Monday, December 13, 2004
himem needed for laptop memory upgrade
Just received two 1G DIMMs for the old D800 and what to my surprise to see that cat /proc/meminfo only shows 900MB! That was my old amount. Hmmmmm...no good. Turns out, thanks to bcowan on #gentoo, that "himem" needs to be set to 4GB in the linux kernel config or else 900MB is the max recognizable. Easy solution and I'm now cruising with 2026MB. Beautiful.
Posted by RR at 3:35 PM