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cat /proc/meminfo results != intel specification (Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2695 v4)

thyun
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Hello there, I have a question about the difference of `cat /proc/meminfo` and the system memory spec provided by intel.

I have 2 `Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2695 v4 @ 2.10GHz` CPUs in my remote server.

Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2695 v4

According to this processor spec, I should have 1.5TB of RAM. (Or 3TB, because I have 2 physical CPUs in the system) Isn't it?

But `cat /proc/meminfo` tells me that I have 252GB of MemTotal.

Why are they different??? I'd really like to use 1.5TB...

The identical? question is cat /proc/meminfo - Intel Communities here, but I couldn't understand it. I'd really appreciate if you'd help me understand why!

 

```

cat /proc/meminfo
MemTotal: 264021392 kB
MemFree: 260542184 kB
MemAvailable: 260915024 kB
Buffers: 110824 kB
Cached: 1608480 kB
SwapCached: 27380 kB
Active: 1592252 kB
Inactive: 330768 kB
Active(anon): 169248 kB
Inactive(anon): 30812 kB
Active(file): 1423004 kB
Inactive(file): 299956 kB
Unevictable: 0 kB
Mlocked: 0 kB
SwapTotal: 8388604 kB
SwapFree: 8241244 kB
Dirty: 0 kB
Writeback: 0 kB
AnonPages: 197492 kB
Mapped: 114064 kB
Shmem: 472 kB
Slab: 807944 kB
SReclaimable: 290396 kB
SUnreclaim: 517548 kB
KernelStack: 17104 kB
PageTables: 11620 kB
NFS_Unstable: 0 kB
Bounce: 0 kB
WritebackTmp: 0 kB
CommitLimit: 140399300 kB
Committed_AS: 2538324 kB
VmallocTotal: 34359738367 kB
VmallocUsed: 0 kB
VmallocChunk: 0 kB
HardwareCorrupted: 0 kB
AnonHugePages: 0 kB
ShmemHugePages: 0 kB
ShmemPmdMapped: 0 kB
CmaTotal: 0 kB
CmaFree: 0 kB
HugePages_Total: 0
HugePages_Free: 0
HugePages_Rsvd: 0
HugePages_Surp: 0
Hugepagesize: 2048 kB
DirectMap4k: 2792812 kB
DirectMap2M: 99852288 kB
DirectMap1G: 167772160 kB

```

 

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Victor_G_Intel
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Hello thyun,


Thank you for posting on the Intel® communities.


To continue with your request can you please provide us with the following details about your system:


  • Motherboard model:
  • RAM (Amount of DIMMs, size, and models):
  • OS (built):


Regards,


Victor G.

Intel Technical Support Technician  


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Victor_G_Intel
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Hello thyun,


Thank you for posting on the Intel® communities.


To continue with your request can you please provide us with the following details about your system:


  • Motherboard model:
  • RAM (Amount of DIMMs, size, and models):
  • OS (built):


Regards,


Victor G.

Intel Technical Support Technician  


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thyun
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RAM(Amount of DIMMs, size, and models):
OH MY GOD..... The server had 24 DIMM slots but only 8 of them had actual DIMM.
Does that mean I have 256GB system memory..?!! (All of DIMMs are like this. 32GB * 8 = 256GB Is it like this??)

```

Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x0084
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: 72 bits
Data Width: 72 bits
Size: 32 GB
Form Factor: DIMM
Set: None
Locator: P2_DIMMH1
Bank Locator: P2_Node1_Channel3_Dimm1
Type: DDR4
Type Detail: Synchronous
Speed: 2400 MT/s
Manufacturer: Micron
Serial Number: 14277209
Asset Tag: P2_DIMMH1_AssetTag (Date:16/40)
Part Number: 36ASF4G72PZ-2G3B1
Rank: 2
Configured Clock Speed: 2400 MT/s
Minimum Voltage: Unknown
Maximum Voltage: Unknown
Configured Voltage: Unknown

