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Best practice for unbalanced memory on BL460c G6

Laurent Roux
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Best practice for unbalanced memory on BL460c G6

I bought some BL460c G6 with 6GB memory (3x2GB modules) and 2 CPU (Intel Xeon X5550)
How can I plug memory modules for best results ? all on 1 CPU ? or spread on the 2 CPU ?
I'm running Windows 2003 Standard, so only 4 GB used...
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Jean-Denis CLOSSET
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Re: Best practice for unbalanced memory on BL460c G6

i would recommend to install 2 DIMMS using channel 1 and 2 on the first CPU and one DIMM using channel 1 on the second CPU. That is what i already did on many servers. the first configuration (all dimms on first cpu will also work but the rule to follow is
"To maximize performance in multi-processor configurations, distribute the total memory capacity between all processors as evenly as possible"