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HP Proliant DL380 G3 RAM question.

Occasional Contributor

HP Proliant DL380 G3 RAM question.

I have recently acquired HP Proliant DL380 G3 system. however it did not come with any RAM. I have bought RAM that meets the requirements of the server but to no avail.

My question is, Is there specific RAM for the server or can I use any RAM that is PC2100 compatible?

The error that I'm receiving is the server does not even get to bios. I turn it on it goes for about 10 seconds and then it gives a long beep looking closely at the motherboard it shows the amber lights for all memory slots. When I first received the server it was having this problem. Since then I've bought a new motherboard but still receive the same problem. Everything else in the server itself shows green lights. I'm hoping that this is a simple fix of just using the wrong RAM.
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: HP Proliant DL380 G3 RAM question.


Exactly what memory have you tried using ?

The DL380 G3 should use PC2100 compatible memory, but it has to be ECC.

It also has to be installed in pairs of DIMMs.

Hope this helps,


Occasional Contributor

Re: HP Proliant DL380 G3 RAM question.

Hello Rob,

Thank you for your reply, it seemed to be very helpful. I did not know that they need to be installed in pairs. I also did not know about the ECC, though I'm sure read it somewhere.

so I went browsing on the web using the spare part number 300700-001 that is listed on the server lid.

And this are what I found
I hope they're correct.

Thank you for your help,