8.0-BETA2 not getting my 4Gigs of ram
stark at mapper.nl
Fri Aug 14 07:12:33 UTC 2009
Rick C. Petty wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 01:32:46PM +0200, Mark Stapper wrote:
>> I'm fully enjoying installing FreeBSD 8.0-BETA2 amd64.
>> However, it does not seem to be able to use all my ram.
>> Strangely enough, it says the following:
>> [root at carmen ~]# dmesg |grep memory
>> real memory = 2147483648 (2048 MB)
>> avail memory = 4112240640 (3921 MB)
>> [root at carmen ~]# sysctl -a|grep mem
>> hw.physmem: 4277510144
>> hw.usermem: 3954216960
>> hw.realmem: 4831838208
> Are you sure you're using amd64 and not i386?
I'm very, very, very sure :-)
my uname -a ends with "amd64".
Besides, if I wasn't I still should have more then 2G of "real memory".
The whole 2048M is just to good to be true (who has exactly 2^x bytes of
> % uname -a
> FreeBSD 8.0-BETA2 #0 r196086: Sat Aug 8 17:22:29 CDT 2009 root at myhost:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
> % sysctl -a | grep hw.....mem
> hw.physmem: 8571977728
> hw.usermem: 7794733056
> hw.realmem: 9395240960
> What motherboard/CPU? What does the BIOS report for memory? Let's see
> the first part of dmesg from a verbose boot.
I own a DFI Lanparty UT NF590 SLI-M2R/G with an AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
BIOS reports (around) 4GiB
Gentoo reports appr. 2.9GiB
*cough* Windows *cough* reports 4GiB
I'll get on the dmesg once I get home.
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