slow (s-l-o-w) install

Frank Cox theatre at
Thu Feb 21 20:54:20 UTC 2008

On Thu, 21 Feb 2008 15:38:01 -0500
Chris Snook <csnook at> wrote:

> Can you change how your BIOS handles memory hole remapping?  Mine has the option 
> of using either discrete or continuous mapping, and they don't generate 
> semantically equivalent mtrr configurations.  Switching this option made a 4G 
> problem go away for me.

I put an ATI video card into this computer to substitute for the on-board Intel
video and somehow the problem magically went away.  This computer runs at full
speed now without any "mem=" parameter, and as a bonus I get a lot more
available memory:

[frankcox at mutt temp]$ free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:       3994784    3805124     189660          0      49524    3118824
-/+ buffers/cache:     636776    3358008
Swap:      2031608         60    2031548

I recovered 637mb of ram over what I had available when using the on-board
Intel video.

MELVILLE THEATRE ~ Melville Sask ~

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