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Dell PowerEdge T410 RAM upgrade


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#1 Karzahni

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 07:45 PM

I've got an old PowerEdge T410 and I want to put ESXi on it and use it for experimenting and mucking around. It's currently got 16 GB DDR3 but I have some spare sticks I want to put in. What I've read says this should work, but I want to check a few things first.

 

First of all, can I use any generic non-ECC RAM? The manual suggests I cannot, except for one line which says "Mixing of ECC and non-ECC UDIMMs will force the system to function in non-ECC mode." which suggests it does indeed allow non-ECC.

 

Can I use different combinations of sticks on each CPU to reach the same value? For example 8+2+2 on one CPU and 4+4+4 on the other? I assume no way, but the manual doesn't say I can't.

If any of this does work, should I do it? Would there be any major negatives with any of these configurations?

 

The RAM it currently has: 4x 10600R 4GB

 

DDR3 I have lying around:

1x 10600R 8GB

3x 12800U 4GB

2x 8500U 2GB

 

CPUs are 2 Xeon E5620

 

I understand there's probably a difference between what is "supported" and what will actually POST.


Edited by Karzahni, 12 May 2018 - 07:46 PM.

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 01:58 PM

I assume you have dual CPU system. CPU supports triple channel memory but have 8 DIMM slots. It's probably best to fill two channels with same amount of memory. So I would put following config:

 

CPU 1:

 

CH1: 1x 10600R 8GB

CH2: 2x 10600R 4GB

 

CPU 2:

 

CH1: 2x 10600R 4GB

CH2: 2x 12800U 4GB

 

That makes 32GB total. If that works, it seems best option if you don't mind losing ECC.

 

If you want ECC, then:

 

CPU 1:

 

CH1: 1x 10600R 8GB

CH2: 1x 10600R 4GB

 

CPU 2:

 

CH1: 3x 10600R 4GB

 

And that makes 24GB.



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Posted 14 May 2018 - 05:23 AM

Thanks, I'll probably go with the second config, 24GB is heaps for what I'll be doing. I'm a little unsure about if I want to use the 12800U sticks at all. They came out of thin clients. I've looked them up and apparently they are actually reasonable, but I tried them in my OptiPlex and it wouldn't POST.


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