This is a bit of a longshot, however, has anyone been able to get an intel processor to address more ram than it officially supports ?
Have a Lenovo m900sff, the BIOS is fully updated and it can see the 128GB of ram, but the processor only supports 64GB. When all slots are loaded with 32GB sticks the sirens go off and machine won’t get past the BIOS.
Any success out there before I send the memory back to Amazon ?
What chipset do you have on your motherboard? Usually that is your limitation.
Skylake shows up when I run lshw -short
H/W path Class Description
system 10FGS13500 LENOVO_MT_10FG_BU_LENOVO_FM_ThinkCentre M900)
/0 bus 30BC
/0/0 memory 64KiB BIOS
/0/47 memory 128KiB L1 cache
/0/48 memory 128KiB L1 cache
/0/49 memory 1MiB L2 cache
/0/4a memory 8MiB L3 cache
/0/4b processor Intel® Core™ i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz
/0/4c memory 64GiB System Memory
/0/4c/0 memory [empty]
/0/4c/1 memory 32GiB DIMM DDR4 Synchronous 2133 MHz (0.5 ns)
/0/4c/2 memory [empty]
/0/4c/3 memory 32GiB DIMM DDR4 Synchronous 2133 MHz (0.5 ns)
/0/100 bridge Skylake Host Bridge/DRAM Registers
My guess is it is a Skylake 100 series. Here is a screenshot of what it supports.
ok thanks, the designed limit on the processor is 64gb, was looking to see if anyone was able to get it to address 128gb.
I have a lenovo m800, I can get it to detect 2x 32gb sticks as 64gb BUT if i add 2 more the amount of ram does not increase past 64gb (running latest bios) just looking around for ways around it.
Ah you’ve got no chance, this is a processor limitation intel has. I never got mine above 64GB.
Did notice that some of the newer Lenovo desktops can address 128GB.