slow (s-l-o-w) install

Bill Davidsen davidsen at
Mon Feb 18 17:44:43 UTC 2008

Frank Cox wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Feb 2008 14:14:24 +0100
> Alexander Dalloz <ad+lists at> wrote:
>> Don't you have to deduct the amount of RAM used by the onboard graphics 
>> engine? You won't get the whole 4096 MB unless you switch off the 3100 
>> onbaord graphics subsystem in BIOS and use a different graphics card.
> That is an excellent point that I had not considered.  Thanks!
> Perhaps the "a bit over 3gb" is all I get for usable ram due to the onboard
> video.  I have no idea how much that takes up -- there is a setting in the bios
> for it and I just set it to use the maximum because I have a 22" wide-screen
> monitor and figured it could use all it can get.
> Great thought.
Looking at your mtrr output, reg5 and reg6 seem to point to the missing 
memory, but it's not being used. I'm just not enough of a memory 
hardware expert to quite understand what's happening.

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at>
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