Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-30-2008, 03:48 AM   #31
Wizard of Wires
 
setishock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Not sure
Posts: 10,030
Default Re: Quick Help Please! Computer Posts With 3gb Of Ram In But Not 4gb!

You have exceeded the limitations of the os and it doesn't know what to do with it. So it sits there like a dumbshit. When you pull one stick out it drops back under the upper limit and is able to boot.
__________________

setishock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 03:55 AM   #32
Fully Optimized
 
dude_56013's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4,262
Default Re: Quick Help Please! Computer Posts With 3gb Of Ram In But Not 4gb!

how can there be no way that someone hasn't found a way to work around this without going 64bit? :P
__________________

__________________
Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.4GHz || GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 || Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3-1600 || EVGA GeForce GTX 480 || Samsung EVO 256GB SSD
my feet get cold and that gives me diarrhea sometimes - Smart_Guy
dude_56013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 04:07 AM   #33
Wizard of Wires
 
setishock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Not sure
Posts: 10,030
Default Re: Quick Help Please! Computer Posts With 3gb Of Ram In But Not 4gb!

It's a core code limit. Some one some where may have reversed engineered xp and found a way. But surely 3 gigs is plenty for most home or business apps. You want to get more gigs, get a 64 bit system with a 64 bit os written out of the box to use 4+ gigs.
setishock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 04:08 AM   #34
Fully Optimized
 
dude_56013's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4,262
Default Re: Quick Help Please! Computer Posts With 3gb Of Ram In But Not 4gb!

yeah ...i'm a cheapy..in college wanting the best bang for no buck
__________________
Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.4GHz || GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 || Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3-1600 || EVGA GeForce GTX 480 || Samsung EVO 256GB SSD
my feet get cold and that gives me diarrhea sometimes - Smart_Guy
dude_56013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 04:21 AM   #35
Wizard of Wires
 
setishock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Not sure
Posts: 10,030
Default Re: Quick Help Please! Computer Posts With 3gb Of Ram In But Not 4gb!

No harm there.
I think the issue may have gotten clouded some what by the /PAE and /3GB commands found in server systems. You would have to find out the parameters of the commands before trying to implement them on other systems.
Check this>
http://www.brianmadden.com/content/a...t-really-mean-
Time for Ghost in the Shell on Cartoon network. Can't miss the Major. What a bod...
setishock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 05:53 AM   #36
Golden Master
 
Kage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 13,873
Send a message via MSN to Kage
Default Re: Quick Help Please! Computer Posts With 3gb Of Ram In But Not 4gb!

Its probably something funny with your motherboard (one slot faulty or something or in the wrong order),
but the 32 bit OS will not see more than 3GB's anyway, so even if Windows did boot, you wouldn't get any improvement anyway.
__________________
Abit IP35 Pro / Q6600 G0 / Zalman 9700 / 8800GTS 640mb / 4x 2GB Corsair XMS / X-FI Xtreme M / 1x 1TB / Antec 900 / Logitech Z-5500 / Samsung 20inch
Kage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 01:00 PM   #37
Fully Optimized
 
dude_56013's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4,262
Default Re: Quick Help Please! Computer Posts With 3gb Of Ram In But Not 4gb!

thanks Kage but we already adressed the 32 bit os problem earlier in this thread...i had already known that...the problem is that it won't boot...if it can't boot then i have to sit there and pull out a stick everytime i got from linux back to windows!

i've tried all slots in all orders with just 3gb and they all work fine as well as i have memtested all the ram as stated earlier in this thread, too.
__________________
Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.4GHz || GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 || Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3-1600 || EVGA GeForce GTX 480 || Samsung EVO 256GB SSD
my feet get cold and that gives me diarrhea sometimes - Smart_Guy
dude_56013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 02:43 PM   #38
Omnipotent One
 
Atomic Rooster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 11,161
Send a message via AIM to Atomic Rooster Send a message via Yahoo to Atomic Rooster
Default Re: Quick Help Please! Computer Posts With 3gb Of Ram In But Not 4gb!

Just for clarification. Is the computer going through the post screens, and then hanging at the XP load screen? Or is it just refusing to post with all four sticks?
Atomic Rooster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 04:00 PM   #39
Fully Optimized
 
dude_56013's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4,262
Default Re: Quick Help Please! Computer Posts With 3gb Of Ram In But Not 4gb!

it goes through NO screens....no mobo splash screen (where you access the bios) and no xp load screen...you simply turn it one, it runs all the fans at max speed and keeps running them at max until you shut it off....no beeps or nothing!...

The screen wouldn't say ANYTHING when i had my timings at 4-4-4-12, 2 cmd timing (rated for the ram) and then when i set it to auto, same thing again but this time it did beep and the fans idled down but all the screen said was my make/model of my video card "x1950xt pcie 16" in gray text on a black background...again no mobo splash screen or xp boot screen!

who knows...when i'm done with my online classwork, i'm going to bump the voltage up to 2.25v and see if that helps (right now it's in auto and they are rated at 2.2 but 2.25v is closest to 2.2 in my bios)
__________________
Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.4GHz || GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 || Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3-1600 || EVGA GeForce GTX 480 || Samsung EVO 256GB SSD
my feet get cold and that gives me diarrhea sometimes - Smart_Guy
dude_56013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 04:06 PM   #40
Omnipotent One
 
Atomic Rooster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 11,161
Send a message via AIM to Atomic Rooster Send a message via Yahoo to Atomic Rooster
Default Re: Quick Help Please! Computer Posts With 3gb Of Ram In But Not 4gb!

It's definitely not an OS limitation as others have suggested as it's not even getting that far. Maybe you could look into a BIOS update.
__________________

Atomic Rooster is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0