```

Although I'd like to understand the result of `sudo dmidecode -t 16`.

```

sudo dmidecode -t 16
# dmidecode 3.1
Getting SMBIOS data from sysfs.
SMBIOS 3.0 present.

Handle 0x0066, DMI type 16, 23 bytes
Physical Memory Array
Location: System Board Or Motherboard
Use: System Memory
Error Correction Type: Multi-bit ECC
Maximum Capacity: 384 GB
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Number Of Devices: 6

Handle 0x0070, DMI type 16, 23 bytes
Physical Memory Array
Location: System Board Or Motherboard
Use: System Memory
Error Correction Type: Multi-bit ECC
Maximum Capacity: 384 GB
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Number Of Devices: 6

Handle 0x007A, DMI type 16, 23 bytes
Physical Memory Array
Location: System Board Or Motherboard
Use: System Memory
Error Correction Type: Multi-bit ECC
Maximum Capacity: 384 GB
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Number Of Devices: 6

Handle 0x0084, DMI type 16, 23 bytes
Physical Memory Array
Location: System Board Or Motherboard
Use: System Memory
Error Correction Type: Multi-bit ECC
Maximum Capacity: 384 GB
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Number Of Devices: 6

```

 

Motherboard model: X10DRG-OT+-CPU
```

# dmidecode 3.1
Getting SMBIOS data from sysfs.
SMBIOS 3.0 present.

Handle 0x0002, DMI type 2, 15 bytes
Base Board Information
Manufacturer: Supermicro
Product Name: X10DRG-OT+-CPU
Version: 1.00
Serial Number: [erased]
Asset Tag: Default string
Features:
Board is a hosting board
Board is replaceable
Location In Chassis: Default string
Chassis Handle: 0x0003
Type: Motherboard
Contained Object Handles: 0


```

 

