System Ram Not Completely Recognized

Nathan England nathan at nmecs.com
Thu Jun 27 15:52:47 MDT 2013


On Thursday, June 27, 2013 03:47:38 PM Nicholas Leippe wrote:
> Does the bios consistently report 8GB? Incompatible memory can produce
> intermittent behavior.
> 

Yes it has consistently reported 8192MB since I installed the ram.


> Are you sure the video driver is honoring the 64MB setting in the bios?
> Perhaps it's claiming 2GB?
> 

It is an ATI afterall, so I guess it is possible.



> Also, the kernel can be configured with various possible memory
> topologies--it may be possible that the ones on the live cd don't see it
> all. Why not actually build a kernel native for your cpu and chipset and
> see what it finds when it boots.
> 

Yeah, I may have to do this.



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