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Technical question on motherboard

On 01/01/2010 10:43 AM, Charles Bennett wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-01-01 at 08:05 -0500, Jerry Feldman wrote:
>  =20
>> At work I've got 4 systems that are using a Supermicro X7DB8+
>> motherboards. 3 of these systems happily are set up with 64GB (16 4GB
>> Kingston memory sticks). The 4th system is having trouble recognizing
>> the 4GB sticks. When we originally got the memories for the other
>> systems, we had to download and flash a BIOS. But, this last system
>> still does not work with the 4Gb sticks. When I originally put them in=
>> the machine did boot, but hung on udev. Now, I can't even get the syst=
>> to come up in the BIOS. (note that I wear an anti-static strap when
>> replacing the memories so zapping the memories should not come into pl=
>> I've reflashed the BIOS a few times. One possible suggestion I receive=
>> was to change the 1GB PCI memory hole from 256 to 1GB.
>> One clue is that I do receive a message: "0251: System CMOS checksum b=
>> - Default configuration used".=20
>> I'm just looking for some suggestions, or some help to carry the syste=
>> to the roof so I can export it to the parking lot.
>>    =20
> Have you considered swapping the BIOS battery on this machine?
>  =20
Yes. It uses the same battery that is in my car's key fob. I may ask my
boss to stop at CVS or Staples to pick one up. I do have another dead
machine I can steal the battery from.

Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at>
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