OS: Ubuntu 18.04

```

# dmidecode 3.1
Getting SMBIOS data from sysfs.
SMBIOS 3.0 present.

Handle 0x0068, DMI type 17, 40 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x0066
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: 72 bits
Data Width: 72 bits
Size: 32 GB
Form Factor: DIMM
Set: None
Locator: P1_DIMMA1
Bank Locator: P1_Node0_Channel0_Dimm1
Type: DDR4
Type Detail: Synchronous
Speed: 2400 MT/s
Manufacturer: Samsung
Serial Number: 196F5BA0
Asset Tag: P1_DIMMA1_AssetTag (Date:17/22)
Part Number: M393A4K40BB1-CRC
Rank: 2
Configured Clock Speed: 2400 MT/s
Minimum Voltage: Unknown
Maximum Voltage: Unknown
Configured Voltage: Unknown

Handle 0x006A, DMI type 17, 40 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x0066
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: Unknown
Data Width: Unknown
Size: No Module Installed
Form Factor: Unknown
Set: None
Locator: NO DIMM
Bank Locator: NO DIMM
Type: Unknown
Type Detail: Unknown
Speed: Unknown
Manufacturer: NO DIMM
Serial Number: NO DIMM
Asset Tag: NO DIMM
Part Number: NO DIMM
Rank: Unknown
Configured Clock Speed: Unknown
Minimum Voltage: Unknown
Maximum Voltage: Unknown
Configured Voltage: Unknown

Handle 0x006B, DMI type 17, 40 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x0066
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: Unknown
Data Width: Unknown
Size: No Module Installed
Form Factor: Unknown
Set: None
Locator: NO DIMM
Bank Locator: NO DIMM
Type: Unknown
Type Detail: Unknown
Speed: Unknown
Manufacturer: NO DIMM
Serial Number: NO DIMM
Asset Tag: NO DIMM
Part Number: NO DIMM
Rank: Unknown
Configured Clock Speed: Unknown
Minimum Voltage: Unknown
Maximum Voltage: Unknown
Configured Voltage: Unknown

Handle 0x006C, DMI type 17, 40 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x0066
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: 72 bits
Data Width: 72 bits
Size: 32 GB
Form Factor: DIMM
Set: None
Locator: P1_DIMMB1
Bank Locator: P1_Node0_Channel1_Dimm1
Type: DDR4
Type Detail: Synchronous
Speed: 2400 MT/s
Manufacturer: Samsung
Serial Number: 196F5BE8
Asset Tag: P1_DIMMB1_AssetTag (Date:17/22)
Part Number: M393A4K40BB1-CRC
Rank: 2
Configured Clock Speed: 2400 MT/s
Minimum Voltage: Unknown
Maximum Voltage: Unknown
Configured Voltage: Unknown

Handle 0x006E, DMI type 17, 40 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x0066
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: Unknown
Data Width: Unknown
Size: No Module Installed
Form Factor: Unknown
Set: None
Locator: NO DIMM
Bank Locator: NO DIMM
Type: Unknown
Type Detail: Unknown
Speed: Unknown
Manufacturer: NO DIMM
Serial Number: NO DIMM
Asset Tag: NO DIMM
Part Number: NO DIMM
Rank: Unknown
Configured Clock Speed: Unknown
Minimum Voltage: Unknown
Maximum Voltage: Unknown
Configured Voltage: Unknown

Handle 0x006F, DMI type 17, 40 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x0066
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: Unknown
Data Width: Unknown
Size: No Module Installed
Form Factor: Unknown
Set: None
Locator: NO DIMM
Bank Locator: NO DIMM
Type: Unknown
Type Detail: Unknown
Speed: Unknown
Manufacturer: NO DIMM
Serial Number: NO DIMM
Asset Tag: NO DIMM
Part Number: NO DIMM
Rank: Unknown
Configured Clock Speed: Unknown
Minimum Voltage: Unknown
Maximum Voltage: Unknown
Configured Voltage: Unknown

Handle 0x0072, DMI type 17, 40 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x0070
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: 72 bits
Data Width: 72 bits
Size: 32 GB
Form Factor: DIMM
Set: None
Locator: P1_DIMMC1
Bank Locator: P1_Node0_Channel2_Dimm1
Type: DDR4
Type Detail: Synchronous
Speed: 2400 MT/s
Manufacturer: Samsung
Serial Number: 196F5BF0
Asset Tag: P1_DIMMC1_AssetTag (Date:17/22)
Part Number: M393A4K40BB1-CRC
Rank: 2
Configured Clock Speed: 2400 MT/s
Minimum Voltage: Unknown
Maximum Voltage: Unknown
Configured Voltage: Unknown

Handle 0x0074, DMI type 17, 40 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x0070
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: Unknown
Data Width: Unknown
Size: No Module Installed
Form Factor: Unknown
Set: None
Locator: NO DIMM
Bank Locator: NO DIMM
Type: Unknown
Type Detail: Unknown
Speed: Unknown
Manufacturer: NO DIMM
Serial Number: NO DIMM
Asset Tag: NO DIMM
Part Number: NO DIMM
Rank: Unknown
Configured Clock Speed: Unknown
Minimum Voltage: Unknown
