The maximum amount of memory the Precision T5600 can support depends on the processor configuration. The T5600 supports up to two processors and each processor supports 4 dedicated DIMM slots. On systems with a single processor, up to 64 GB of memory is supported with the 4 DIMM slots available. On systems with dual processors, up to 128 GB of memory is supported with all 8 DIMM slots available.
The following chart provides supported memory population configurations. For a two-processor configuration, the processors will be labeled CPU 0 and CPU 1, respectively.
The version of Windows installed on the T5600 will also affect the amount of memory the operating system can recognize. 32-bit versions of Windows will only recognize a maximum of 4 GB of memory, and there are further limitations with some 64-bit versions of Windows. Check the memory limits for the different versions of Windows before attempting to upgrade the system memory.
When memory modules of different speeds are installed, all DIMMs will operate at the speed of the slowest installed DIMM. For example, if the system includes a mixed configuration of 1333MHZ and 1600MHZ memory modules, the overall system memory access speed will be 1333MHZ.
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