[Linux-PowerEdge] R610 Memory configurations

Hank heskin at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 13:49:25 CST 2012


Thanks for your reply.

I am not looking to upgrade memory at this point, but I will if I have to.

But I'd still like to know what the risk/harm is by running an
unsupported/unbalanced memory configuration?


-Hank


On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 7:00 AM,  <Priyantha_Bleeker at dell.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> The R610 has a triple-channel memory architecture.
> So this means for the most optimal configuration you should use the following:
> 6x2GB for example so you have 12GB RAM for 2 CPU's
> Or 3x4GB for 12GB for 1 CPU.
>
> If you need more ram you can either replace those memory modules or re-use them but use the biggest memory modules in the first banks.
>
> So if you have for example currently 8x1GB modules, and wants to upgrade to 18GB you can do the following:
> Buy 6 modules of 2GB and place 6 old 1GB modules back, the left 1GB modules leave them out of the server for a balanced configuration.
>
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> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: linux-poweredge-bounces-Lists Namens Hank
> Verzonden: vrijdag 9 november 2012 0:55
> Aan: linux-poweredge-Lists
> Onderwerp: [Linux-PowerEdge] R610 Memory configurations
>
> Hello,
>
>    I have an R610 with the following DIMMS:
>  8 x 1GB
>  4 x 2GB
>
> 16GB total.  The  BIOS setting is configured for "Optimized" memory mode.
>
> Is there any possible DIMM configuration that won't generate an "unsupported" error message upon boot up?
>
> And if not, what is the harm/trouble with running an unsupported configuration?
>
> This is what I ended up with for now:
>
>         DIMM_A1         1024
>         DIMM_A2         1024
>         DIMM_A3         1024
>
>         DIMM_A4         2048
>         DIMM_A5         2048
>         DIMM_A6         2048
>
>         DIMM_B1         1024
>         DIMM_B2         1024
>         DIMM_B3         1024
>
>         DIMM_B4         2048
>         DIMM_B5         1024
>         DIMM_B6         1024
>
>  I only get a mis-matched error on B4-B5-B6 and that both CPUs should have the same amount of memory, but the system seems to be running ESXi 5 normally.
>
> Thanks.
>
>
> -Hank
>
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