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HP Proliant ML310e wont start properly and make continuous beeps

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Sampenl97
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HP Proliant ML310e wont start properly and make continuous beeps

Hi!

My brother recently bought a ML310e for a steal that was described in the listing as working, but as you can tell, it isn't. As soon as you start up the Server it comes to the initialization screen, the fans goes to full throttle and then back down, the screen shows ''Early Processor Initializaton'' and a progress of 10%. Then the screen goes black and then it reappears, but now the progress is at 20% and it's come to the point of ''Memory and QPI link Initialization start''. That's when the server emits this loud constant beeping for 3-4 seconds until it quiets and the screen goes black again.

The screen then reappears to show the progress at 30% but it's still at Memory and QPI Link Initialization. Just after a couple of seconds the server will start to beep again, but this time the beeps are about 2 secs long and comes just after another. And the server will stay like this for an eternity.   

Down in the right corner it shows STATUS CODE : 0186, is this of any help?
I would really appreciate any help i can get

/Samuel

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PGTRI
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Re: HP Proliant ML310e wont start properly and make continuous beeps

hi,

It looks like a memory issue. Check the memory population order.

 Are you using hpe dimms?

thanks

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Sampenl97
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Re: HP Proliant ML310e wont start properly and make continuous beeps

Thanks for the lightning fast response! I'll check the dimms as soon as i get home from work, (I'm writing this during my lunch break). I know for a fact that there was a hp sticker on one side of the dimms, but i think i didnt see hpe anywhere. 

Edwin Eppel
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Re: HP Proliant ML310e wont start properly and make continuous beeps

Click on the "Support" link at the top, then click "HPE Servers Storage and Networking" and enter the model name along with the generation number (Proliant ML310e Gx). The support page will link to manuals (Maintenance and Service Guide) which will show the proper installation of the DIIMMs.

Sampenl97
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Re: HP Proliant ML310e wont start properly and make continuous beeps

Hi again, i do know about the memory population and the DIMM's was in correct placement. Though they look pretty similar, 1 of 'em was made in Puerto Rico and the other one in Singapore. Both cards shows the same replacement number.

I'll upload some pictures for you to see.

PGTRI
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Re: HP Proliant ML310e wont start properly and make continuous beeps

hi,

You can try to boot the server oly with one dimm. What is the server generation? It seems to be a Gen8. 

Your dimms are made for G6 and G7 servers.

thanks

 

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Sampenl97
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Re: HP Proliant ML310e wont start properly and make continuous beeps

I'm sorry! I forgot to mention that yes i have tried to boot it with one DIMM but it remained the same, and yes it's indeed a Gen 8. Is the minimum requirement for RAM 4gb? And do you know a good place to get UDIMMS for this type of server?

Thanks for the help so far!    :)

PGTRI
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Re: HP Proliant ML310e wont start properly and make continuous beeps

hi,

The minimum is 2GB acc. docs. The other things is that the server supports only UDIMMS and you have 2 RDIMMS installed at the moment. Please check the quickspecs of the server for supported memory.

thanks

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Sampenl97
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Re: HP Proliant ML310e wont start properly and make continuous beeps

Hello again, i found some quickspecs for our model and i will bring a photo of it aswell as a photo on some UDIMMS i found via ebay. Will the UDIMMS shown on Ebay suffice you think?

PGTRI
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Re: HP Proliant ML310e wont start properly and make continuous beeps

hi,

Please provide the CPU modell and i'll give you the supported dimms acc. the quickpecs of the server.

One very important point: All that here is just an assumption. I don't want that you buy something that will not solve the problem. It looks like a dimm issue, but it can be also something else. So please keep that in mind.

thanks

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Sampenl97
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Re: HP Proliant ML310e wont start properly and make continuous beeps

Hi again! 

Sorry for the late reply, i haven't had the time lately. The thing is my brother is in the interest of upgrading his memory atleast. 

I found the quikspecs along with a photo of the id-sticker on top of the tower.

I'll upload 3 pics

I really appreciate the help so far, I'm kinda new at this. I have 1 question though! Am I restricted to using a specific type of DIMM altogether?



 

parnassus
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Re: HP Proliant ML310e wont start properly and make continuous beeps

Check the HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 (v1, not the v2) QuickSpecs document you already downloaded exactly at page 32, 33 and 34: there you will be able to find all RAM SKU part numbers supported by it.

Notice how the Intel i3 CPU based versions (i3-3240 and i3-3220) support DDR3 RAM bandwidths of 1066, 1333 and 1600 MHz and you can install a grand total of 32 GB since it supports up to four 8 GB Unbuffered DIMMs (CAS-11 or CAS-9 Low Voltage).

Hope this help you (and your brother!).

Sampenl97
Occasional Advisor

Re: HP Proliant ML310e wont start properly and make continuous beeps

Finally, yet again i'm sorry for the late reply. My brother finally got his hands on some new RAM yesterday and it's working now, after the replacement of the DIMMS the server would go through all initialization processes and iLO 4 whithout any errors whatsoever. Thank you all so much for you'r help!

rvelardeg
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Re: HP Proliant ML310e wont start properly and make continuous beeps

I solve it cleaning the RAM conections with my hand.