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It looks like the performance test is limited to 32 GB of memory as it is detecting -16 GB of memory on my system which is the amount over 32 GB. Here are some screen shots from my test:

 

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So I assume this is a bug?

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The screen shots are overkill. You only need to copy and paste the URL from the results page into your reply. If you need help, there is a tutorial here:

 

http://forums.pcpitstop.com/html/helpfiles/techexphelp.htm

 

It may be a hard coded limit. When the test was written there weren't a lot of boards that would support over 32GB of memory, if any. 16GB was pretty extravagant, even for a server. The test is designed for the typical home user, not a high-end server.

 

However, your test is also showing 'BIOS UNKNOWN', so it could also be a bug in the SMBIOS that is causing the incorrect reading:

 

http://www.pcpitstop.com/faq/smbios.asp

 

 

You can try updating you BIOS and see if the issue is resolved.

 

I'll drop a note to the developer and see if there is a limit and if so what it will take to bump it up. Thanks for letting us know about it.

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:wp:

 

The screen shots are overkill. You only need to copy and paste the URL from the results page into your reply. If you need help, there is a tutorial here:

 

http://forums.pcpitstop.com/html/helpfiles/techexphelp.htm

 

It may be a hard coded limit. When the test was written there weren't a lot of boards that would support over 32GB of memory, if any. 16GB was pretty extravagant, even for a server. The test is designed for the typical home user, not a high-end server.

 

However, your test is also showing 'BIOS UNKNOWN', so it could also be a bug in the SMBIOS that is causing the incorrect reading:

 

http://www.pcpitstop.com/faq/smbios.asp

You can try updating you BIOS and see if the issue is resolved.

 

I'll drop a note to the developer and see if there is a limit and if so what it will take to bump it up. Thanks for letting us know about it.

 

ok so I guess I just needed this URL then?

 

http://www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/sec.asp?c...;report=Summary

 

I am running the newest version of the BIOS on the system and I am pretty sure it detected the memory correctly when I only had 24 GB on it and now it detects -16 GB which makes me think it was limited to 32 GB and is showing the offset in a negative value.

 

Although it is a 'server' type system it is my everyday machine that I use as a regular desktop.

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(-) is usually used to denote an error, but the 16GB number sure does look like an overflow. -1.#IND is also another error message. It may take a couple of days, but I will get the answer.

 

The test results also show that the system serial number, motherboard version, and drive name are missing, so there are either some issues with OverDrive reading the data, or that data is missing.

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(-) is usually used to denote an error, but the 16GB number sure does look like an overflow. -1.#IND is also another error message. It may take a couple of days, but I will get the answer.

 

The test results also show that the system serial number, motherboard version, and drive name are missing, so there are either some issues with OverDrive reading the data, or that data is missing.

 

In the installed hardware you will see:

 

DiskDrive Areca LINUX VOLUME SCSI Disk Device

DiskDrive Areca MAC VOLUME SCSI Disk Device

DiskDrive Areca WINDOWS VOLUME SCSI Disk Device

 

I am guessing it just might not like the fact that my HD devices have spaces in them as they are slice of my raid array and thus have individual volume names which are settable by me. I know most normal disk drives would not have spaces in the volume names like this.

 

Another thing I noticed is it correctly listed 12 slots of memory in 'system specs' but the memory configuration shows:

 

4096+4096+4096+4096+4096+4096+4096+4096+4096+4096+

 

when it should be:

 

4096+4096+4096+4096+4096+4096+4096+4096+4096+4096+4096+4096

 

Maybe this is another hard limit somewhere (string length)?

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Spaces in the drive name should not be a problem. I have spaces in my drive names and it reads them as intended:

 

http://www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/sec.asp?conid=23064992

 

You can open My Computer and check there what drive name should be displayed in OverDrive.

 

I saw earlier that only 10 modules are displayed and that the string ends with the character "+". It may be limited to 50 characters. Another thing I will check.

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Just thought I would mention aparantly overdrive still has all the same issues I have mentioned:

 

http://www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/sec.asp?conid=24938121

 

Machine with 64 GB of ram detects as -27 megabytes of RAM lol. I think >32 GB is a little more common these days? I get it wasnt as common back then. This is a workstation I built for my father. My own next machine will have 192 GB of ram which I am upgrading in a few months.

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Good night nurse! What on earth would you need greater than 32Gigs of ram for?

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Just thought I would mention aparantly overdrive still has all the same issues I have mentioned:

 

http://www.pcpitstop...?conid=24938121

 

Machine with 64 GB of ram detects as -27 megabytes of RAM lol. I think >32 GB is a little more common these days? I get it wasnt as common back then. This is a workstation I built for my father. My own next machine will have 192 GB of ram which I am upgrading in a few months.

 

Hmmm, that's strange, on the System Specs tab it shows this:

Memory Configuration 8192+8192+8192+8192+8192+8192+8192+8192;DIMM

Looks like 64Gb to me.....

 

 

 

 

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Good night nurse! What on earth would you need greater than 32Gigs of ram for?

 

video editing, creation, etc.

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