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r320 memory upgrade

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Hi,

i'm planned to upgrade memory in my r320 server.

Now I have a 4x8GB RDIMM RAM Modules.

I want to add 2x16GB RDIMM modules to two free slots.

Modules with p/n 370-20147 are compatible?

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DELL-Robert Odongo
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RE: r320 memory upgrade

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Hello.

Modules with p/n 370-20147 are compatible?

Yes, I looked up and these memory modules are compatible with R320 server.

Now I have a 4x8GB RDIMM RAM Modules.

I want to add 2x16GB RDIMM modules to two free slots.

Under the current memory configuration and populating the 2x 16GB memory modules to the remaining 2 slots may trigger memory errors during POST, prompting you to press F1/F2 key to continue; because the memory configuration is not optimal. Refer to the diagrammatic illustration below:

For optimal memory configuration, the memory modules on Channel 1, Channel 2 and Channel 3 have to be identical. Therefore, you will have the following configuration:

A1 &A2 = 16GB and A4 & A5 = 8GB. Alternatively, you buy one 16GB memory module to add to Channel 3 hence A1, A2 &A3 = 16GB and A4, A5 &A6 = 8GB with total memory capacity of 72GB. For more information see pages 40 - 41 of the Users' Guide: http://topics-cdn.dell.com/pdf/poweredge-r320_Owner's%20Manual_en-us.pdf 

Robert Alakara

Dell EMC | Enterprise Services

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DELL-Robert Odongo
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RE: r320 memory upgrade

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Hello.

Modules with p/n 370-20147 are compatible?

Yes, I looked up and these memory modules are compatible with R320 server.

Now I have a 4x8GB RDIMM RAM Modules.

I want to add 2x16GB RDIMM modules to two free slots.

Under the current memory configuration and populating the 2x 16GB memory modules to the remaining 2 slots may trigger memory errors during POST, prompting you to press F1/F2 key to continue; because the memory configuration is not optimal. Refer to the diagrammatic illustration below:

For optimal memory configuration, the memory modules on Channel 1, Channel 2 and Channel 3 have to be identical. Therefore, you will have the following configuration:

A1 &A2 = 16GB and A4 & A5 = 8GB. Alternatively, you buy one 16GB memory module to add to Channel 3 hence A1, A2 &A3 = 16GB and A4, A5 &A6 = 8GB with total memory capacity of 72GB. For more information see pages 40 - 41 of the Users' Guide: http://topics-cdn.dell.com/pdf/poweredge-r320_Owner's%20Manual_en-us.pdf 

Robert Alakara

Dell EMC | Enterprise Services

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MrShNobble
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Robert,

thank you very much.

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