheap these days. :)

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    Man-wai Chang ToDie, Jan 22, 2008
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    Ventoris

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    Any luck solving this problem? This just happened to me today after I swapped out my CPU. The gadget shows 5629MB. The BIOS showed something similar.

    CPU: Athlon 4400 to Phenom 940
    mobo: M2N32-SLI
    RAM: same thing - 2x1 + 2x2
    OS: Premium w/ SP2

    I don't have onboard video and I'm running the 2001 BIOS, not the beta 2207. Rarely do I ever use more than 5GB, so I really don't miss it, but I would like to know where it went to.
     
    Ventoris, Jul 10, 2009
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