Maximum Voltage: Unknown
Configured Voltage: Unknown

Handle 0x0075, DMI type 17, 40 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x0070
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: Unknown
Data Width: Unknown
Size: No Module Installed
Form Factor: Unknown
Set: None
Locator: NO DIMM
Bank Locator: NO DIMM
Type: Unknown
Type Detail: Unknown
Speed: Unknown
Manufacturer: NO DIMM
Serial Number: NO DIMM
Asset Tag: NO DIMM
Part Number: NO DIMM
Rank: Unknown
Configured Clock Speed: Unknown
Minimum Voltage: Unknown
Maximum Voltage: Unknown
Configured Voltage: Unknown

Handle 0x0076, DMI type 17, 40 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x0070
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: 72 bits
Data Width: 72 bits
Size: 32 GB
Form Factor: DIMM
Set: None
Locator: P1_DIMMD1
Bank Locator: P1_Node0_Channel3_Dimm1
Type: DDR4
Type Detail: Synchronous
Speed: 2400 MT/s
Manufacturer: Samsung
Serial Number: 196F5BEC
Asset Tag: P1_DIMMD1_AssetTag (Date:17/22)
Part Number: M393A4K40BB1-CRC
Rank: 2
Configured Clock Speed: 2400 MT/s
Minimum Voltage: Unknown
Maximum Voltage: Unknown
Configured Voltage: Unknown

Handle 0x0078, DMI type 17, 40 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x0070
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: Unknown
Data Width: Unknown
Size: No Module Installed
Form Factor: Unknown
Set: None
Locator: NO DIMM
Bank Locator: NO DIMM
Type: Unknown
Type Detail: Unknown
Speed: Unknown
Manufacturer: NO DIMM
Serial Number: NO DIMM
Asset Tag: NO DIMM
Part Number: NO DIMM
Rank: Unknown
Configured Clock Speed: Unknown
Minimum Voltage: Unknown
Maximum Voltage: Unknown
Configured Voltage: Unknown

Handle 0x0079, DMI type 17, 40 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x0070
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: Unknown
Data Width: Unknown
Size: No Module Installed
Form Factor: Unknown
Set: None
Locator: NO DIMM
Bank Locator: NO DIMM
Type: Unknown
Type Detail: Unknown
Speed: Unknown
Manufacturer: NO DIMM
Serial Number: NO DIMM
Asset Tag: NO DIMM
Part Number: NO DIMM
Rank: Unknown
Configured Clock Speed: Unknown
Minimum Voltage: Unknown
Maximum Voltage: Unknown
Configured Voltage: Unknown

Handle 0x007C, DMI type 17, 40 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x007A
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: 72 bits
Data Width: 72 bits
Size: 32 GB
Form Factor: DIMM
Set: None
Locator: P2_DIMME1
Bank Locator: P2_Node1_Channel0_Dimm1
Type: DDR4
Type Detail: Synchronous
Speed: 2400 MT/s
Manufacturer: Samsung
Serial Number: 196F5BEF
Asset Tag: P2_DIMME1_AssetTag (Date:17/22)
Part Number: M393A4K40BB1-CRC
Rank: 2
Configured Clock Speed: 2400 MT/s
Minimum Voltage: Unknown
Maximum Voltage: Unknown
Configured Voltage: Unknown

Handle 0x007E, DMI type 17, 40 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x007A
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: Unknown
Data Width: Unknown
Size: No Module Installed
Form Factor: Unknown
Set: None
Locator: NO DIMM
Bank Locator: NO DIMM
Type: Unknown
Type Detail: Unknown
Speed: Unknown
Manufacturer: NO DIMM
Serial Number: NO DIMM
Asset Tag: NO DIMM
Part Number: NO DIMM
Rank: Unknown
Configured Clock Speed: Unknown
Minimum Voltage: Unknown
Maximum Voltage: Unknown
Configured Voltage: Unknown

Handle 0x007F, DMI type 17, 40 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x007A
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: Unknown
Data Width: Unknown
Size: No Module Installed
Form Factor: Unknown
Set: None
Locator: NO DIMM
Bank Locator: NO DIMM
Type: Unknown
Type Detail: Unknown
Speed: Unknown
Manufacturer: NO DIMM
Serial Number: NO DIMM
Asset Tag: NO DIMM
Part Number: NO DIMM
Rank: Unknown
Configured Clock Speed: Unknown
Minimum Voltage: Unknown
Maximum Voltage: Unknown
Configured Voltage: Unknown

Handle 0x0080, DMI type 17, 40 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x007A
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: 72 bits
Data Width: 72 bits
Size: 32 GB
Form Factor: DIMM
Set: None
Locator: P2_DIMMF1
Bank Locator: P2_Node1_Channel1_Dimm1
Type: DDR4
Type Detail: Synchronous
Speed: 2400 MT/s
Manufacturer: Samsung
Serial Number: 196F5BEA
Asset Tag: P2_DIMMF1_AssetTag (Date:17/22)
Part Number: M393A4K40BB1-CRC
Rank: 2
Configured Clock Speed: 2400 MT/s
Minimum Voltage: Unknown
Maximum Voltage: Unknown
