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2005-05-27, 08:56 #1
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I have a computer with an Intel D915GAV motherboard which I am using to do some video editing. In my experience with video editing I have found that the more memory you have the faster things go so, after checking the manual, I purchased and installed 4GB of memory.
Imagine my surprise when the message "MEMORY CONSUMED BY SYSTEM RESOURCES 1152MB" appeared on restart. I know that in some cases the PCI and PCI Express systems map some of the memory above 3GB making it unavailable to the operatiing system but 1152MB!!!!!! That's over 25% of available memory!
Needless to say I have sent Intel a 'stern' e-mail but to be honest I don't expect a reply other than caveat emptor.
Windows XP reports my almost 3GB of memory and the video editing software hums along nicely but I do object to giving up my hard earned cash for something I'm not using. Oh well.
2005-05-27, 12:15 #2
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Here's a posting about the same issue: Tim Anderson's ITWriting. It basically says that this is a motherboard issue not limited to Intel and that the motherboard guide does reference this issue.