[CentOS] dmidecode Output

Tue Jun 25 00:43:44 UTC 2013
Mark LaPierre <marklapier at aol.com>

Hey Y'all,

How much can I trust the output of dmidecode?

The manual that came with my MB says that my MB can support up to 2 Gb 
of DDR2 RAM.  dmidecode seems tell me that I can load up to 8 Gb on this MB.

As 4 Gb DDR2 sticks cost about $100 each I figured maybe I should ask, 
what's the chances that I can plug in two 4 Gb sticks in this machine 
and actually have it work?

[root at mushroom ~]# dmidecode | more
Memory Controller Information
	Error Detecting Method: 64-bit ECC
	Error Correcting Capabilities:
	Supported Interleave: One-way Interleave
	Current Interleave: One-way Interleave
	Maximum Memory Module Size: 4096 MB
	Maximum Total Memory Size: 8192 MB

    ^ ^  Mark LaPierre
Registered Linux user No #267004