Windows 2000 Memory question

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  1. MotoUp

    MotoUp New Member

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    Here's the situation.

    New server. 4 GB ECC Ram. Bios sees all 4 GB just fine. Windows 2000 server is reporting 3 GB. Called Intel, they say it's normal, that it's being used by motherboard resources. BS! Something wrong, just can't figure it. They say it's not hardware, but I think either slot 4 or slot 5 is bad. I switched out all the memory thinking maybe one stick was bad, but that wasn't the case. If I take out 2 GB, so there is only 2GB in the server, windows reports 2 GB. So if Intel were correct, I would think Windows would report 1 GB.

    Not sure what else to do. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    Intel is right. 4GB of RAM will not report as a full 4GB in windows. Just how it is.
     
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    MotoUp New Member

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    I have 3 old servers right now, all with Windows 2000 Server, and all have 4 GB, and windows reports 4 GB in all 3 of them. I'm replacing one of them with this server.
     
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    Yeah I don't get that either, I mean 1 GB reports 1 GB, what's happening at 4 GB?
     
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    limitations of the chipset
     
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    So is the memory still usable, or is it wasted?
     
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    intel says it's still usable. Whether it is or not is up for debate.
     

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