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Thread: Total memory numbers don't match (8GB)

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    Re: Total memory numbers don't match (8GB)

    Quote Originally Posted by Lukas666 View Post

    The number of kilobytes reported by BIOS and the number reported by /proc/meminfo:
    are different. And they do use same units.
    I guess I misunderstood the nature of your question. Sorry for wasting your time, and take care.

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    Re: Total memory numbers don't match (8GB)

    You should be grateful that your system can use that much. A lot of recent motherboards still don't have proper BIOS support for >4GB RAM

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    Re: Total memory numbers don't match (8GB)

    Quote Originally Posted by Temüjin View Post
    You should be grateful that your system can use that much. A lot of recent motherboards still don't have proper BIOS support for >4GB RAM
    Really? Like which ones? I plan to upgrade soon and want to avoid those. I find that very strange as my system is almost 3 years old, and I have had 8GB on it (with original BIOS) from the beginning. Are you sure those are "recent" boards?

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    Re: Total memory numbers don't match (8GB)

    Look through the recently closed x86-64 forum and witness the number of threads about RAM usage.

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    Re: Total memory numbers don't match (8GB)

    hmmmm.....yaa....found one thread about Tyan K8WE....released in 2005....and another thread about Asus P5VM, about 2 (or 3)years old......couple of threads about laptops. I doubt there are many recent boards with problems supporting >4GB....maybe a very small number.

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    Re: Total memory numbers don't match (8GB)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike'sHardLinux View Post
    Really? Like which ones? I plan to upgrade soon and want to avoid those. I find that very strange as my system is almost 3 years old, and I have had 8GB on it (with original BIOS) from the beginning. Are you sure those are "recent" boards?
    I know the problem. Some MBs have problems with 4 sticks sitting in them (usually that's all slots taken). And that usually requires a significant voltage increase on one of the bridges (north?).

    Also, New MBs are more and more "memory picky", always check the manafacturer's website for all supported memory brands and models.

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    Re: Total memory numbers don't match (8GB)

    Quote Originally Posted by Temüjin View Post
    Look through the recently closed x86-64 forum and witness the number of threads about RAM usage.
    Thanks, I'll check it.

    L.

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