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Old 05-31-2010, 10:20 PM   #1
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Ram not recognized


Box is Gateway FX 6800 01e with i7 920 proc. It came with 3GB DDR3 ram. I added another 6GB and I was careful to match type and speed. Machine is dual boot WinVista/PCLinuxOS. Linux recognizes 3GB while WinVista recognises 9GB. How do I start to figure out why this is happening?

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Old 05-31-2010, 10:24 PM   #2
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Best to use a 64-bit distro, else you'll have to check the HIGHMEM settings in the kernel config.
 
Old 05-31-2010, 10:34 PM   #3
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Home dir saved to Vista hdd. How do I get into kernel config, please?
 
Old 05-31-2010, 10:41 PM   #4
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Never used that distro, but see if there is a config* file in /boot. Else see if /proc/config.gz exists - use grep on the former, zgrep on the latter.
 
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PCLinuxOS. Linux recognizes 3GB
no- it sees 3.3 or 3.7 gig's


use a 64 bit OS
 
Old 06-01-2010, 12:30 AM   #6
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Hi,

Just as John VV said, use a 64bit OS or if you 'need/want' to stick with a 32bit OS because of software you have to use, then compile your kernel with PAE support.

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