slow (s-l-o-w) install

Bill Davidsen davidsen at
Sat Feb 16 22:41:04 UTC 2008

Frank Cox wrote:
> On Sat, 16 Feb 2008 16:09:28 -0500
> Bill Davidsen <davidsen at> wrote:
>> It's a known limitation of some BIOS versions. I suspect it would happen 
>> with that other O/S as well, actually.
> Is there any way to deal with it, other than telling the machine to use 2GB of
> ram or less?  I would like to use all 4GB, if I can.
> I have already updated the bios to the latest version available, dated January
> 29.
I don't think the install will run a bit faster for using more memory, 
while it will run tons slower if you don't run cache. Since this is a 
one-time thing during install, I don't see any reason to avoid it. After 
install you can look at MTRR adjustments to allow all 4GB during normal 

Assuming your hardware supports it, of course.

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at>
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