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I have 3GB of RAM installed but the system only reports 2814MB

  1. #1


    Shade00 Guest

    I have 3GB of RAM installed but the system only reports 2814MB

    3GB RAM on Vista 32-bit Home Premium and system info is only reporting
    2814MB. The motherboard bios is recognizing all 3GB and the memory has tested
    fine when only 1GB or 2GB is installed on it's own. The memory is all the
    same - Corsair - same product line and everything. Vista OS is up to date and
    I am using the latest bios for my motherboard. I will paste the system specs
    here.... (Any idea what could be going on here?)

    OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium
    Version 6.0.6000 Build 6000
    Other OS Description Not Available
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name (i removed this)
    System Manufacturer System manufacturer
    System Model System Product Name
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz, 2400 Mhz, 2
    Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
    BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS P5NSLI ACPI BIOS Revision
    1401, 5/29/2007
    SMBIOS Version 2.4
    Windows Directory C:\Windows
    System Directory C:\Windows\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6000.16386"
    User Name
    Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
    Total Physical Memory 2,813.75 MB
    Available Physical Memory 1.76 GB
    Total Virtual Memory 6.64 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 5.65 GB
    Page File Space 4.00 GB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys

    Name NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT
    PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0295&SUBSYS_C6363842&REV_A1\4&36AAE60&0&0010
    Adapter Type GeForce 7950 GT, NVIDIA compatible
    Adapter Description NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT
    Adapter RAM 256.00 MB (268,435,456 bytes)
    Installed Drivers nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll
    Driver Version 7.15.11.6375
    INF File oem27.inf (nv_NV3x section)
    Color Planes Not Available
    Color Table Entries 4294967296
    Resolution 1680 x 1050 x 59 hertz
    Bits/Pixel 32
    Memory Address 0xC6000000-0xC8FFFFFF
    Memory Address 0xB0000000-0xBFFFFFFF
    Memory Address 0xC7000000-0xC7FFFFFF
    I/O Port 0x0000A000-0x0000AFFF
    IRQ Channel IRQ 16
    I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB
    I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF
    Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF
    Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\nvlddmkm.sys (7.15.11.6375, 7.27 MB
    (7,625,088 bytes), 10/4/2007 6:14 PM)

    Any idea what is going on here?



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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  3. #2


    Spirit Guest

    Re: I have 3GB of RAM installed but the system only reports 2814MB

    The Video card and possibly other devices are sharing some of your system
    memory.
    Its all normal.

    "Shade00" <Shade00@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:22DF3635-29B4-4F9B-8CD6-8A5760B4C266@xxxxxx

    > 3GB RAM on Vista 32-bit Home Premium and system info is only reporting
    > 2814MB. The motherboard bios is recognizing all 3GB and the memory has
    > tested
    > fine when only 1GB or 2GB is installed on it's own. The memory is all the
    > same - Corsair - same product line and everything. Vista OS is up to date
    > and
    > I am using the latest bios for my motherboard. I will paste the system
    > specs
    > here.... (Any idea what could be going on here?)
    >
    > OS Name Microsoft® Windows VistaT Home Premium
    > Version 6.0.6000 Build 6000
    > Other OS Description Not Available
    > OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    > System Name (i removed this)
    > System Manufacturer System manufacturer
    > System Model System Product Name
    > System Type X86-based PC
    > Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz, 2400 Mhz, 2
    > Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
    > BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS P5NSLI ACPI BIOS Revision
    > 1401, 5/29/2007
    > SMBIOS Version 2.4
    > Windows Directory C:\Windows
    > System Directory C:\Windows\system32
    > Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    > Locale United States
    > Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6000.16386"
    > User Name
    > Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
    > Total Physical Memory 2,813.75 MB
    > Available Physical Memory 1.76 GB
    > Total Virtual Memory 6.64 GB
    > Available Virtual Memory 5.65 GB
    > Page File Space 4.00 GB
    > Page File C:\pagefile.sys
    >
    > Name NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT
    > PNP Device ID
    > PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0295&SUBSYS_C6363842&REV_A1\4&36AAE60&0&0010
    > Adapter Type GeForce 7950 GT, NVIDIA compatible
    > Adapter Description NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT
    > Adapter RAM 256.00 MB (268,435,456 bytes)
    > Installed Drivers nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll
    > Driver Version 7.15.11.6375
    > INF File oem27.inf (nv_NV3x section)
    > Color Planes Not Available
    > Color Table Entries 4294967296
    > Resolution 1680 x 1050 x 59 hertz
    > Bits/Pixel 32
    > Memory Address 0xC6000000-0xC8FFFFFF
    > Memory Address 0xB0000000-0xBFFFFFFF
    > Memory Address 0xC7000000-0xC7FFFFFF
    > I/O Port 0x0000A000-0x0000AFFF
    > IRQ Channel IRQ 16
    > I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB
    > I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF
    > Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF
    > Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\nvlddmkm.sys (7.15.11.6375, 7.27 MB
    > (7,625,088 bytes), 10/4/2007 6:14 PM)
    >
    > Any idea what is going on here?
    >
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    Shade00 Guest

