Solved

RAM Reports different sizes.

Posted on 2010-08-20
4
558 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
Microsoft Server 08 x32 SP2 Enterprise (fully up to date)
I have a server that has 16Gb of RAM, however...in the task manager, and resource monitor are showing as only 3 gigs.

When trying to change the page file size to something larger, we can't.
Under Performance Options --> Advanced shows as the total paging size for all drives as 3366MB,  Anything larger than 4096MB reports the following error.

"Enter a maximum page file size that is greater than or equal to the initial page file size, and less than 4096mb"

http://img706.imageshack.us/i/ss1mg.png/
http://img51.imageshack.us/i/ss2qc.png/
http://img651.imageshack.us/i/ss3fv.png/
http://img709.imageshack.us/i/ss4eo.png/  
0
Comment
Question by:jat0369
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
jamie_gillespie earned 250 total points
Comment Utility
32 bit O/S will not support 16GB of RAM

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366778(VS.85).aspx

You need 64 bit O/S
0
 
LVL 70

Assisted Solution

by:garycase
garycase earned 250 total points
Comment Utility
Are you SURE this is the Enterprise version?     The memory limits you're seeing are consistent with Server 2008 Standard .... but Enterprise should "see" up to 64GB with the 32-bit version.

If it's definitely Enterprise then check your BIOS to see if it's set for an "install" mode -- some BIOS's allow limiting memory for OS installations -- and need to be reset for all the memory to be seen.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jat0369
Comment Utility
per the chart you sent, it's possible for Server08 x32 to run that much RAM, but PAE needs to be enabled.

I do believe that is the fix. Thank you sir.
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:jamie_gillespie
Comment Utility
You need 64 bit, Enterprise or Datacenter version

I forget about the other versions, your system as it stands will not be able to pick up the memory from the sounds of it.
0

Featured Post

What Should I Do With This Threat Intelligence?

Are you wondering if you actually need threat intelligence? The answer is yes. We explain the basics for creating useful threat intelligence.

Join & Write a Comment

Great sound, comfort and fit, excellent build quality, versatility, compatibility. These are just some of the many reasons for choosing a headset from Sennheiser.
In the modern office, employees tend to move around the workplace a lot more freely. Conferences, collaborative groups, flexible seating and working from home require a new level of mobility. Technology has not only changed the behavior and the expe…
This tutorial will walk an individual through configuring a drive on a Windows Server 2008 to perform shadow copies in order to quickly recover deleted files and folders. Click on Start and then select Computer to view the available drives on the se…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

6 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now