I am having an issue with my motherboard "appropriating" memory. I have 2x2GB installed (exactly the same chips, brand new). The bios shows 4096 total with 1152 appropriated leaving 2944. When I only have a single 2GB stick in, no memory is appropriated. If I put a 2GB and a 1GB for 3GB total 128MB is appropriated and available still shows as 2944.
I've been all over looking for answers. There are no memory remapping options in the bios. I found that if I change to use internal vga instead of PCI-EX then only 640MB is appropriated. I've tried changing all of the other settings to no avail.
What is going on? Why is this motherboard appropriating memory and how can I get it back?
Motherboard: Asus P5GC-MX/1333 CPU: Celeron E3400 Video card: nVidia 9600GT PCI-EX
I have the latest bios. I dont see any jumpers on the board.