    Re: I have 3GB of RAM installed but the system only reports 2814MB

    My video card has dedicated memory. Plus, when there are 2GB installed it
    reports 2GB is installed. Wouldnt these other devices need memory when only
    2GB is in the machine? Would upgrading to 3GB really cause my video card with
    dedicated memory (as denoted below) and other devices to suddenly need almost
    500MB of RAM to operate?

    "Spirit" wrote:

    > The Video card and possibly other devices are sharing some of your system
    > memory.
    > Its all normal.
    >
    > "Shade00" <Shade00@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:22DF3635-29B4-4F9B-8CD6-8A5760B4C266@xxxxxx

    > > 3GB RAM on Vista 32-bit Home Premium and system info is only reporting
    > > 2814MB. The motherboard bios is recognizing all 3GB and the memory has
    > > tested
    > > fine when only 1GB or 2GB is installed on it's own. The memory is all the
    > > same - Corsair - same product line and everything. Vista OS is up to date
    > > and
    > > I am using the latest bios for my motherboard. I will paste the system
    > > specs
    > > here.... (Any idea what could be going on here?)
    > >
    > > OS Name Microsoft® Windows VistaT Home Premium
    > > Version 6.0.6000 Build 6000
    > > Other OS Description Not Available
    > > OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    > > System Name (i removed this)
    > > System Manufacturer System manufacturer
    > > System Model System Product Name
    > > System Type X86-based PC
    > > Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz, 2400 Mhz, 2
    > > Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
    > > BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS P5NSLI ACPI BIOS Revision
    > > 1401, 5/29/2007
    > > SMBIOS Version 2.4
    > > Windows Directory C:\Windows
    > > System Directory C:\Windows\system32
    > > Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    > > Locale United States
    > > Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6000.16386"
    > > User Name
    > > Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
    > > Total Physical Memory 2,813.75 MB
    > > Available Physical Memory 1.76 GB
    > > Total Virtual Memory 6.64 GB
    > > Available Virtual Memory 5.65 GB
    > > Page File Space 4.00 GB
    > > Page File C:\pagefile.sys
    > >
    > > Name NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT
    > > PNP Device ID
    > > PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0295&SUBSYS_C6363842&REV_A1\4&36AAE60&0&0010
    > > Adapter Type GeForce 7950 GT, NVIDIA compatible
    > > Adapter Description NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT
    > > Adapter RAM 256.00 MB (268,435,456 bytes)
    > > Installed Drivers nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll
    > > Driver Version 7.15.11.6375
    > > INF File oem27.inf (nv_NV3x section)
    > > Color Planes Not Available
    > > Color Table Entries 4294967296
    > > Resolution 1680 x 1050 x 59 hertz
    > > Bits/Pixel 32
    > > Memory Address 0xC6000000-0xC8FFFFFF
    > > Memory Address 0xB0000000-0xBFFFFFFF
    > > Memory Address 0xC7000000-0xC7FFFFFF
    > > I/O Port 0x0000A000-0x0000AFFF
    > > IRQ Channel IRQ 16
    > > I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB
    > > I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF
    > > Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF
    > > Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\nvlddmkm.sys (7.15.11.6375, 7.27 MB
    > > (7,625,088 bytes), 10/4/2007 6:14 PM)
    > >
    > > Any idea what is going on here?
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    Colin Barnhorst Guest

    Re: I have 3GB of RAM installed but the system only reports 2814MB

    No. At 3GB you are starting to enter the address range being reserved for
    hardware and system by the BIOS.

