Problems with AMD64 and 8 GB RAM?
sgk at troutmask.apl.washington.edu
Wed Mar 30 14:35:47 PST 2005
On Thu, Mar 31, 2005 at 07:54:39AM +0930, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> None of these problems occur when I use 4 GB memory. About the only
> strangeness, which seems to come from the BIOS, is that it recognizes
> only 3.5 GB. If I put all DIMMS in, it recognizes the full 8 GB
> I realize that this isn't enough to diagnose the problem. The reason
> for this message now is to ask:
> 1. Has anybody else seen this problem?
> 2. Has anybody else used this hardware configuration and *not* seen
> this problem?
> 3. Where should I look next?
Have you run sysutils/memtest86 with the 8 GB? I had
4 bad out of 12 tested where the DIMMs were Crucial
PC2700 2GB Reg. ECC DIMMs.
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