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PowerEdge 1800 - Ram PC2-5300 - possible

Hi Forum,

can i use PC2-5300 DDR2-RAM (4GB Modules) in a PowerEdge 1800 Server?

Bios is A07 (latest)

I will upgrade the memory up to 16 GB (4 x 4GB Modules)

The original memory is PC2-3200 DDR2-RAM.

br

Michael

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Re: PowerEdge 1800 - Ram PC2-5300 - possible

No, must be 3200.  Must also be Registered ECC memory.  The 4x4 configuration is right on though - it is the only way to populate 16GB on this machine.

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Re: PowerEdge 1800 - Ram PC2-5300 - possible

Hi,

thanks for this information.

actually is PC2-3200R 2Rx4 ECC reg. RAM built in the server.

where is the difference to PC2-5300P 2Rx4 ECC reg. RAM?

I know, 3200 means 800 MHz, 5300 means 667 MHz. Can the chipset handle it?

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Re: PowerEdge 1800 - Ram PC2-5300 - possible

I've never seen a 'P', but I would assume it means Fully Buffered memory, as it is compatible with systems like the PowerEdge 2970, 6950, and R805.  PC2-3200 = 400MHz (divide PC2 by 😎 - the chipset won't be able to handle the speed. You could try it, but even if it could - if 'P' means Fully Buffered - then it will stop you with an invalid memory message.
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Re: PowerEdge 1800 - Ram PC2-5300 - possible

PC2-3200 = 400MHz (divide PC2 by 😎

sorry, i mean 400 🙂

Tomorrow i get this RAM, and I will be test.....

thanks for your informations

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Re: PowerEdge 1800 - Ram PC2-5300 - possible

4 GB PC2-5300P
DDR2 ECC reg.

is working perfekt!

now i have 4 modules in the server -> 16 GB RAM

Thanks

br

Michael

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Re: PowerEdge 1800 - Ram PC2-5300 - possible

Hi.

I am new to the community, and have the same RAM as stated above although they are 2GB Modules not 4. However when I power on I get the 1-3-2 Error as if to say no Memory is installed. If I put the original Memory back in it works without error.

Is there anything I am missing?

Thanks in advance for your help.

 

 

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Note that they must be REGISTERED, ECC memory and the system cannot use slots 5 and 6 in many cases (when dual-rank memory is used).  What configurations are you trying and what is the model number/complete description of the memory you have?  Try just a single stick in slot one to see if it recognizes it.  I have unsuccessfully put PC2-5300R memory in this system, as it does not support it, so I am surprised that his worked.  Maybe he can provide some insight.

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Re: PowerEdge 1800 - Ram PC2-5300 - possible

Thanks for your response.

I have tried a single stick and my configuration was purely 2 x 2GB for now as I wanted to see if it worked.

The details of the Memory are KVR667D2N5K2, although this is Non-ECC so could be part of the problem. However I have also tried some Registered ECC memory (1GB sticks) and they didn't work either.

Thanks for your help.

 

 

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Re: PowerEdge 1800 - Ram PC2-5300 - possible

Yes, it will definitely need to be ECC.  What is the model number or specs of the 1GB Registered ECC dimm's you tried?

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