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Server 2003 memory issue

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i just added anoth 2GB's to our Server 2003 enterprise, but for some reason under system properties it is still showing as the origional amount.
Under the Dell server administrator it does show all RAM including the added.
Any ideas why this might be happening, anything I can check? I can see all the memory in the BOIS also.
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In most Dell servers from my experience the RAM has to be installed in the slots from largest sticks to smallest sticks.

If you added 2 1GB sticks and the rest are 512MB the 2 1GB sticks need to be in the first RAM slots.

How much RAM is in the server?
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There's normally a 4GB limit on 32-bit versions of Windows. This M$ article goes into the specifics...

http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/platform/server/PAE/PAEmem.mspx
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Enterprise versions allow up to 32GB but you may need the PAE switch in the boot.ini:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366778.aspx
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Cool i will check out the /PAE switch. Machine had 4GB now it has 6GB
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Well it worked in my testing environment, cant do it in the prod environment for another 2 weeks. But should be fine.
Thanks again
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