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4GB Ram Installed / Total Physical Ram = 2.75GB?



 
 
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Old July 14th 08, 09:40 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Impulse
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Default 4GB Ram Installed / Total Physical Ram = 2.75GB?


OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Ultimate
Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer NVIDIA
System Model NFORCE 780i SLI
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz, 2500 Mhz,
4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD P5P, 30/05/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United Kingdom
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6001.18000"

Time Zone GMT Daylight Time *
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 2.75 GB *
Available Physical Memory 1.62 GB
Total Virtual Memory 5.71 GB
Available Virtual Memory 4.40 GB
Page File Space 3.04 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
System (my computer properties) is showing 4GB ram. But if I open up

System Information, I get the above.
Why is not display 4GB as total? I could understand if it was 3.5gb
because I have a 512mb 9800gtx in there, but where's the rest going?
Memory remapping in bios isn't an option cause it's not there in the
bios.
The bios is detecting the full 4gb
And before you ask, I'm running Vista Ultimate x64.
I've tried updating the bios, but the updater isn't working at the
moment, I'm waiting for a reply from XFX in regards to that.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Spec:
Motherboard: XFX nForce 780i
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Q9300 @ 2.5 ghz (stock)
Ram: 4gb (2x2gb) ocz pc6400 (800mhz) ddr2 gold series
GFX: Inno3D 9800gtx overclock (single)
PSU: OCZ EliteXstream 800w


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Old July 14th 08, 10:01 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Colin Barnhorst[_2_]
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Default 4GB Ram Installed / Total Physical Ram = 2.75GB?

"Impulse" wrote in message
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OS Name Microsoft® Windows VistaT Ultimate
Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer NVIDIA
System Model NFORCE 780i SLI
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz, 2500 Mhz,
4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD P5P, 30/05/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United Kingdom
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6001.18000"

Time Zone GMT Daylight Time *
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 2.75 GB *
Available Physical Memory 1.62 GB
Total Virtual Memory 5.71 GB
Available Virtual Memory 4.40 GB
Page File Space 3.04 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
System (my computer properties) is showing 4GB ram. But if I open up

System Information, I get the above.
Why is not display 4GB as total? I could understand if it was 3.5gb
because I have a 512mb 9800gtx in there, but where's the rest going?
Memory remapping in bios isn't an option cause it's not there in the
bios.
The bios is detecting the full 4gb
And before you ask, I'm running Vista Ultimate x64.
I've tried updating the bios, but the updater isn't working at the
moment, I'm waiting for a reply from XFX in regards to that.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Spec:
Motherboard: XFX nForce 780i
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Q9300 @ 2.5 ghz (stock)
Ram: 4gb (2x2gb) ocz pc6400 (800mhz) ddr2 gold series
GFX: Inno3D 9800gtx overclock (single)
PSU: OCZ EliteXstream 800w


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Impulse



You might also ask in microsoft.public.windows.64bit.general since this gets
discussed there often enough.

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Old July 15th 08, 07:34 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Impulse
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Default 4GB Ram Installed / Total Physical Ram = 2.75GB?


Okay, I realised that it's going to shared system memory, as shown by
this:
[image: http://i34.tinypic.com/esuttc.jpg]

New question: How do I reduce shared memory? I've googled for it but I
can't find anything useful.


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Old July 15th 08, 07:43 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
skunksmash[_34_]
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Default 4GB Ram Installed / Total Physical Ram = 2.75GB?


hi impulse
im sure brink will be along shortly with the answer..
sure there is a tutorial for it ....you'll be hard pushed to find a
vista config he has not covered...


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Old July 15th 08, 09:21 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Colin Barnhorst[_2_]
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Default 4GB Ram Installed / Total Physical Ram = 2.75GB?

"Impulse" wrote in message
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Okay, I realised that it's going to shared system memory, as shown by
this:
[image: http://i34.tinypic.com/esuttc.jpg]

New question: How do I reduce shared memory? I've googled for it but I
can't find anything useful.


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Impulse



That may be a BIOS setting. Check.

 




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