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Difference betwen fedora and computer specifications

asked 2012-10-19 20:21:27 -0500

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updated 2014-09-28 08:46:36 -0500

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I've tryed a command, which I saw on internet to know how much RAM can be suported by my computer, I got this result, with this command:

sudo dmidecode | grep Maximum
    Maximum Error: Unknown
    Maximum Size: 64 kB
    Maximum Size: 256 kB
    Maximum Size: 3072 kB
    Maximum Capacity: 32 GB

I guess, that the number of MaximumCapacity:32GB is the RAM capacity (correct me if I'm wrong)... but the computer specifications say that the maximum suported RAM is about 8 GB

So... ¿Who do I trust? ¿Fedora or the computer specifications? or I got the wrong command... ¿is there a safety way of knowing the maximum amount of suported RAM?

My computer is a gateway NV47H, thanks

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dmi tables are unreliable. If they are not totally broken they may show hardware limit but not what is actually wired.

Aleksandar Kostadinov gravatar imageAleksandar Kostadinov ( 2013-02-28 09:13:45 -0500 )edit

I agree with @sgordon: why are you looking for more capacity when your manufacturer explicitly says that no more than 8GB RAM is supported? Sometimes, some parts of a system support some facilities which are not supported by other parts of the system: e.g. maybe the chipset supports up to 32GB but if and only if you have 8 slots (it is just an example assuming that each slot won't support more than 4GB of RAM, there might be many parts which ALL of them should support the maximum limit).

hedayat gravatar imagehedayat ( 2014-09-28 02:37:25 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-09-28 11:30:46 -0500

Aleksandar Kostadinov gravatar image

Another approach (besides what I wrote in commens) it's best to go to a PC parts shop and ask them to install that memory. If it doesn't work, then they return your original memory and you do not pay.

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answered 2014-09-27 23:49:54 -0500

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Goto htto:// or websites and find your system, it will list the supported SIMMs. Im guessing you will nat be able to buy a combination exceeding the 8G of the manufacturer. 32G would require 4 SIMM slots that will take 8GB sticks. Do you have 4 slots? Or 2 slots taking 16GB sticks (pretty pricey ~200 each)

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