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Overwrite Locked Bits in a Memory Controller

sarkar__saptarshi
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Hi Everyone,

     I am in dire need of overwriting a locked register named DIMM Memory Technology register (link ).

     My objective is to disable a rank selectively. 

       http://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/datasheets/xeon-e5-1600-2600-vol-2-datas...

       Page No 427.

       The field positions are marked as RW-LB. Indicating that one can bypass them provided lock bypass

       bits are enabled. I am very sure that the BIOS does write to those fields because I can observe the

       values being changed each time I change my memory configuration by a difeerent DIMM layout.

       My problem is that nowehere  have I found a way to do so. Even the manual just mentions it but

       does not describe it.

       One post having the same question has been unanswered for a long time. If its confidential,

        I would welcome if any one would let me know that or otherwise any help will be deeply appreciated

Saptarshi

 

 

  

 

 

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Bernard
Black Belt
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Such a information could be classified under NDA and provided only for kernel/BIOS developers.

Patrick_F_Intel1
Employee
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Hello Saptarshi,

I don't know of any way to override the bits if they are locked. Usually if someone needs to do this sort of thing, they have to get BIOS folks to create a special BIOS that doesn't lock the bits or maybe they add a BIOS boot setup screen which allows you to change the settings at boot time.

Getting a special bios is a very difficult thing to do and requires a lot of justification.
Pat

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