I have purchased 8GB x16 sticks for my Dell PowerEdge R710. I need some help with installation. I see theres 18dimms in the motherboard. not sure how to populate.The 16 sticks of 8gb each.
elec999 you can refer to the hardware manual for the R710 below:
Memory section starts on page 128 & the memory population chart is on pg.132
In a supported and optimal configuration you would use 12 of your 16 Dimms in optimizer mode
A1, A4 - B1, B4
A2, A5 - B2, B5
A3, A6 - B3, B6
If you purchase 2 more like DIMMS you can full populate the slots.
I just bought a dell R710 to be used as an opnsense server for the moment. I purchased this server because all my friends at Dell said this server is built like a tank.
To the point
I currently have in in slots a1 a2 and b1 b2 4gb the rest is empty
the seller also gave me 8X2gb same speed as the 4gb
Can i mix and match within 1 channel for example
A1 4gb A2 4gb B1 4gb B2 4gb
a4 2gb A5 2gb b4 2gb b5 2gb
a7 2gb a6 2gb B7 2gb b8 2gb
If not how/ where should i install the 2gb sticks
Thank you for all your response and help
Linked below are the owner's manual and the memory installation guidelines. Page 129 of the manual begins the section on memory.
• The memory configuration for each processor must be identical for optimal
• Memory modules of different sizes can be mixed (for example, 2 GB and
4 GB). All populated channels need not have identical configurations. The
mixed memory configurations must be of the size N+/-1.
You should find all the answers to memory questions in there, but let me know if you have a question you can't find an answer to.
Thank you for responding.
I did read this document before posting this message. I may be thick but definitely old but i do not fully understand what it is trying to say
If i read this correctly. I can put
in A 1 4 2 5 and in B 1 4 2 5 the 2 gb sticks
in A 3 6 and in B 3 6 the 4 gb sticks
Would this work?
Thank you for your prompt reply when i had them installed before in this sequence i was getting an error saying dim a4 a7 b4 and b7 where not configured properly.
I have reinstalled them again in this sequence and it worked ... go figure now i have 32 gb great thank you once again