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Windows 7: 3.25GB of RAM in W7 Ultimate 64 bit

14 Mar 2011   #11
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

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Here are the last pictures, with the onboard/superIO from the Integrated Peripherals page, plus the PNP/PCI Config screen.

Will post the Resource Monitor afterwards. I can't see anything like memory mapping in the BIOS, but I may just be being a little slow!

Thanks again!
I noticed that your Intel Chipset does not support memory remapping, this would have enabled all the RAM to be used. Other hardware may be using the 0.75GB of RAM, the resource monitor screenshot will confirm it
Hi yowanvista,

While I understand where you your going - 3 Gigs Ram or 4?, I'm a little confused as to how you came to your conclusion by those screen shots?

And yeah, Resorce Monitor would help a lot

Thanks.
Poster confirmed in post #7 that 770MB is being used by hardware


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14 Mar 2011   #12
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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Poster confirmed in post #7 that 770MB is being used by hardware
That seals the deal for me. Missed that one

I also noticed he has a 946 board - older than these....

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The chipset must support at least 8 GB of address space. Chipsets that have this capability include the following:
  • Intel 975X
  • Intel P965
  • Intel 955X on Socket 775
  • Chipsets that support AMD processors that use socket F, socket 940, socket 939, or socket AM2. These chipsets include any AMD socket and CPU combination in which the memory controller resides in the CPU.
So this clued me in - should have posted that thought when I asked the question

Anyway thanks.
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15 Mar 2011   #13
northlondon01

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I loaded my 32bit image on to another drive and exactly the same memory was allocated - 770MB. Thanks for taking a look at this though!

I've looked at other motherboards, but I can't see it'd be worth it with my ageing set up! I'm more annoyed that I bought an extra 2GB stick when and only got 0.25GB more than if I'd have kept the existing 1GB stick in there! I will at some point get a new mobo/CPU, PSU and RAM. My case, drives etc are all perfectly fine, so it won't be a massive new purchase.

Just wondering, would having the 4GB in there, with .75GB allocated to the hardware and 3.25GB for the rest make it run better than just having 3GB in total?

It seems odd to sell motherboards with the capacity for 4GB, that can't give you 4GB of RAM though!
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15 Mar 2011   #14
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Memory Hole At 15M-16M is the setting you wanted.
https://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...t-features.jpg
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15 Mar 2011   #15
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

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Memory Hole At 15M-16M is the setting you wanted.
https://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...t-features.jpg

I think that i for basic video mapping and is very small - not the 256M used for PCI.
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15 Mar 2011   #16
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

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I think that i for basic video mapping and is very small - not the 256M used for PCI.
What?
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15 Mar 2011   #17
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Memory Hole At 15M-16M is the setting you wanted.
https://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...t-features.jpg
You sure?

BIOS UPDATE & DOWNLOAD: Bios Option 'Memory Hole At 15M-16M'
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15 Mar 2011   #18
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

What stormy said. And depending on your MB you may want this feature Disabled! Which the OP has done.

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In certain motherboards, this feature may actually render all RAM above the 15th MB off-limits to the OS! In this case, you will effectively have only 14MB of RAM, irrespective of how much RAM your system actually has.

Google search as well - memory hole at 15m-16m
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15 Mar 2011   #19
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

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I think that i for basic video mapping and is very small - not the 256M used for PCI.
What?
It is not the address space that PCI/PCI-express graphics maps to. It is a smaller space for legacy cards that you want diabled as already mentioned.

As yowanvista already said, this chipset doesn't support memory remapping.
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