memory above 4Gb ignored

Thomas Sparrevohn thomas.sparrevohn at
Thu Feb 8 02:12:25 UTC 2007

On 6 Feb 2007, at 12:23, Bill Moran wrote:

I don't know whether its related - I just got a brand new Dell XPS  
710 H2C with a QX6700 - The
system uses the Nvidia 590 chipset - It has 4GB memory and Two GTX  
8800 7xx MB
graphics cards even with PAE enabled it only finds 2,5GB - However I  
am not sure how
well the Nvidia 590 for Intel Works - Identcpu states that there is  
only 4MB of cache etc

> In response to Jim Pazarena <fquest at>:
>> I do not see any reference to resolving the
>> "786432K of memory above 4Gb ignored" anywhere in Google or  
>> otherwise.
>> I see references to it for FreeBSD 4.XX, but I am running 6.2, and  
>> have
>> the same problem.
>> Is there any easy solution? For a hoot, I installed SuSe 10.2 on  
>> my machine
>> and it recognized the full 4Gb; FreeBSD does not.
> Your searches didn't find this?:
> troubleshoot.html#PAE
> -- 
> Bill Moran
> Collaborative Fusion Inc.
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