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Only showing 3.5 gigs of ram.

 
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Daniel Bond
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Only showing 3.5 gigs of ram.

I have a DL580 that I recently installed windows 2003 on. Windows is only recognizing 3.5 out of 8 gigs of ram. All the ram shows up in the HP diagnosics and at POST. I have installed the 7.40wk3 support pack as well. Any suggestions on how I get the rest of the ram to show?
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David Claypool
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Re: Only showing 3.5 gigs of ram.

Igor Karasik
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Re: Only showing 3.5 gigs of ram.

Daniel, which windows version you ran: standard or enterprise ?
If enterprise use \PAE switch
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;283037
Note 32-bit edition of windows 2003 standard can use 4 Gb RAM maximum.
Make sure you have last BIOS.
See also http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=PSD_CN0409W
Daniel Bond
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Re: Only showing 3.5 gigs of ram.

Thanks guys it was /PAE