ProLiant Servers (ML,DL,SL)
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

207 memory initialization


207 memory initialization

Resolved an issue where an Uncorrectable Memory Error is inaccurately reported in the Integrated Management Log (IML) when a DIMM fails to properly initialize during system boot. The inaccurate message states "207-Uncorrectable Memory Error detected by ROM-based memory validation (Memory Module X)" where X indicates an incorrect DIMM number. The IML will now report "207-Memory initialization error on Processor X DIMM Y. The operating system may not have access to all of the memory installed in the system." where X indicates the processor number and Y indicates the DIMM number for the DIMM that failed to initialize properly"


Sometimes the issue persists because of the Processor socket too.

Also sometimes due to unclean socket for the DIMMS.


  • Upgrade bios to Version: 2009.10.01
  • Minimum Config to check if the slot is faulty or the DIMM
  • Re-Sit the DIMM
  • Swap Memory Module around to check the same.
  • Replace DIMM if identified to be as a DIMM error else replace sysboard.

Regards, AVI
CSCB ISS L2 Engineer - EMEA
Global SCupport Delivery
Technology Services, Enterprise Group

Accept or Kudo

Community Manager

Re: 207 memory initialization


The Feedback and Suggestions discussion board is for inquiries or comments about the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Community. Product and solution information should be written to the board(s) appropriate to the product or solution. 

For what product or solution is this intended?

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Community Manager
Any personal opinions expressed are mine, and not official statements on behalf of Hewlett Packard Enterprise