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Date:      Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:34:06 -0500
From:      Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman@gmail.com>
To:        Dave B <g8kbvdave@googlemail.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: freebsd-questions Digest, Vol 709, Issue 5
Message-ID:  <CAGBxaXmdThKJ9QiUvpZty2QGywbioemwb_WsHyC2WMmzycmPBg@mail.gmail.com>
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On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 7:14 AM, Dave B via freebsd-questions <
freebsd-questions@freebsd.org> wrote:

> That I suspect depends on how many physical address lines are available
> for it via the memory management system.
>
> If the PC documentation says 8G is the max', then that is probably all
> that'll be seen by the CPU, even if there is 16G installed.
>
> There is only one way to find out for sure, at your expense.
>
> Personally, I doubt it, and the info at
> https://support.hp.com/gb-en/document/c03363664  says it wont.
>

I have bought the memory (I can use it in an other machine worst comes to
worst) have not installed it yet but in doing deeper research I got a even
stranger disagreement between what it appears the machine can physically
handle and what the manual says.  Output of sysutils/dmidecode:

Handle 0x000A, DMI type 16, 23 bytes
Physical Memory Array
    Location: System Board Or Motherboard
    Use: System Memory
    Error Correction Type: None
    Maximum Capacity: 128 GB
    Error Information Handle: Not Provided
    Number Of Devices: 2

Handle 0x000C, DMI type 17, 34 bytes
Memory Device
    Array Handle: 0x000A
    Error Information Handle: Not Provided
    Total Width: 64 bits
    Data Width: 64 bits
    Size: 4096 MB
    Form Factor: DIMM
    Set: None
    Locator: A1_DIMM0
    Bank Locator: A1_BANK0
    Type: DDR3
    Type Detail: Synchronous
    Speed: 1333 MT/s
    Manufacturer: Samsung
    Serial Number: 938D8E07
    Asset Tag: A1_AssetTagNum0
    Part Number: M378B5273CH0-CH9
    Rank: 2
    Configured Clock Speed: 667 MT/s

Handle 0x000E, DMI type 17, 34 bytes
Memory Device
    Array Handle: 0x000A
    Error Information Handle: Not Provided
    Total Width: 64 bits
    Data Width: 64 bits
    Size: 4096 MB
    Form Factor: DIMM
    Set: None
    Locator: A1_DIMM1
    Bank Locator: A1_BANK1
    Type: DDR3
    Type Detail: Synchronous
    Speed: 1333 MT/s
    Manufacturer: Samsung
    Serial Number: 938D8C71
    Asset Tag: A1_AssetTagNum1
    Part Number: M378B5273CH0-CH9
    Rank: 2
    Configured Clock Speed: 667 MT/s

-- 
Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer, http://www.PetiteCloud.org



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