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Question regarding server memory: generic vs model specific


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#1 grosto

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 08:55 AM

I need to replace the memory in an old HP Proliant server (4GB PC3-16000, unbuffered, ECC, 1.35 V). I found some on NewEgg that should work, but they did not have sufficient stock. The next lowest cost memory is from NEMIX - they offer a pile of options from them, with each one designated as being for a specific model server.

For example, model RL43M610M610xR610T61 is specified as being for Dell PowerEdge M610 M610x R610 T610 Servers and model RL43R420M520R520T420 as being for Dell PowerEdge R420 M520 R520 T420 Servers.

My question is simply this: Is Is there any difference between these modules other than the label with the model number? Further, shouldn't I be able to use any of these modules, without issue, in the HP server? I find it hard to believe that the computer OEMs actually tweak the memory for each new model of server - that would be rather idiotic...



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Posted 19 August 2016 - 09:24 AM

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My question is simply this: Is Is there any difference between these modules other than the label with the model number? Further, shouldn't I be able to use any of these modules, without issue, in the HP server? I find it hard to believe that the computer OEMs actually tweak the memory for each new model of server - that would be rather idiotic...

 

You should post the exact Model and Generation of the HP Proliant you have.

 

Yes the memory for servers is usually very specific, some use registered memory and don't accept memory not "authorized" by the manufacture.

 

Careful also with the amount of memory you want to install, sometimes the max value accepted is for only a certain type for example using RDIMM's and not UDIMM's, its very important to check the documentation for the exact machine you have.


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