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Date:      Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:44:53 +0000
From:      Dave B <g8kbvdave@googlemail.com>
To:        Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman@gmail.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: freebsd-questions Digest, Vol 709, Issue 5
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I'd say go ahead and try it...

I'd doubt (though I don’t "know") that any damage would be done by
putting "to much" RAM in a system, so lots to gain perhaps, and little
to loose if it doesn’t work.

Regards.

Dave B.


On 11/01/18 13:34, Aryeh Friedman wrote:
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 7:14 AM, Dave B via freebsd-questions
> <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org <mailto: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
>     <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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