    With less than 4GB installed the system addresses are offset into the user
    space by the memory manager and marked to prevent user programs from writing
    there. When that is done only the system software is loaded into ram that
    is currently needed. At 2GB you have some system software using up user
    space and you can see that without running any applications a certain amount
    of memory is already being used.

    With 4GB installed the system addresses exist, maximum system software is
    loaded into memory at the system addresses in upper ram and no offset is
    done by the memory manager, but the space is hidden from user programs
    because the mm is no longer protecting them. That is why you suddenly seem
    to be missing some ram.

    Your video card (and other hardware) has memory reserved by the BIOS for
    buffering in the upper range of addresses once those addresses refer to
    installed memory. This is different than what the memory on the video card
    is used for.

    "Shade00" <Shade00@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:8714B021-1E57-486D-BF0E-994FA69CDDD6@xxxxxx

    > My video card has dedicated memory. Plus, when there are 2GB installed it
    > reports 2GB is installed. Wouldnt these other devices need memory when
    > only
    > 2GB is in the machine? Would upgrading to 3GB really cause my video card
    > with
    > dedicated memory (as denoted below) and other devices to suddenly need
    > almost
    > 500MB of RAM to operate?
    >
    > "Spirit" wrote:
    >

    >> The Video card and possibly other devices are sharing some of your system
    >> memory.
    >> Its all normal.
    >>
    >> "Shade00" <Shade00@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:22DF3635-29B4-4F9B-8CD6-8A5760B4C266@xxxxxx

    >> > 3GB RAM on Vista 32-bit Home Premium and system info is only reporting
    >> > 2814MB. The motherboard bios is recognizing all 3GB and the memory has
    >> > tested
    >> > fine when only 1GB or 2GB is installed on it's own. The memory is all
    >> > the
    >> > same - Corsair - same product line and everything. Vista OS is up to
    >> > date
    >> > and
    >> > I am using the latest bios for my motherboard. I will paste the system
    >> > specs
    >> > here.... (Any idea what could be going on here?)
    >> >
    >> > OS Name Microsoft® Windows VistaT Home Premium
    >> > Version 6.0.6000 Build 6000
    >> > Other OS Description Not Available
    >> > OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    >> > System Name (i removed this)
    >> > System Manufacturer System manufacturer
    >> > System Model System Product Name
    >> > System Type X86-based PC
    >> > Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz, 2400 Mhz, 2
    >> > Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
    >> > BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS P5NSLI ACPI BIOS
    >> > Revision
    >> > 1401, 5/29/2007
    >> > SMBIOS Version 2.4
    >> > Windows Directory C:\Windows
    >> > System Directory C:\Windows\system32
    >> > Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    >> > Locale United States
    >> > Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6000.16386"
    >> > User Name
    >> > Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
    >> > Total Physical Memory 2,813.75 MB
    >> > Available Physical Memory 1.76 GB
    >> > Total Virtual Memory 6.64 GB
    >> > Available Virtual Memory 5.65 GB
    >> > Page File Space 4.00 GB
    >> > Page File C:\pagefile.sys
    >> >
    >> > Name NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT
    >> > PNP Device ID
    >> > PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0295&SUBSYS_C6363842&REV_A1\4&36AAE60&0&0010
    >> > Adapter Type GeForce 7950 GT, NVIDIA compatible
    >> > Adapter Description NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT
    >> > Adapter RAM 256.00 MB (268,435,456 bytes)
    >> > Installed Drivers nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll
    >> > Driver Version 7.15.11.6375
    >> > INF File oem27.inf (nv_NV3x section)
    >> > Color Planes Not Available
    >> > Color Table Entries 4294967296
    >> > Resolution 1680 x 1050 x 59 hertz
    >> > Bits/Pixel 32
    >> > Memory Address 0xC6000000-0xC8FFFFFF
    >> > Memory Address 0xB0000000-0xBFFFFFFF
    >> > Memory Address 0xC7000000-0xC7FFFFFF
    >> > I/O Port 0x0000A000-0x0000AFFF
    >> > IRQ Channel IRQ 16
    >> > I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB
    >> > I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF
    >> > Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF
    >> > Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\nvlddmkm.sys (7.15.11.6375, 7.27 MB
    >> > (7,625,088 bytes), 10/4/2007 6:14 PM)
    >> >
    >> > Any idea what is going on here?
    >> >
    >> >
    >>
    >>
    >>

