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HP Proliant DL380 G6 Memory Upgrade

 
Thomas Genkinger
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HP Proliant DL380 G6 Memory Upgrade

Dear all, we have a ProLiant DL380 x2.2/E5520 G6 (491325-421). Now we bought a second Processor x2.2/E5520 DL380 G6 (492239-B21)and memory updates to get 20Gbyte of RAM (1 x Memory 8GB PC3-10600R 1333MHz Single RDIMM 500662-B21, 1 x Memory 4GB PC3-10600R 1333MHz Single RDIMM 500658-B21 and 1 x Memory 2GB PC3-10600R 1333MHz Single RDIMM 500656-B21). We set up the memory as adviced by the memory configuration tool (see attachment). Since then our server is not rebooting any longer. Even after investigating hours I did not find the solution for this. Hope anyone here can help to resolve my issue. Thanks a lot!
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Alex Geroulaitis
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Re: HP Proliant DL380 G6 Memory Upgrade

Have you tried taking RAM out until you only have 1 stick in each bank, to see if it boots "naked"?

If still doesn't - try taking the 2nd CPU out.

(I know it's a pain :()
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Thomas Genkinger
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Re: HP Proliant DL380 G6 Memory Upgrade

What do you exactly mean 1 stick in each bank? I tried taking out some RAM but it only starts up if I take the 2nd CPU out.
Kedd Guyton
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Re: HP Proliant DL380 G6 Memory Upgrade

Two options come to mind regarding the CPU's. It may be that the CPU stepping of the original CPU and the new CPU are different. Update the system BIOS, and that may take care of the issue.

Using the original CPU, find any memory configuration that works. Replace the original CPU with the new CPU, not changing the memory. Install the new CPU in the socket that you removed the original CPU, and leave the original CPU out for now. If it boots in this configuration, try installing the original CPU in the second slot. Again, this may be a stepping issue, and the first socket should have the lower stepping CPU.