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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.