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ek9hatch
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USA
13 Posts
Posted - 27 Aug 2002 :  11:21:53
the 605 i just picked up has an interesting little quirk. it has a 16mb ram stick so total ram is 20mb. however, no matter what os I am using (including if i boot from a floppy) the OS always takes up 16mb. I've wiped and reinstalled several times and it really seemse to have no effect. I've tried both 7.1 and 7.5.3. i've never seen a mac do this before, any ideas?

Trash80toG-4
NIGHT STALKER


USA
2899 Posts
Posted - 27 Aug 2002 :  11:35:29
Turn on 32bit Addressing in the Memory Control Panel. If it's in 24 bit mode all memory past that point turns up as a variably humongous system memory allotment in the "about this mac" info window.

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ek9hatch
Starting Member


USA
13 Posts
Posted - 27 Aug 2002 :  11:37:14
heh, nevermind, it just cleared itself, now it's running 7.5.3 under 3mb..... any idea what it might have been?

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ek9hatch
Starting Member


USA
13 Posts
Posted - 28 Aug 2002 :  14:34:11
yeah, i had reset the pram and forgotten to check that. thanks.

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