More RAM not recognized -
bobgoodwin at wildblue.net
Fri Jul 29 16:16:09 UTC 2011
On 29/07/11 11:39, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Jul 2011 17:06:58 +0200
> Michael Schwendt<mschwendt at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Install the kernel-PAE package, then reboot to the PAE kernel and remove
>> the normal kernel package.
> I suspect a more fundamental problem. At least according to the Dell
> material the Dimension 4700 can only actually make fully use of 4GB
> (and in fact I imagine 3GB or 3.5GB in reality). It also needs a specific
> BIOS version to use 2Gb sticks, which presumably as it's detecting them
> and booting OK the BIOS is new enough.
Yes, I read that in the instructions before making the change
but I thought perhaps it was due to a limitation of the original
Windows XP provided with it which is long gone.
The other computer now F-14 32 bit, shows cp0/cp1 as 64 bit
but the basic computer as 32 bit. Is that because it's running
32 or is that a limitation?
[root at box9 bobg]# lshw -X
description: Mini Tower Computer
product: HP Compaq dc5700 Microtower (EW287AV)
width: 32 bits
capabilities: smbios-2.4 dmi-2.4 smp-1.4 smp
configuration: boot=normal chassis=mini-tower cpus=2
I know, I should try it, but someone more knowledgeable may know
Maybe I know the answer already, this Dell shows the same 32 bit
width and I know I had 64 bit Linux installed on it. Perhaps
that has some other meaning and my ignorance is showing!
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