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  6. #5


    Shade00 Guest

    Re: I have 3GB of RAM installed but the system only reports 2814MB

    So, this is how I understand it now. With 3GB of RAM installed Vista 32-bit
    offloads memory used by devices and some drivers from the memory manager (and
    therefore from the allocated user memory) and sets them up outside of what it
    now makes available to "user" system resources. For instance, even though my
    video card has 256MB of dedicated memory Vista is still going to "shadow"
    that much again, plus some other stuff from the bios and other misc crap.
    hehe So, in turn, it only reports the 2814 MB of memory even though there is
    3072 MB installed. Why in the world dont "they" just patch the OS so that it
    shows 3 GB as being installed and then report more of it as used? Do "they"
    think we dont have enough to deal with out here already? I mean, how many
    questions would that save us? People dont like paying for things just so they
    can get it home and be told they dont really have it. Even if it is some kind
    of prank. Anyway, thank you for the explanation. =)

    "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:

    > No. At 3GB you are starting to enter the address range being reserved for
    > hardware and system by the BIOS.
    >
    > With less than 4GB installed the system addresses are offset into the user
    > space by the memory manager and marked to prevent user programs from writing
    > there. When that is done only the system software is loaded into ram that
    > is currently needed. At 2GB you have some system software using up user
    > space and you can see that without running any applications a certain amount
    > of memory is already being used.
    >
    > With 4GB installed the system addresses exist, maximum system software is
    > loaded into memory at the system addresses in upper ram and no offset is
    > done by the memory manager, but the space is hidden from user programs
    > because the mm is no longer protecting them. That is why you suddenly seem
    > to be missing some ram.
    >
    > Your video card (and other hardware) has memory reserved by the BIOS for
    > buffering in the upper range of addresses once those addresses refer to
    > installed memory. This is different than what the memory on the video card
    > is used for.
    >
    > "Shade00" <Shade00@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:8714B021-1E57-486D-BF0E-994FA69CDDD6@xxxxxx

    > > My video card has dedicated memory. Plus, when there are 2GB installed it
    > > reports 2GB is installed. Wouldnt these other devices need memory when
    > > only
    > > 2GB is in the machine? Would upgrading to 3GB really cause my video card
    > > with
    > > dedicated memory (as denoted below) and other devices to suddenly need
    > > almost
    > > 500MB of RAM to operate?
    > >
    > > "Spirit" wrote:
    > >

