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Server Dell PowerEdge T430 stucks on "configuring memory"

Hello,

We have a following issue with server Dell T430

Bought a new server, installed hard drives and memory 4 x 8Gb Kingston KVR24E17S8/8 modules.

After power on, systems hangs with text "configuring memory"  and "System booting" on LCD and  does nothing.

The same thing is using only one memory module, unable to enter BIOS. Moving NVRAM jumper from 2-3 to 1-2 position also gives nothing.

Is there way to skip memory configuring? As we think, that the problem due to outdated BIOS.

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RE: Server Dell PowerEdge T430 stucks on "configuring memory"

Hello.

Bought a new server, installed hard drives and memory 4 x 8Gb Kingston KVR24E17S8/8 modules.

The memory module referred above is unbuffered module. T430 only supports registered memory modules and not buffered. This likely is the reason the server is stuck in configuring memory. Consider using registered memory modules like P/ YR8RK or P/N YDVKW with same capacity.

Robert Alakara

Dell EMC | Enterprise Services

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RE: Server Dell PowerEdge T430 stucks on "configuring memory"

KVR24R17S8/8 8GB 1Rx8 1G x 72-Bit PC4-2400 CL17 Registered

from memory manufacturer statement, this memory is RDIMM

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RE: Server Dell PowerEdge T430 stucks on "configuring memory"

You originally indicated that you had memory 4 x 8Gb Kingston KVR24E17S8/8 modules which are unbuffered. Otherwise, try to drain the system flea power by shutting down the server, disconnecting AC power cables and then press and hold the power button for about 15 seconds. Reboot the server and see whether it successfully POSTs.

The same thing is using only one memory module, unable to enter BIOS. Moving NVRAM jumper from 2-3 to 1-2 position also gives nothing.

To clear the NVRAM, power down the server, move the NVRAM_CLR jumper cables from 3-5 to 1-3 position and reboot. Wait about 5 minutes, power down the server and then move them back to the default position 3-5 and reboot. See page 220 of the Users' Guide for more information: http://topics-cdn.dell.com/pdf/poweredge-t430_Owner's%20Manual_en-us.pdf 

Robert Alakara

Dell EMC | Enterprise Services

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