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12 Gig of Ram computer will not boot

Outlaw_1
Occasional Visitor

12 Gig of Ram computer will not boot

I am trying to install 12 gig of ram on a Proliant DL380 G4 with no success. I have 6 2GB DDR2 Pc2-3200P-333-12-J1. I can install 4 of the sticks of ram and the system can work correctly. I install the last 2 sticks of ram and the computer will not boot at all. Any suggestions?
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Sung Oh
Respected Contributor

Re: 12 Gig of Ram computer will not boot

Hello,

here is memory spec for Proliant DL380 G4.

Memory
One of the following depending on model Type PC2-3200R 400MHz DDR2
Standard (base models) 1024 MB
Standard (High Performance models) 2048 MB
Maximum 12 GB

The type is "PC-3200R 400MHZ DDR2"

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12028_div/12028_div.html

I hope this helps,

Sung
Igor Karasik
Honored Contributor

Re: 12 Gig of Ram computer will not boot

Hi,
Do you have last server BIOS installed ?
Old server BIOS doesn't support dual-rank DIMMs.

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/23955.html
Outlaw_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: 12 Gig of Ram computer will not boot

It has the newest Bios the computer is only a week old and I checked on the HP website. I have 6 sticks of RAM and they are all exactly the same. I can use 4 sticks to equal 8 gig of RAM but when I try to install the last two sticks the computer will not boot. A red light on the front of the cover turns on and the computer just starts beeping.
David Claypool
Honored Contributor

Re: 12 Gig of Ram computer will not boot

What is the part number of the memory kits you are using?
Outlaw_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: 12 Gig of Ram computer will not boot

It seems like other people are having this issue and there seems to be no solution, here it another tread about it. Thanks for everyoneâ s help I really appreciate the suggestions.

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=883997