    > >> The Video card and possibly other devices are sharing some of your system
    > >> memory.
    > >> Its all normal.
    > >>
    > >> "Shade00" <Shade00@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> news:22DF3635-29B4-4F9B-8CD6-8A5760B4C266@xxxxxx
    > >> > 3GB RAM on Vista 32-bit Home Premium and system info is only reporting
    > >> > 2814MB. The motherboard bios is recognizing all 3GB and the memory has
    > >> > tested
    > >> > fine when only 1GB or 2GB is installed on it's own. The memory is all
    > >> > the
    > >> > same - Corsair - same product line and everything. Vista OS is up to
    > >> > date
    > >> > and
    > >> > I am using the latest bios for my motherboard. I will paste the system
    > >> > specs
    > >> > here.... (Any idea what could be going on here?)
    > >> >
    > >> > OS Name Microsoft® Windows VistaT Home Premium
    > >> > Version 6.0.6000 Build 6000
    > >> > Other OS Description Not Available
    > >> > OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    > >> > System Name (i removed this)
    > >> > System Manufacturer System manufacturer
    > >> > System Model System Product Name
    > >> > System Type X86-based PC
    > >> > Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz, 2400 Mhz, 2
    > >> > Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
    > >> > BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS P5NSLI ACPI BIOS
    > >> > Revision
    > >> > 1401, 5/29/2007
    > >> > SMBIOS Version 2.4
    > >> > Windows Directory C:\Windows
    > >> > System Directory C:\Windows\system32
    > >> > Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    > >> > Locale United States
    > >> > Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6000.16386"
    > >> > User Name
    > >> > Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
    > >> > Total Physical Memory 2,813.75 MB
    > >> > Available Physical Memory 1.76 GB
    > >> > Total Virtual Memory 6.64 GB
    > >> > Available Virtual Memory 5.65 GB
    > >> > Page File Space 4.00 GB
    > >> > Page File C:\pagefile.sys
    > >> >
    > >> > Name NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT
    > >> > PNP Device ID
    > >> > PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0295&SUBSYS_C6363842&REV_A1\4&36AAE60&0&0010
    > >> > Adapter Type GeForce 7950 GT, NVIDIA compatible
    > >> > Adapter Description NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT
    > >> > Adapter RAM 256.00 MB (268,435,456 bytes)
    > >> > Installed Drivers nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll
    > >> > Driver Version 7.15.11.6375
    > >> > INF File oem27.inf (nv_NV3x section)
    > >> > Color Planes Not Available
    > >> > Color Table Entries 4294967296
    > >> > Resolution 1680 x 1050 x 59 hertz
    > >> > Bits/Pixel 32
    > >> > Memory Address 0xC6000000-0xC8FFFFFF
    > >> > Memory Address 0xB0000000-0xBFFFFFFF
    > >> > Memory Address 0xC7000000-0xC7FFFFFF
    > >> > I/O Port 0x0000A000-0x0000AFFF
    > >> > IRQ Channel IRQ 16
    > >> > I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB
    > >> > I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF
    > >> > Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF
    > >> > Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\nvlddmkm.sys (7.15.11.6375, 7.27 MB
    > >> > (7,625,088 bytes), 10/4/2007 6:14 PM)
    > >> >
    > >> > Any idea what is going on here?
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    >

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  7. #6


    jorgen Guest

    Re: I have 3GB of RAM installed but the system only reports 2814MB

    Shade00 wrote:

    > Why in the world dont "they" just patch the OS so that it
    > shows 3 GB as being installed and then report more of it as used? Do "they"
    > think we dont have enough to deal with out here already? I mean, how many
    > questions would that save us? People dont like paying for things just so they
    > can get it home and be told they dont really have it. Even if it is some kind
    > of prank. Anyway, thank you for the explanation. =)
    They provide that patch with SP1

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  8. #7


    Colin Barnhorst Guest

    Re: I have 3GB of RAM installed but the system only reports 2814MB

    As Jorgen says, SP1 is changed to report installed ram instead of user ram.
    Personally, I prefer the present method because the change will not make any
    more ram available. All it does it report it differently. I would just as
    soon know what the user space really is in a simple way.

    "Shade00" <Shade00@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:3C9EDFFF-3FC6-4DA2-83E7-DBC04E040ACD@xxxxxx

    > So, this is how I understand it now. With 3GB of RAM installed Vista
    > 32-bit
    > offloads memory used by devices and some drivers from the memory manager
    > (and
    > therefore from the allocated user memory) and sets them up outside of what
    > it
    > now makes available to "user" system resources. For instance, even though
    > my
    > video card has 256MB of dedicated memory Vista is still going to "shadow"
    > that much again, plus some other stuff from the bios and other misc crap.
    > hehe So, in turn, it only reports the 2814 MB of memory even though there
    > is
    > 3072 MB installed. Why in the world dont "they" just patch the OS so that
    > it
    > shows 3 GB as being installed and then report more of it as used? Do
    > "they"
    > think we dont have enough to deal with out here already? I mean, how many
    > questions would that save us? People dont like paying for things just so
    > they
    > can get it home and be told they dont really have it. Even if it is some
    > kind
    > of prank. Anyway, thank you for the explanation. =)
    >
    > "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:
    >

