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PC2700 RAM on a ML310

Manuel Peschke
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PC2700 RAM on a ML310


two unused Kinston 512MB PC2700 REG RAMs are lying on my desk.
So, can I install these RAMs in my ProLiant ML310?
Unfortunately in the manual stands, that the ML310 supports only PC2100 RAMs.

Thanks for help,
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: PC2700 RAM on a ML310

You can try that won't hurt, try only one module or two
Manuel Peschke
New Member

Re: PC2700 RAM on a ML310

Okay, I'll try!

Thanks for the fast reply,
Occasional Advisor

Re: PC2700 RAM on a ML310

PC2700 DIMMs are faster than PC2100, so they can be used.

Make sure that you only install matched pairs of DIMMs, in the correct sockets.
- usually slots 1&3 and 2&4

For background information on the Intel Dual Channel Memory Architecture, please see these documents:

Intel Dual Channel DDR Memory Architecture White Paper

Dual Channel DDR400 memory can balance the performance of the Intel Pentium 4 processor with 800MHz front side bus.

Personal Experience

In June 2005 I received a ProLiant ML110 G2 with a single factory-fitted 256MB DIMM. I installed a matched pair of PC3200/DDR400 DIMMs - in the correct sockets - and measured the following memory performance improvement:

ProLiant ML110 G2 ( Model 382050 / Pentium 4, 3.2GHz )
Single DIMM 2947 MBytes / sec
Dual DIMMs 4664 MBytes / sec
( SiSoft SANDRA benchmark )

The Intel and Kingston documents suggest that this results in a 10-25% improvement in overall system performance.

Install those DIMMS in the correct sockets !