PC Ram limited to 3G's while 4 are installed, why?

Discussion in 'Bukkit Help' started by RG_PankO, Jun 12, 2011.

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    I have this problem for years, but now when I host the server actually my ram isnt enough. When I say my ram I mean 3 gb, not 4 even if my pc has installed 4 on it :/

    So here is a screenshot what the PC tells me -> http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/7925/pcram.png

    The problem is that witht he server runned I god statistics from the task manager like thse ones: http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/7232/processor.png

    As you can see my ram is overloaded :/
    The processor is going down too, but his still Ok. I have to run photoshop and something else to make him glitch.

    Sooo... I was wandering can you please help me how to unleash that 1 gb of missing ram?
    I know this is not a hardware forum, just hoping you are gonna help me like collegaue :)
    Thx :)

    p.p. For all the people that checked out the screeshots I let my desctop reveal on you like a price :p
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    Don Redhorse

    well, the problem are drivers and hardware sometimes need 32bit address space.. so that most motherboards map address space below the 4 gb barrier to the higher addresses 4- x GB. the amount depends on the motherboard, take a look if you can change the value in the bios. My server motherboard for example took 1,5 GB below the 4 GB area as it had a lot of hardware. I don't know the correct setting in the bios but perhaps somebody else can help there if you post the motherboard.
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    x32 OS can only use 3 Gb, install an x64 os and it will use the full ram.
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    Pencil did you check the screenshots?
    It says that I am running x64 Win 7.

    Installed Everest and checked the mainboard - Asus P5B
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    He may not have made it to the left side of the screenshot. :)
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    Don Redhorse has it right. If you can't find the bios setting for it, post your motherboard model number and someone can walk you through it.
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    Either BIOS, or PAE is turned off.
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