    >> No. At 3GB you are starting to enter the address range being reserved
    >> for
    >> hardware and system by the BIOS.
    >>
    >> With less than 4GB installed the system addresses are offset into the
    >> user
    >> space by the memory manager and marked to prevent user programs from
    >> writing
    >> there. When that is done only the system software is loaded into ram
    >> that
    >> is currently needed. At 2GB you have some system software using up user
    >> space and you can see that without running any applications a certain
    >> amount
    >> of memory is already being used.
    >>
    >> With 4GB installed the system addresses exist, maximum system software is
    >> loaded into memory at the system addresses in upper ram and no offset is
    >> done by the memory manager, but the space is hidden from user programs
    >> because the mm is no longer protecting them. That is why you suddenly
    >> seem
    >> to be missing some ram.
    >>
    >> Your video card (and other hardware) has memory reserved by the BIOS for
    >> buffering in the upper range of addresses once those addresses refer to
    >> installed memory. This is different than what the memory on the video
    >> card
    >> is used for.
    >>
    >> "Shade00" <Shade00@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:8714B021-1E57-486D-BF0E-994FA69CDDD6@xxxxxx

    >> > My video card has dedicated memory. Plus, when there are 2GB installed
    >> > it
    >> > reports 2GB is installed. Wouldnt these other devices need memory when
    >> > only
    >> > 2GB is in the machine? Would upgrading to 3GB really cause my video
    >> > card
    >> > with
    >> > dedicated memory (as denoted below) and other devices to suddenly need
    >> > almost
    >> > 500MB of RAM to operate?
    >> >
    >> > "Spirit" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> The Video card and possibly other devices are sharing some of your
    >> >> system
    >> >> memory.
    >> >> Its all normal.
    >> >>
    >> >> "Shade00" <Shade00@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> >> news:22DF3635-29B4-4F9B-8CD6-8A5760B4C266@xxxxxx
    >> >> > 3GB RAM on Vista 32-bit Home Premium and system info is only
    >> >> > reporting
    >> >> > 2814MB. The motherboard bios is recognizing all 3GB and the memory
    >> >> > has
    >> >> > tested
    >> >> > fine when only 1GB or 2GB is installed on it's own. The memory is
    >> >> > all
    >> >> > the
    >> >> > same - Corsair - same product line and everything. Vista OS is up to
    >> >> > date
    >> >> > and
    >> >> > I am using the latest bios for my motherboard. I will paste the
    >> >> > system
    >> >> > specs
    >> >> > here.... (Any idea what could be going on here?)
    >> >> >
    >> >> > OS Name Microsoft® Windows VistaT Home Premium
    >> >> > Version 6.0.6000 Build 6000
    >> >> > Other OS Description Not Available
    >> >> > OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    >> >> > System Name (i removed this)
    >> >> > System Manufacturer System manufacturer
    >> >> > System Model System Product Name
    >> >> > System Type X86-based PC
    >> >> > Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz, 2400 Mhz,
    >> >> > 2
    >> >> > Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
    >> >> > BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS P5NSLI ACPI BIOS
    >> >> > Revision
    >> >> > 1401, 5/29/2007
    >> >> > SMBIOS Version 2.4
    >> >> > Windows Directory C:\Windows
    >> >> > System Directory C:\Windows\system32
    >> >> > Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    >> >> > Locale United States
    >> >> > Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6000.16386"
    >> >> > User Name
    >> >> > Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
    >> >> > Total Physical Memory 2,813.75 MB
    >> >> > Available Physical Memory 1.76 GB
    >> >> > Total Virtual Memory 6.64 GB
    >> >> > Available Virtual Memory 5.65 GB
    >> >> > Page File Space 4.00 GB
    >> >> > Page File C:\pagefile.sys
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Name NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT
    >> >> > PNP Device ID
    >> >> > PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0295&SUBSYS_C6363842&REV_A1\4&36AAE60&0&0010
    >> >> > Adapter Type GeForce 7950 GT, NVIDIA compatible
    >> >> > Adapter Description NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT
    >> >> > Adapter RAM 256.00 MB (268,435,456 bytes)
    >> >> > Installed Drivers nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll
    >> >> > Driver Version 7.15.11.6375
    >> >> > INF File oem27.inf (nv_NV3x section)
    >> >> > Color Planes Not Available
    >> >> > Color Table Entries 4294967296
    >> >> > Resolution 1680 x 1050 x 59 hertz
    >> >> > Bits/Pixel 32
    >> >> > Memory Address 0xC6000000-0xC8FFFFFF
    >> >> > Memory Address 0xB0000000-0xBFFFFFFF
    >> >> > Memory Address 0xC7000000-0xC7FFFFFF
    >> >> > I/O Port 0x0000A000-0x0000AFFF
    >> >> > IRQ Channel IRQ 16
    >> >> > I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB
    >> >> > I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF
    >> >> > Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF
    >> >> > Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\nvlddmkm.sys (7.15.11.6375, 7.27
    >> >> > MB
    >> >> > (7,625,088 bytes), 10/4/2007 6:14 PM)
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Any idea what is going on here?
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >>

