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Old 01-17-2014, 04:08 AM   #1
marcelp1
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Latitude E4200 - dmidecode --type 16 --type 17 maximum RAM


Hi,


looking on purchasing more RAM memory for my E4200
and all websites supplying RAM for my type of laptop
advise that it is only capable of taking 4GB in that
1 bank it has got plus 1GB which is on board, but
when looking at sudo dmidecode --type 16 it says:
Maximum Capacity: 8 GB



sudo dmidecode --type 16 --type 17
# dmidecode 2.11
SMBIOS 2.4 present.

Handle 0x1000, DMI type 16, 15 bytes
Physical Memory Array
Location: System Board Or Motherboard
Use: System Memory
Error Correction Type: None
Maximum Capacity: 8 GB
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Number Of Devices: 2

Handle 0x1100, DMI type 17, 27 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x1000
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: 64 bits
Data Width: 64 bits
Size: 1024 MB
Form Factor: DIMM
Set: None
Locator: DIMM_A
Bank Locator: Not Specified
Type: DDR3
Type Detail: Synchronous
Speed: 1066 MHz
Manufacturer: 80CE000080CE
Serial Number: 00000000
Asset Tag: 01000000
Part Number:

Handle 0x1101, DMI type 17, 27 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x1000
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: 64 bits
Data Width: 64 bits
Size: 4096 MB
Form Factor: DIMM
Set: None
Locator: DIMM_B
Bank Locator: Not Specified
Type: DDR3
Type Detail: Synchronous
Speed: 1066 MHz
Manufacturer: 051000000000
Serial Number: 00000000
Asset Tag: 00000000
Part Number: GR4GS16H2568-66


So looking at PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM SODIMM 204pin memory, it is only sold
in 4GB and 8GB sizes, noting between, if it says Maximum Capacity: 8 GB,
does the figure includes the 1GB on board RAM as well so I would ideally need 7GB RAM,
or is it 8GB max in the memory bank?

Has anyone tried 8GB RAM, or will it work?

Last edited by marcelp1; 01-17-2014 at 05:02 AM.
 
Old 01-17-2014, 09:42 AM   #2
Soadyheid
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Hi,

According to the E4200 user guide:

See: http://www.levnapc.cz/ProductsFiles/...fikace2-cz.pdf Page 47

You have 1Gb on-board plus one slot which will accept a 4Gb DIMM max, so even though it looks like it's able to address 8Gb you are hardware limited to 5Gb.

>sigh< Tough luck man!

Play Bonny!

 
  


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