memory not showing up as 4 gb ??

By triiifashions ยท 35 replies
Apr 7, 2007
  1. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    It's not a problem per se, it's just that you (probably) need a BIOS update and a 64-bit OS for the RAM to show up correctly in both.
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Check if your mainboard has something like "hardware memory hole" setting, enable it if it has and if your CPU supports it.
  3. triiifashions

    triiifashions TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 129

    i really wanted some technical help not a bill gates summery

    anybody who makes a ton o cash has a bunch of people following them around saying they suck

    its just jealous people who wish they had thought of it first

    there is more to life than money

    thank god


    any REAL advise

    from experience may be????

    not just opinions

  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    As I mentioned before, Vista is not worth buying ATM. Let them release the first/second service pack so they can iron out all the bugs and issues and then get it, not before.
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,961   +2,516

    I consider myself chastened but,

    Since, at the moment, Vista right or wrong seems to be a matter of opinion, it does follow logically that all you're likely to get is more opinion.

    Microsoft's approach to world market domination by a fair amount of disdain for anti-monopoly legislation and the intellectual property rights of others actually disgusts me rather than makes me jealous.

    You've already received a fair amount of my rather limited technical help.

    Whichever flavor of Windows you choose make sure you install "WGA" along with it. Sure, it's non-removable, reports back to M$ every time it has the opportunity, (sorta like SPYWARE) and presumes you have a stolen copy of Windows, but what the heck, it's for your own good to insure "a more meaningful Windows experience". I tend to interpret this a being called a thief from the instant I boot the Windows disc.

    Once M$ has the pirating of it's software under control they'll probably reduce the price of Vista as a reward to their loyal customers. Why, it's begun already, Vista Ultimate is all the way down to only $400.00 USD (full retail version)

    The "more to life than money, thank God" comment you should probably save for the the young people on this forum who are trying to scrape together enough to buy their first machine.

    You seem to me acting as a system integrator for someone else, perhaps it might be worthwhile to use your instincts/expertise instead of reliance on outside sources.

    Since you keep reposting the same question, hoping for someone to tell you which operating system to install as long as it's Vista, you should probably call Bill Gates and ask him.

    Vista WOW, and have a nice day!

    RUDEBWOY TS Rookie Posts: 160

    no my asus p5b mobo dont have that option

    RUDEBWOY TS Rookie Posts: 160

    1. Finetune Q-Fan control algorithm
    2. Enable EIST under VISTA
    3. Update CPU Ucode to support new CPU
    4. Fix BBS device string not correct under AHCI mode
    5. Support SLP2.0 string
    6. Fix HCT unreported I/O and memory issuse
    7. Support disable USB function item
    8. Allow disable XD for conroe L
    9. Add full reset after change DRAM mode to enhance memory compatibility
    10. Support CONROE E0 CPU(FSB 1333)
    11. Fix AC Power loss function not correct
    12. Support x4 DIMM

    i seen that as a bios update for asus p5b is the support of the x4 dimm and memory the key to fix the 4 gig ram issue?

    RUDEBWOY TS Rookie Posts: 160

    well i fixed the issue i did bios update has the option to remap the ram it shows 4 gigs in bios but when system boots up will show only 2 gigs nor the 3 gigs so as of now ill leave remap disabled till i get a 64 bit os. =). atelast i know its working
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,961   +2,516

    If Memory Serves....

    You of course understand that you've migrated your memory concerns to another forum. Which I suppose doesn't matter to me, but, you're likely getting your feedback in 2 different places.
  10. Calle80

    Calle80 TS Rookie

    Solution for (Not showing 4GB RAM) In Vista

    The anwer to that, is
    to get in to CMOS. You get in to that, when starting your computer and pressing DEL button in the beginning

    When you are there, there is a motherboard feature you can enable and disable witch name is Remap Memory. Change that and you will have 4GB of MEMORY !! :)) if you
    installed it

    Note. But only enable it if you have Vista 64 bit.

    So Good Luck! Computer Friends!! / Calle (Sweden)
  11. Calle80

    Calle80 TS Rookie

    I have to say that... I got Vista 64 and have a P5 B Deluxe and I find Remap Memory. Should you do it too...! ?? hmm.... Hope you find it
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