[CentOS] Re: 4gb ram shows as 3.3gb

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Fri Jul 27 17:48:17 UTC 2007

Scott Silva wrote:
>> Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 20 bytes.
>> BIOS Information
>>         Vendor: Intel Corp.
>>         Version: EV91510A.86A.0482.2006.0222.2350
> Many desktop boards are designed for Windows, and linux isn't quite up to
> speed on them. You usually need to run Cutting edge distros like Fedora on
> desktop boards to get the most out of them.

find my previous message on this.  

he's got a board/chipset that doesn't remap the 'missing' 800MB...  even 
in 64-bit mode (assuming he had a EM64T P4 in there, I'm not sure that 
board supports them) he'd only see ~ 3.1GB ram.

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