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DL140 G3, 3GB or 4GB?

cporter2
Occasional Visitor

DL140 G3, 3GB or 4GB?

Hello all,

I've got a new DL140 G3, it came with 2GB of RAM, at the same time I ordered 2x1GB HP DIMMs, the part number on them matches the ones which came with the machine.

When I boot the machine sometimes the BIOS says 3GB, sometimes 4GB, it appears to be random.

I've tried swapping the DIMMs around, they all seem to be ok...

Any ideas? Thanks!
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KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: DL140 G3, 3GB or 4GB?

cporter2
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL140 G3, 3GB or 4GB?

Hi Karlo, it's currently running that version :(.

(There's also the issue that if the bios picks up 4GB of ram, Linux only sees ~3.2GB of it, it's an amd64 kernel).
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: DL140 G3, 3GB or 4GB?

hi

OK latest System ROM you already had it before memory upgrade?

have you tried clear CMOS?
do it with the original memories and with all memories in too

procedure to clear CMOS
page 72
http://bizsupport.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00795598/c00795598.pdf

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for the issue 3,2 GB check this article
PAE and section "PAE Mode on Linux"
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=c00883105&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

regards
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