I have recently purchased 12 Gb memory modules for my office W/S, a T3500. They are 6pcs of SNPDP143C/2GB (2GB 2Rx8 PC3-10600R-9-10-80). Modules installed in all available slots.
Problem is that the W/S doesn't pass POST. Screen is black and I have a beep error code (which I don't remember now!).
I have tested the memory modules in my home PC (GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD5 motherboard with X5650 xeon CPU and they works fine.
Bios version of T3500: A17.
CPU of T3500: W3530 xeon.
I don't know what to do.
Thank you in advance,
I do not know what the "R" was in your memory specifications, 10600R.
Dell validated 2GB sticks =
DDR3-1333 PC3-10600 667MHz, 166Mhz memory clock
R, means REGISTERED.
Maybe this is the problem.
Anyway, memory works in the GIGABYTE board. Strange!
That board was made for i7's! Not even zeon's. It works with registered memory and a Dell workstation doesn't?
Strange. Tomorrow I will try the X5650 in T3500 with the registered memory.
Registered Ram is Buffered and therefore does not work.
There are 2 kinds of ECC registered buffered and NON Registered Non Buffered.
24 GIGS Tri channel Ram is the max for the T3500 aka 6 X 4 gig module.