How do i underclock 4GB to 3.99GB?

Gateway notebook / MX8715
January 1, 2009 at 07:53:16
Specs: Linux i686, 2GB
My computer said it supports 4GB, but in the BIOS it registers 4,096 MB. More then 4GB. I need 4 or 3.99 GB to run. Then i put in 4GB it shows 3 vertical lines and freezes, or it shows colorful static and fezzes.

1GB = 1,024 MB
2GB = 2,048 MB
3GB = 3,072 MB
4GB = 4,096 MB

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January 1, 2009 at 09:13:03
4 GB is 4096 MB! Not 4000 MB. In computer standards, if the amount of disk space or memory is in the thousands, 24 times the number of thousands is added to the total. For example:

2 GB = 2048 MB, because:
24 MB's x 2 thousands of MB's = 2048 MB

I'm having a little trouble understanding what you typed, but you mean if there is only 3 GB in the computer, it boots fine? If this is the case, it might not support 4 GB. In general, 32-bit computers only perfectly support up to 3.5 GB of memory.

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January 1, 2009 at 14:31:24
1st of all, this is a RAM issue, not a CPU issue. It has nothing to do with overclocking.

You already know that 1GB = 1024 MB, so obviously 4GB = 4096MB. There's no way of lowering that amount to 3.99GB but you can take out one stick to lower the amount to 3072MB? The BIOS will always detect the full amount of installed memory, but the OS is another story. If you're a 32-bit version of Linux, the amount detected by the OS is probably between 3.0 - 3.5GB.

Your laptop most likely uses part of the system RAM for graphics, so if you're getting an distorted display, it's possible that one of the RAM sticks you installed is defective. Try testing it with should be one on the options of the Linux Live CD when you 1st boot off it.

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January 2, 2009 at 03:43:12
OK. I see. Ill try testing the ram. I could not find a ram part of the forms, but then this is also my first post. I goggled, my computer specs and it says it supports 4GB.Thx for the help.

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January 8, 2009 at 22:57:50
There is no specific RAM forum because it would be quite boring. There is a general hardware section you can use.

Gigabyte P35-DS3R
4GB DDR2 800

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