poweredge 2650 tec specs

Christian christian.waymouth at actelearning.com
Thu Oct 2 03:42:01 CDT 2003


thank you for all this information


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "jason andrade" <jason at rtfmconsult.com>
To: "Christian" <christian.waymouth at actelearning.com>
Cc: <linux-poweredge at dell.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2003 1:13 AM
Subject: Re: poweredge 2650 tec specs


> On Wed, 1 Oct 2003, Christian wrote:
>
> > Hello,
> >
> > Can anyone tell me the specifications of the PE2650 memory? I gather it
has 3 slots that will take a max of 4gb RAM in each, taking it to a physical
maximum of 12gb.
> >
>
> the 2650 has 6 slots for DDR dimms.  it was originally specified
> to have 6 * 1G dimms for 6G of memory but with the release of
> the 2G dimms can now take 12G of ram.  i don't think you have
> to install memory in pairs to make up a bank (can someone correct
> me here?) but you may get better performance through interleaving
> if you do.  it is identified as having 3 banks (e.g 2 slots
> per bank) of memory.
>
> you can also configure memory with 'sparebank' for extra redundancy.
> i understand that this should allow you to survive some memory failures
> transparently to the OS - but i haven't used this myself and don't know
> how well it works in practice.
>
> > What type of memory does it take? or which type is best?
>
> 200Mhz ECC DDR dimms.  i don't think there's a 'best' type - you just
> have to get memory that will work in it.   if you have a newer 2650
> you may need to purchase 266Mhz dimms to deal with the 533Mhz FSB but
> i don't know if this is mandatory.  it may be needed to get the best
> speed out of the system but it probably allows the memory bus and the
> system bus to run at independant speeds.
>
> > And also, is there a way in linux I can probe the slots for what is
currently installed in there, without having to take it down and apart?
>
> cat /proc/pci
>
> alternately you can install Open Manager Server Administrator which
> is will give you a lot of other useful information as well as telling
> you what is in which PCI slot.
>
> regards,
>
> -jason
>
>




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