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Windows recognizes only 3 of 8 GB RAM

Ayman Altounji
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Windows recognizes only 3 of 8 GB RAM

Running Win2K Advanced Server with 8 GB RAM. During boot, all 8 GB are recognized. Compact Insight Manager also reports 8 GB of RAM. Checking Memory in Windows Task Manager, there are only 3 GB of RAM (also in computer properties, only 3 GB are recognized by Windows)

Any information is appreciated.
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Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Windows recognizes only 3 of 8 GB RAM

with win2k you can add the /pae option to your boot.ini see microsoft article ID Q268363 for a greater detail.

There is also the /3gb option to add this will increase the amount of non paged pool and paged pool memory available

I have not tried these to options together so I would be interested to find if they do work together
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Windows recognizes only 3 of 8 GB RAM

Good answers on this one. Thanks horobit.
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Windows recognizes only 3 of 8 GB RAM

Using the /PAE option in the boot.ini solved our problem. We did not try the /3gb option as the /PAE switch solved the issue we had. Thanks for the post.
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Windows recognizes only 3 of 8 GB RAM

Many thanks. It was a very helpful information. Now my server runs with 8GB