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I am wanting to upgrade the memory in my poweredge T710, it currently has 16Gb in so I ...
17th October 2011, 10:00 AM #1
Dell Poweredge T710 memory config
I am wanting to upgrade the memory in my poweredge T710, it currently has 16Gb in so I bought a pair of 4Gb ram and intended to put them in pairs to bring it up to 24Gb. Problem is its configured to use the Advanced ECC mode (from the factory) and I can't get it to use the full 24Gb (it recognises it but doesn't use it).
I have the config which is a little confusing but I am wondering if you can only put them in 4's in the sockets to use Advanced ECC. Judging by what it says I have to use slots 2/5/8 and 3/6/9. The manual is from the Dell website but I am a little confused as slots 1/2/3 are white ones. I am pairing them up with each bank of ram A1/B1.
Has anyone got one of these servers that can shed some light on this for me please. I got a warning the last time I booted up telling me the banks weren't paired but they are now as I removed the new ram and am just running it with 16Gb again.
17th October 2011, 10:21 AM #2
Which type of DDR3 DIMMs did you buy? Registered ECC or Unbuffered ECC? Are they single, dual or quad ranked?
17th October 2011, 10:56 AM #3
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Dual Ranked registered. I found a bit of the internet which says
Note that only two Quad Rank DIMMs may be installed per channel. This is due to thelimitation of only having 8 total ranks per channel.
But its just Dual Ranked...
18th October 2011, 02:25 AM #4
Thanks to Arthur from:
Simcfc73 (18th October 2011)
18th October 2011, 09:40 AM #5
Managed to get it to work, I think i must have chnaged it to mirrored mode when I was trying to get it to work yesterday. As I can only use 2x2 Quad rank dimms I put them in 2 and 5 then stuck the new pair in 6 and it booted up ok. So I am only able to use 2 of the white sockets as they are quad ranks... the new memory has to go into the normal slots.
At least I know now.. my other T710 looks like its just configured with normal ram not the Quad ranked stuff so upgrading that will be easier.
Thanks for the help.
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