Configured Voltage: Unknown

Handle 0x0082, DMI type 17, 40 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x007A
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: Unknown
Data Width: Unknown
Size: No Module Installed
Form Factor: Unknown
Set: None
Locator: NO DIMM
Bank Locator: NO DIMM
Type: Unknown
Type Detail: Unknown
Speed: Unknown
Manufacturer: NO DIMM
Serial Number: NO DIMM
Asset Tag: NO DIMM
Part Number: NO DIMM
Rank: Unknown
Configured Clock Speed: Unknown
Minimum Voltage: Unknown
Maximum Voltage: Unknown
Configured Voltage: Unknown

Handle 0x0083, DMI type 17, 40 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x007A
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: Unknown
Data Width: Unknown
Size: No Module Installed
Form Factor: Unknown
Set: None
Locator: NO DIMM
Bank Locator: NO DIMM
Type: Unknown
Type Detail: Unknown
Speed: Unknown
Manufacturer: NO DIMM
Serial Number: NO DIMM
Asset Tag: NO DIMM
Part Number: NO DIMM
Rank: Unknown
Configured Clock Speed: Unknown
Minimum Voltage: Unknown
Maximum Voltage: Unknown
Configured Voltage: Unknown

Handle 0x0086, DMI type 17, 40 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x0084
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: 72 bits
Data Width: 72 bits
Size: 32 GB
Form Factor: DIMM
Set: None
Locator: P2_DIMMG1
Bank Locator: P2_Node1_Channel2_Dimm1
Type: DDR4
Type Detail: Synchronous
Speed: 2400 MT/s
Manufacturer: Samsung
Serial Number: 196F5CBE
Asset Tag: P2_DIMMG1_AssetTag (Date:17/22)
Part Number: M393A4K40BB1-CRC
Rank: 2
Configured Clock Speed: 2400 MT/s
Minimum Voltage: Unknown
Maximum Voltage: Unknown
Configured Voltage: Unknown

Handle 0x0088, DMI type 17, 40 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x0084
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: Unknown
Data Width: Unknown
Size: No Module Installed
Form Factor: Unknown
Set: None
Locator: NO DIMM
Bank Locator: NO DIMM
Type: Unknown
Type Detail: Unknown
Speed: Unknown
Manufacturer: NO DIMM
Serial Number: NO DIMM
Asset Tag: NO DIMM
Part Number: NO DIMM
Rank: Unknown
Configured Clock Speed: Unknown
Minimum Voltage: Unknown
Maximum Voltage: Unknown
Configured Voltage: Unknown

Handle 0x0089, DMI type 17, 40 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x0084
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: Unknown
Data Width: Unknown
Size: No Module Installed
Form Factor: Unknown
Set: None
Locator: NO DIMM
Bank Locator: NO DIMM
Type: Unknown
Type Detail: Unknown
Speed: Unknown
Manufacturer: NO DIMM
Serial Number: NO DIMM
Asset Tag: NO DIMM
Part Number: NO DIMM
Rank: Unknown
Configured Clock Speed: Unknown
Minimum Voltage: Unknown
Maximum Voltage: Unknown
Configured Voltage: Unknown

Handle 0x008A, DMI type 17, 40 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x0084
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: 72 bits
Data Width: 72 bits
Size: 32 GB
Form Factor: DIMM
Set: None
Locator: P2_DIMMH1
Bank Locator: P2_Node1_Channel3_Dimm1
Type: DDR4
Type Detail: Synchronous
Speed: 2400 MT/s
Manufacturer: Samsung
Serial Number: 196F5BEE
Asset Tag: P2_DIMMH1_AssetTag (Date:17/22)
Part Number: M393A4K40BB1-CRC
Rank: 2
Configured Clock Speed: 2400 MT/s
Minimum Voltage: Unknown
Maximum Voltage: Unknown
Configured Voltage: Unknown

Handle 0x008C, DMI type 17, 40 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x0084
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: Unknown
Data Width: Unknown
Size: No Module Installed
Form Factor: Unknown
Set: None
Locator: NO DIMM
Bank Locator: NO DIMM
Type: Unknown
Type Detail: Unknown
Speed: Unknown
Manufacturer: NO DIMM
Serial Number: NO DIMM
Asset Tag: NO DIMM
Part Number: NO DIMM
Rank: Unknown
Configured Clock Speed: Unknown
Minimum Voltage: Unknown
Maximum Voltage: Unknown
Configured Voltage: Unknown

Handle 0x008D, DMI type 17, 40 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x0084
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: Unknown
Data Width: Unknown
Size: No Module Installed
Form Factor: Unknown
Set: None
Locator: NO DIMM
Bank Locator: NO DIMM
Type: Unknown
Type Detail: Unknown
Speed: Unknown
Manufacturer: NO DIMM
Serial Number: NO DIMM
Asset Tag: NO DIMM
Part Number: NO DIMM
Rank: Unknown
Configured Clock Speed: Unknown
Minimum Voltage: Unknown
Maximum Voltage: Unknown
Configured Voltage: Unknown

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