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.