System Ram Not Completely Recognized
nathan at nmecs.com
Wed Jun 26 16:09:50 MDT 2013
I have an AMD A6 that I use as a development server in my office. I have two similar 4 GB
sticks of ram installed in the proper channel and the BIOS recognizes 8192MB ram in
The system has an integrated Radeon HD blahblahblah video chipset and in the BIOS I have it
set to 64MB, so the IGP should not be the issue.
I have been running CentOS 6.4 which only recognized 5.3 GB of ram installed. I decided to
play a test and see if Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or even 13.04 would recognize more ram. I downloaded
Kubuntu 13.04 (live desktop) and booted it on this system. I swear up and down it recognized
all 8GB of ram, so I decided to dump CentOS and I installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS and only
recognized 6GB of ram. So then I installed Ubuntu Server 13.04 and it only recognizes 6GB of
ram. I booted the system with the Kubuntu disc again and it says 6GB of ram, so I must have
misread it initially. Anyway, I now have 6GB instead of 5.3 which is a step in the right direction.
What else could be causing this issue? Yes, this is ubuntu-13.04-amd64. Is there a command I
can feed grub to force recognition? Google is returning everything under the sun for 32-bit pae
and 6gb of ram, which do not apply to me!
any help would be greatly appreciated!
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