Installed memory today, questions immediately

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Fri Nov 5 23:03:49 UTC 2010

On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 5:29 PM, Robert Bonomi <bonomi at>wrote:

> >
> > I suspect you are running the 32-bit version of FreeBSD and it cannot
> > address more that 3 Gb of RAM.
> Must be a hardware issue, too.  I'm running 7.2/i386 on a P-III box, and
> the boot messages shows 3.9+ gigs 'avail mem'.  I double-checked, no
> mention
> of PAE in the kernel config, either.

In a way, yes.  The video memory counts agaisnt the 4GB/32bit addressable
cap so a large video card will make the discrepancy worse.

Adam Vande More

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