64Bit Where is my memory?

Asked by Roy Cooper on 2010-11-07

I have an asrock g31-gs r2.0 motherboard with an intel core 2 duo 3.0Ghz Processor. 4 Gig of ram of which only 3.1 is showing.
I have downloaded and installed 10.10 Maverick AMD64 and can still only see 3.1
Help please? I am new to Ubuntu and Linux in general but I use the computer for audio applications, so could really use the missing 1 Gig.

Thanks

Roy

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Can you give the output of:

uname -a; free -m

Thanks

Roy Cooper (roymcooper) said : #2

On 11/07/2010 02:56 PM, actionparsnip wrote:
> Your question #132984 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/132984
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> actionparsnip requested for more information:
> Can you give the output of:
>
> uname -a; free -m
>
> Thanks
>

> Output is as follows
Linux Bastard 2.6.35-22-generic #35-Ubuntu SMP Sat Oct 16 20:45:36 UTC
2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux
              total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 3206 717 2488 0 31 271
-/+ buffers/cache: 414 2791
Swap: 6234 0 6234

Bios shows 4 gig and theres also an option for memory flexibility which
is enabled, but was the same when it was disabled.

Many thanks

Ok, is your video chip onboard or is it on a separate card?

Your OS is 64bit and so can access 4 petabytes of RAM

Roy Cooper (roymcooper) said : #4

On 11/07/2010 03:26 PM, actionparsnip wrote:
> Your question #132984 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/132984
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> actionparsnip requested for more information:
> Ok, is your video chip onboard or is it on a separate card?
>
> Your OS is 64bit and so can access 4 petabytes of RAM
>
My graphics card is a seperate GeForce 8500 GT on a PCI Express 1 Gig of
ram made by asus

Does the system have an integrated video chip on it as well??

Roy Cooper (roymcooper) said : #7

Many thanks actionparsnip

The bios needed memory remap enabling.
Now shows 3.9gig which as we say in Yorkshire is good enough for agriculture.
Once again cheers

I'm from Yorkshire! Leeds to be precise. Where are you at?

Roy Cooper (roymcooper) said : #9

On 11/08/2010 12:52 AM, actionparsnip wrote:
> Your question #132984 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/132984
>
> actionparsnip posted a new comment:
> I'm from Yorkshire! Leeds to be precise. Where are you at?
>
I live in menorca now but origonally from Scarborough, had many happy
nights at the town and country
many moons since

T&C is now o2 academy and its all posh rather than a gritty club. Lame.