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ASROCK ION not working properly

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July 6, 2010 2:04:34 PM

Hi,

I have an ASRock A330ION. It has the integrated series 9 Nvidia ION chipset. It is supposed to use 512Mb of RAM as video memory. But it is only using 256mb.

When I installed 1gb of DDR3...it took 128mb as ION memory
Upgraded to 2gb DDR3....it took 256mb as ION memory

Now I have upgraded to 4gb DDR3 (2 sticks max) it is still only using 256mb when it clearly says on the spec it should be using 512mb

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=A330ION

Please help guys!

Windows is only reporting 3.3gb available (windows 7 32 bit)

Best regards

Luke
a c 435 V Motherboard
July 7, 2010 1:13:06 PM

Relax. The ram is working fine. Windows 7 32 bit (which I use) only reports 2.99-3.3 gigs of ram available (mine reports 2.99). It's a limitation of all 32 bit windows operating systems. Cpu-z may see all 4 gb, but windows won't. Check your post screen carefully and I'll bet it lists 4096 for the ram.
July 7, 2010 1:17:26 PM

yes it does. but I want the ION chip to use all 512mb that it should

maybe a tweak in the bios and select how much the chipset can us

but somebody said memory remapping wont work with this chip?
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