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DL 180 G5 with more than 16 GB RAM?

 
DMmunich2012
Occasional Contributor

DL 180 G5 with more than 16 GB RAM?

If I try to put more than 16 GB RAM (e.g. 18 GB) the Server does not start without any message.

You can hear only the noise of the fans.

Does anyone got more than 16 GB RAM on DL 180 G5?

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PGTRI
Honored Contributor

Re: DL 180 G5 with more than 16 GB RAM?

hi,

 

The quickspeck of the server says:

 

Maximum Memory

Up to 24GB memory is available with the optional installation of PC2-5300 Fully Buffered DIMM memory kits.

 

What's your memory configuration and what kind of dimms are installed?

 

Thanks

 

regards,

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DMmunich2012
Occasional Contributor

Re: DL 180 G5 with more than 16 GB RAM?

Hi,

 

I've tried a lot of configurations and different memory modules.

All modules are "PC2-5300 Fully Buffered DIMM".

 

configuration 1 (16 GB works )

2 x  4GB  Dual Rank + 2 x  2GB  Dual Rank + 2 x  2GB  Dual Rank

configuration 2 (16 GB works )

2 x  4GB  Dual Rank + 2 x  4GB  Dual Rank 

 

configuration 3 (24 GB does not work )

2 x  4GB  Dual Rank + 2 x  4GB  Dual Rank + 2 x  4GB  Dual Rank

configuration 4 (20 GB does not work )

2 x  4GB  Dual Rank + 2 x  4GB  Dual Rank + 1 x  4GB  Single Rank

configuration 5 (20 GB does not work )

2 x  4GB  Dual Rank + 2 x  4GB  Dual Rank + 2 x  2GB  Single Rank

configuration 6 (20 GB does not work )

2 x  4GB  Dual Rank + 2 x  4GB  Dual Rank + 2 x  2GB  Dual Rank

configuration 7 (18 GB does not work )

2 x  4GB  Dual Rank + 2 x  4GB  Dual Rank + 1 x  2GB  Single Rank

 

The quickspeck of the server says:

"NOTE: Dual Rank DIMMs are supported in slots 1 to 4."

 

But this seems to be no difference in my case.

 

 

PGTRI
Honored Contributor

Re: DL 180 G5 with more than 16 GB RAM?

hi,

 

So..., i think that only the first 2 slots support dual rank dimms. Can You pls try that.

 

I know that quickspec says "Dual Rank DIMMs are supported in slots 1 to 4", but pls try only with 2 dual rank dimms.

 

Thanks

 

regards,

 

 

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DMmunich2012
Occasional Contributor

Re: DL 180 G5 with more than 16 GB RAM?

Hi,

 

thank you for this information.

 

I have to wasted a lot of money without any positive result.

It's not possible for me to buy more memory and to try it out.


In configuration 1 (server works - see above) there are 6 Dual Rank modules.

 

In this quickspeck there is no 4 GB Single Rank modul listed:

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12903_div/12903_div.html#Memory

 

Why do you think that there are only 2 Dual Rank modules are supported?

 

PGTRI
Honored Contributor

Re: DL 180 G5 with more than 16 GB RAM?

hi,

 

I checked the quicklog again and there is another NOTE, which says:

 

"NOTE: Dual Rank DIMMs are only supported in slots 1 and 2. See the memory population matrix in the Memory section of this QuickSpecs."

 

It's a little bit confusing. I'm also not sure, what is correct, but probably, if you want to install  more than 16GB, only the first two slots can be populated with dual rank dimms.

 

Thanks,

 

regards,

 

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DMmunich2012
Occasional Contributor

Re: DL 180 G5 with more than 16 GB RAM?

Hi,

you are right.
There are different information in quickspec.
I am wondering why it's not possible for HP to make a correct quickspec.
BTW that is the third revision of quickspec. In revision 1 max memory was 32GB,
in revision 2 it was 16 GB.
Maybe I should wait for revision 4 ;-)

If there is anybody out there who runs a DL 180 G5 with more than 16 GB RAM
PLEASE tell me what kind of memory you are using.