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SubjectRe: 4GB memory and Intel Dual-Core system
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On Thu, 27 Oct 2005 23:07:41 +0200, Marcel Holtmann wrote
> Hi Alejandro,
>
> > > the board in this system is a Intel D945GNT and the box tells me the
> > > maximum supported amount of RAM is 4 GB. So there should be a way to
> > > address this amount memory.
> >
> > The board did take the 4GB of RAM and it is finding them, therefore supports
> > them. It is just not designed to give a full 4GB of RAM to the system, it only
> > gives 3.4XGB RAM and the rest is really not used, then basically the system
> > just tries to give the 0.6xGB RAM remaining a task by it being used by "System
> > Resources"
> >
> > This isn't really Linux dependant.
>
> so there is no way to give me back the "lost" memory. Is it possible
> that another motherboard might help?

AFAIK, No. AMD and Intel will always do the same thing until we all move to
real IA64.

Unless there is some sort of kernel hack that will do some crazy thing to give
you the power there.

But hey, look at it this way, if you remove 1GB, you will lose the Dual
Channel capability.

.Alejandro
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