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September 13, 2012 12:38:26 PM

Just to mention I've read hell lot of posts and forums but yet to get an answer.
My specs are mentioned below as signature.
I recently upgraded from a Core2Duo and DDR2 setup, where I used 4GB RAM with full 4GB usable.
Now, DDR3 seems to create problem or may be the H55 chipset series.
Gigabyte H55m-d2h mobo has no 'memory remap' option and onboard graphics option set to 'disable if ext PEG' [Note: no 'disable always' option available].
I'm getting 3.87GB usable RAM only.(Its kinda annoying. I want the rest 128MB please !! :p )
Though i do not believe in WEI, neway it rated 5.9 (initially it was 6.4 for 4GB DDR2)
please help me, how can I get full 4GB RAM usable.
Will another 4GB RAM resolve the problem means will I get full 8GB usable RAM then or some of it will again get reserved.
And one more thing, for users of this particular mobo
i'm not getting the 'On-Chip Frame Buffer Size' option under Advanced BIOS features in BIOS settings.
I have got the latest BIOS version flashed, even I flashed with the prev version n then again with the newer.
All drivers are up-to-date.
OS: Windows 8 Consumer preview 64-bit

Please help me, please
thanks in advance

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September 13, 2012 12:41:43 PM

I've nothing overclocked, mention if overclocking will help..??
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September 13, 2012 12:48:52 PM

Your never going to get the full amount of 4GB because a small portion is essientally dedicated to OS
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September 13, 2012 12:49:59 PM

But then I was getting full 4gb when using ddr2 and exactly same graphics card and OS.... :(  :( 
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September 13, 2012 1:22:10 PM

avi_in_lamborghini said:
But then I was getting full 4gb when using ddr2 and exactly same graphics card and OS.... :(  :( 


Well what ever you were looking at for that information was wrong. Every computer you use will have a small portion of ram dedicated to OS its just the way they are designed.

Also just buy more ram its really cheap now.
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September 13, 2012 1:40:16 PM

Yaa, probably another RipjawsX will do the work for me !!
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September 13, 2012 1:45:45 PM

Dont know if i read properly, but it seems that you might not have a graphics card and usually that missing 128MB is taken for it
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September 13, 2012 2:54:17 PM

aggawk said:
Dont know if i read properly, but it seems that you might not have a graphics card and usually that missing 128MB is taken for it

ya I have an external GPU but the 128MB is getting shared for onboard graphics which i'm not using and offcrse dont want
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