Question about ASUS A8N-E Motherboard
I understand that windows only utilises 3-3.5GB RAM, correct?
I also understand that sometimes graphics cards will take some of the RAM, 512mb for example, correct?
However before I upgraded my graphics card, my system showed 3GB of RAM. I then added the new card hence it went down to 2.5GB - thats fine with me.
I then used all the 4 allotted RAM slots (1GB in each, total of 4GB)
My computer now still just shows that I have 2.5GB, am I wrong in expecting this to be boosted back upto 3GB of RAM as I have put in more physical RAM? (4GB)
I am assuming that as XP will only utilise in my case 3GB of RAM, it makes no difference how much RAM I put in the graphics card will still take a certain amount and as it falls within XP's limits I won't notice anything differnt unless i use a different card?
THIS MAY THROW A SPANNER IN THE WORKS HOWEVER:
I have tried putting a simple 2.5GB in my system and with the same card my system shows all the 2.5GB. This would indicate to me that the card was not using sytem meory - it is if something may have broken down at some point as it did once show the full 3GB I initially had.
Sorry a bit long winded but I was hoping someone out there may have some ideas on how to show at least the 3GB again.
Hi Shibbymusic, as with most Asus boards if not all! The MB
A8N-E does not show all of your 4GB memory. See this FAQ;
Like you, I too have 4GB of memory.
Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe w/4GB memory only see's 3GB
The bios displays 3GB during boot up & so does windows XP 32bit.
You might want to think about upgrading to 64bit os.
Updating your bios should help as well.
(See A8N-E Bios version 1010); http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?modelname=A8N-E&SLanguage=en-us
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Posted on Dec 08, 2008
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