HPE Community read-only access December 15, 2018
This is a maintenance upgrade. You will be able to read articles and posts, but not post or reply.
Hours:
Dec 15, 4:00 am to 10:00 am UTC
Dec 14, 10:00 pm CST to Dec 15, 4:00 am CST
Dec 14, 8:00 pm PST to Dec 15, 2:00 am PST
BladeSystem - General
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Has anyone installed 32GB of memory in a BL20p G4?

 
SOLVED
Go to solution
Chris Yue
Occasional Contributor

Has anyone installed 32GB of memory in a BL20p G4?

I was wondering if anyone has installed 8x4GB of memory in a BL20p G4. The attached Quickspecs have some discrepancies in it.

In the At a Glance and Standard Features section it states that 32GB is supported. However in the Memory section, although there is a SKU for the 2x4GB kit, the maximum stated there is 16GB, and there is a note stating the server can only support 8 ranks of memory.

Are the 4GB modules dual-rank? Can this server actually support 8x4GB?

Any information would be appreaciated.
2 REPLIES
raadek
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: Has anyone installed 32GB of memory in a BL20p G4?

Hi Chris,

QuickSpec tends to be incoherent & contradict itself in few places.

I am using HP Sales Builder to validate configs & according to this tool you are fine to populate the BL20p G4 (I've checked [243564-B22] with E5345 ) with four 8GB kits ([397415-B21] HP 8GB FBD PC2-5300 2x4GB Kit).

And the comment says that 4GB modules are dual rank.

Rgds.

Don't panic! [THGTTG]
Terence Tsao
Frequent Advisor

Re: Has anyone installed 32GB of memory in a BL20p G4?


This server contains 8 DIMM slots. The server memory can be expanded by installing supported Registered DDR-2 FBDIMMs
Memory:
Type
PC2-5300 Fully Buffered DIMMs DDR2-667 (running at 533MHz on processors with 1066 MHz FSB)

Standard:
1024 MB or 2048 MB (Depending on model)

Maximum:
32 GB (8 x 4 GB)