[Linux-PowerEdge] R610 Memory configurations
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?
On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 7:00 AM, <Priyantha_Bleeker at dell.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Kind Regards/Met vriendelijke groet,
> Priyantha Bleeker
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> Onderwerp: [Linux-PowerEdge] R610 Memory configurations
> 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.
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