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #8


    Shade00 Guest

    RE: I have 3GB of RAM installed but the system only reports 2814MB

    Kewl. Thanks for the info everyone. I suppose it is just a preference thing,
    although it will be a lot easier for me to explain to people now that I know
    what is going on... and I suppose it will be a lot easier for me in general
    with SP1 since I probably wont even be getting the questions... I hope.
    Again, thanks for your time. =)

    "Shade00" wrote:

    > 3GB RAM on Vista 32-bit Home Premium and system info is only reporting
    > 2814MB. The motherboard bios is recognizing all 3GB and the memory has tested
    > fine when only 1GB or 2GB is installed on it's own. The memory is all the
    > same - Corsair - same product line and everything. Vista OS is up to date and
    > I am using the latest bios for my motherboard. I will paste the system specs
    > here.... (Any idea what could be going on here?)
    >
    > OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium
    > Version 6.0.6000 Build 6000
    > Other OS Description Not Available
    > OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    > System Name (i removed this)
    > System Manufacturer System manufacturer
    > System Model System Product Name
    > System Type X86-based PC
    > Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz, 2400 Mhz, 2
    > Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
    > BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS P5NSLI ACPI BIOS Revision
    > 1401, 5/29/2007
    > SMBIOS Version 2.4
    > Windows Directory C:\Windows
    > System Directory C:\Windows\system32
    > Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    > Locale United States
    > Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6000.16386"
    > User Name
    > Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
    > Total Physical Memory 2,813.75 MB
    > Available Physical Memory 1.76 GB
    > Total Virtual Memory 6.64 GB
    > Available Virtual Memory 5.65 GB
    > Page File Space 4.00 GB
    > Page File C:\pagefile.sys
    >
    > Name NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT
    > PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0295&SUBSYS_C6363842&REV_A1\4&36AAE60&0&0010
    > Adapter Type GeForce 7950 GT, NVIDIA compatible
    > Adapter Description NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT
    > Adapter RAM 256.00 MB (268,435,456 bytes)
    > Installed Drivers nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll
    > Driver Version 7.15.11.6375
    > INF File oem27.inf (nv_NV3x section)
    > Color Planes Not Available
    > Color Table Entries 4294967296
    > Resolution 1680 x 1050 x 59 hertz
    > Bits/Pixel 32
    > Memory Address 0xC6000000-0xC8FFFFFF
    > Memory Address 0xB0000000-0xBFFFFFFF
    > Memory Address 0xC7000000-0xC7FFFFFF
    > I/O Port 0x0000A000-0x0000AFFF
    > IRQ Channel IRQ 16
    > I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB
    > I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF
    > Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF
    > Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\nvlddmkm.sys (7.15.11.6375, 7.27 MB
    > (7,625,088 bytes), 10/4/2007 6:14 PM)
    >
    > Any idea what is going on here?
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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