8GB RAM only shows as 4GB on Server
Posted on 2014-02-26
The user has an app that said it would run better with 8GB vs. the 4GB they had. They have an IBM 4363EBU, which is supposed to accept up to 8GB RAM. I purchased the correct type of RAM and installed it, and now when I look at the BIOS system info, it does show 8GB. It also checks the 8192MB RAM during startup.
But once logged into their Win Server 2003 R2 system, if I go to computer "properties", it shows this near the bottom of the screen:
1.87Ghz, 4.00GB of RAM
Physical Address Extension
Why is it showing only 4GB? Is this is a constraint in Win 2003 Server, where it does not recognize or utilize more than 4GB? Or, does it just display the wrong info...or what is really going on here? TIA