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SubjectRe: 4GB memory and Intel Dual-Core system
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On Fri, 28 Oct 2005 00:17:01 +0200, Marcel Holtmann wrote
> Hi Dave,
>
> > > > Some boards at least have a BIOS option to support 'memory hoisting'
> > > > to map the 'lost' memory above the 4G address space.
> > > >
> > > > I suspect a lot of the lower-end (and older) boards however don't have
> > > > this option, as they were not tested with 4GB.
> > >
> > > do you have any information about remapping support of the D945GNT
> > > motherboard from Intel.
> >
> > I've not come across an EM64T with that much RAM, so I've not had
> > reason to go looking.. Sorry.
>
> am I really the first person trying to use that board with 4 GB of
> RAM and an Intel Dual-Core with EM64T :(

Dude, again. This has nothing to do with the CPU. The arch IA32 is simply
_not_ made for 4GB, so, some motherboards manufacturers make a workaround like
Dave said, to Map such RAM. After all, that 0.6GB RAM will be used and
allocated for other resources. This is just how the arch works and I doubt it
will change.

Only thing that you can do is buy a new Mobo which might support Mapping for
the extra RAM.

There isn't really much that you can do.

.Alejandro

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