[sf-lug] Creating a Linux Lab

Jeff Bragg jackofnotrades at gmail.com
Mon Jul 2 11:18:19 PDT 2007

> "None of the Dell Gx150 machines that were donated meet these specs.
> According to Dell documentation, they can only accommodate 512 MB of RAM.
> Ref: http://tinyurl.com/24b2sr
> That said, I've never tried putting more in these machines, so they may
> unofficially accept more.
> I do not know the status of other machines at the lab, but Kami might.
> Also, please note the although there is a spare PCI slot available, these
> machines are "small form factor" and require a half-height aka
> low-profile PCI card."

Dells tend to be a little finicky in terms of RAM.  However, it's worth
noting that I've worked mostly with newer models than this (GX2**, 5**, and
7** series).  In my experience, while they will probably accept and use
memory upgrades (assuming they're not completely incompatible), they will
most likely only use the amount and bus speed claimed as their limit.  That
being said, they do seem forgiving about using what they can of the
resources available to them even when those resources exceed their listed
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