More RAM not recognized -
aph at redhat.com
Fri Jul 29 16:13:23 UTC 2011
On 07/29/2011 04:54 PM, Bob Goodwin wrote:
> On 29/07/11 11:06, Michael Schwendt wrote:
>> On Fri, 29 Jul 2011 10:38:15 -0400, BG (Bob) wrote:
>>> This Dell DM4700 came with 2-256 mb strips, some time ago I added
>>> 2-1 gb strips for a total of 2.5 gb.
>>> This morning I replaced the 256 mb strips with 2-2 gb for a total of
>>> 6. The bios setup screen shows 6 gb but apparently Linux is only
>>> using half that amount, not much of an improvement!:
>> Install the kernel-PAE package, then reboot to the PAE kernel and remove
>> the normal kernel package.
> That's done but "free" shows essentially the same amount of memory?
> $ free
> total used free shared buffers
> Mem: 3095008
> I have not yet removed the original non-PAE kernels but I am booting
> to the new PAE kernel. It looks like something else is going on.
> Might be something in the bios configuration that needs changing or
> maybe this computer can't handle more than 4 gb?
How much RAM does the BIOS say you have?
> I did have, F-13 64 bit installed on it once but decided to stick
> with 32 after that for simplicity, I wanted two set up the same and
> the other box was 32 bit. That has been replaced so 64 is possible
> if I must.
64-bit is better in almost every way. I'd go for it, myself.
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