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ML350 g4 memory question

 
Lance_37
Occasional Advisor

ML350 g4 memory question

I have a new ml350. It came with (2) 512 MB dimms. I added (4) 1GB dimms. On post the machine shows 5GB of RAM. Once in windows 2003 sp1, when I right click on my computer it only shows 3.5GB of ram. What could be causing this discrepancy?
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Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor
Igor Karasik
Honored Contributor

Re: ML350 g4 memory question

Lance,
Make sure you have last server BIOS.
Use /PAE switch in boot.ini
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283037/en-us
Note: you need windows 2003 enterprise edition to see all 5 Gb of RAM in the windows. With windows 2003 standard edition you will see only 4 Gb of RAM.
e4services
Honored Contributor

Re: ML350 g4 memory question

Igor is correct. Set the switch in Windows.
Comment: You got to wonder why MS does these things AND makes it such a mystery, but it soes keep consultants in business
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Caster Troy
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Re: ML350 g4 memory question

It is strange Lance because if you have installed sp1 for server 2003 then the /pae switch should be set automatically but again its microsoft :p so double check if you manually have to set it. It should resolve the problem but even then the RAM shown would be 4.5GB, why is that, can anyone tell
Evil Has Its Winning Ways

Re: ML350 g4 memory question

Hi Lance,

w.r.t this issue, the system ROM would need to be updated. Please refer the following link from hp and Microsoft:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=PSD_EL041214_CW01

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279151

Please let us know if this info helped you in resolving the issue.

Regards,
CPP
Lance_37
Occasional Advisor

Re: ML350 g4 memory question

I am running 2k3 standard.
For some reason I though it supported up to 8Gb of RAM.
Guess I am out of luck.
Igor Karasik
Honored Contributor

Re: ML350 g4 memory question

Lance,
just FYI:
windows 2003 standard x64 edition support up to 32 GB of RAM. The price is same as for windows 2003 standard 32-bit and I think your ML350 G4 support x64.
Of course you need to check if your applications can run on x64.
Lance_37
Occasional Advisor

Re: ML350 g4 memory question

Just running 32 bit apps.
Next time I will get the higher capacity version of windows server.