To close out this topic.
Windows 7 (32bit) can address maximum of 4GB so the default setting of 2GB for MIMO will
reduce the 4GB to 2GB.
If I setup MIMO memory to be 1GB then I can see almost 3GB (2.92MB). The rest probably
used by graphics etc.
From: Naveed Ghori
Sent: Wednesday, 8 June 2016 10:27 AM
To: 'Nico Huber'; Zoran Stojsavljevic
Subject: RE: [coreboot] Windows only seeing 2GB of 4G (Seabios
What options should I be looking to tune? 3Gig should be fine as that is what I have seen
in another product.
However in that product (non coreboot) It says for "Installed Memory (RAM)" as
"4.00GB (2.89GB available)": So windows actually shows both what is installed
and what is available.
From: Nico Huber [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, 7 June 2016 5:37 PM
To: Naveed Ghori; Zoran Stojsavljevic
Subject: Re: [coreboot] Windows only seeing 2GB of 4G (Seabios
On 07.06.2016 07:21, Naveed Ghori wrote:
But I should still see 4GB without any patch. Right?
no, I'm afraid not.
Windows only see 1.92GB as “Installed Memory (RAM)” in
This is correct as the 4GiB address space is not only used for RAM but shared with
other resources on modern systems.
I am happy for the system to see up to 4GB only.
It might be possible to tune the configuration a little. But you'd never get
the full 4GiB. About 3GiB is a common limit today if you really want to run a 32bit OS
without PAE support.