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Dell PowerEdge 840

We having the Dell Server PowerEdge 840 is having 1GB Memory but it reads 256MB.
It is using Windows 2003 Server

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Look in Bios setup for OS Install mode setting. If it is enabled, it restricts the RAM to 256MB. Change the setting to off and it will sense the total RAM

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Re: Dell PowerEdge 840

Reinstall your server it will resolve your porb.

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The problem is: system memory limited to 256Mb and

From BIOS, change
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If you are still having a problem then you should call Dell support. Every Dell server has lifetime free phone support.

If this helps please vote for my solution.

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I have a Dell PowerEdge 6850 with 64gb ram running Windows 200 ENT x86 SP1, When I installed SP2 the server wants to start in safe mode or Last Known good unless I remove some of the memory.

I assume your are using Windows 2003 Server Enterprise Edition (the last but crucial number is missing in your post!)

The maximum RAM that can used is 32 GB for x86-based computers.
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Constant beep on poweredge 840 appears to work alright


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Dell PERC (PowerEdge Expandable Raid Controller) or SAS Controllers (Serial Attached SCSI) generate beeps to alert failures on the RAID sub-system.

From your description of the issues (when the beeps start), i suggest you check PERC or SAS setup. If you have Dell OpenManage Server Administrator installed, you can log-in and check for more information. Additionally, on the next reboot check the PERC/SAS/CERC boot up for any messages. You may also access the PERC (Ctrl+M), SAS (Ctrl+R) CERC (Ctrl+A) Management Menu for specific failures and attempt a rebuild (assuming you have a redundant RAID Volume).

You can also speak with Dell Support and raise a warranty call if the system has warranty.

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