Intel SR1500ALR Reserved RAM
We just bought 2 new Intel SR1500ALR 1U Servers:
8x 2GB DDR2-667 FB DIMMS
2x Intel Xeon 2.66Ghz Quad Core
I understand that the motherboard/processor/chipset/PCI Controller reserves some of the RAM, however, I installed Windows Server 2008 Standard and when I get into Windows, the system shows it only has 12GB available...
Is it really necessary for the system to reserve 4GB???
I could deal with 2GB at a push, but 4GB? That 1/4 of the RAM gone before you've even booted into Windows?
Has anybody else seen this before? Is there anyway to change this?
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated :)