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16GB of RAM. OS is only detecting 3.83GB.

Dual Hershi
Occasional Visitor

16GB of RAM. OS is only detecting 3.83GB.

I have several DL 585 server that I installed Win2003. These servers have 16GB of ram, but the operating system is only detecting 3.83GB. I’m not sure why this is.
can someone help/\.

Thanks
5 REPLIES
Paul Snook_2
Advisor

Re: 16GB of RAM. OS is only detecting 3.83GB.

Have you use the Physical Adress Extension /PAE switch in the boot.ini?
Dual Hershi
Occasional Visitor

Re: 16GB of RAM. OS is only detecting 3.83GB.

I will try that. thanks
Vijay_44
Honored Contributor

Re: 16GB of RAM. OS is only detecting 3.83GB.

Here is some more info
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q268363
There’s your problem!!! This thing is set to EVIL!
张辉_1
Honored Contributor

Re: 16GB of RAM. OS is only detecting 3.83GB.

Modify the boot.ini:

malti(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\winnt=â windows 2000 Advahced serverâ /PAE /basevideo
Stephen Kebbell
Honored Contributor

Re: 16GB of RAM. OS is only detecting 3.83GB.

Hi,

this may sound silly, but are you installing the Standard Edition of Win2003 Server? Standard only supports up to 4GB. You need the Enterprise Edition if you want to use more.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/evaluation/sysreqs/default.mspx

Regards,
Stephen