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HP DL360G4p Memory problem

Japie_1
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HP DL360G4p Memory problem

I've bought 6 x 2GB dimms.

Specs :
Kingston Dimm 2GB DDR2 PC2-3200 400Mhz ECC
(KVR400D2E3/2G)

But the DL360G4p won't boot with these sticks installed. amber/red lights.

I thought the specs met the requirements ?
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WFHC-WI
Honored Contributor

Re: HP DL360G4p Memory problem

Hi Japie,

Be sure to use HP-branded memory in your server. The first step in troubleshooting your issue is to remove all but two sticks and attempt to boot. Continue adding sticks in pairs until you can determine which is causing the problem.

Good luck!
Japie_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP DL360G4p Memory problem

I've tried 2 sticks (different ones too)

So it appears that either all sticks are bad or they're not compatible.

I'm wondering what the difference is between these Kingston sticks and "genuine" HP ones.
cnb
Honored Contributor

Re: HP DL360G4p Memory problem

cnb
Honored Contributor

Re: HP DL360G4p Memory problem

Japie,

BTW:

Buffered vs. Unbuffered for one.

hth,

Japie_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP DL360G4p Memory problem

I've seen several spec sheets about the DL360G4p, but none of them gave the exact memory requirements.

Neither does the one that your link is pointing to.

How do you know it has to be (un)buffered ?
cnb
Honored Contributor

Re: HP DL360G4p Memory problem

>I've seen several spec sheets about the >DL360G4p, but none of them gave the exact >memory requirements.

Hmmm....Which ones did you reference?

>How do you know it has to be (un)buffered ?


LMGTFY:

http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator_new/partsinfo.asp?root=us&LinkBack=&ktcpartno=KVR400D2E3/2G&id=4

Search Results for: KVR400D2E3/2G
Description: 2GB 400MHz DDR2 ECC CL3 DIMM
Detailed Specifications: Standard 256M X 72 ECC 400MHz 240-pin *Unbuffered* DIMM (DDR2, 1.8V, CL3)

HP's memory is registered:
From the link that was posted earlier:

Memory

NOTE: Memory configurations listed do not apply to "Factory Integrated Models".
HP ProLiant DL360 G4p Standard Models

Standard Memory
1 GB PC2-3200 DDR2 400 *Registered* SDRAM DIMM installed (2 x 512 MB SDRAM DIMM)

Following are memory options available from HP:

1 GB Advanced ECC PC2-3200 DDR2 SDRAM DIMM Memory Kit (2 x 512 MB)
343055-B21
2 GB Advanced ECC PC2-3200 DDR2 SDRAM DIMM Memory Kit (2 x 1 GB)
343056-B21
4 GB Advanced ECC PC2-3200 DDR2 SDRAM DIMM Single Rank Memory Kit (2 x 2 GB)
343057-B21
4 GB Advanced ECC PC2-3200 DDR2 SDRAM DIMM Dual Rank Memory Kit (2 x 2 GB)
375004-B21

Google "343056-B21 site:hp.com" reveals several links with specs:

HP 2GB *Registered* PC2-3200 2x1GB DDR2 Memory Kit (343056-B21)


But hey then again I know nothing. I take it you do know the differences.

>Neither does the one that your link is >pointing to.

Really? You might want to look again before making comments like that in here. May I suggest the Forum FAQ:
http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/helptips.do?#9


Cheers,

cnb
Japie_1
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Re: HP DL360G4p Memory problem

I wasn't bashing or questioning your knowledge. I've been a member of this forum for many many years (yes I know this is a new account) so I'm well aware of the rules thanks you.

I was simply stating that the link that you provided does not state that you need buffered memory, neither do most HP links that show the memory specs for this type of server.

It DOES say that it needs to be registered, but then again, I thought registered vs unregistered ECC was interchangeable, as long as all the sticks were the same.
I Guess I was wrong.

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Japie_1
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Re: HP DL360G4p Memory problem

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