Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium


Any performance increase by installing RAM in order by size.

Posted on 2011-10-11
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I will be adding two 4GB modules of memory to my HP Proliant ML350 server, currently the server has two 1GB modules and two 2GB modules.  The 1GB modules are in the first bank and the 2GB modules are in the second bank.  The server is running Windows Server 2008 64bit.

Would there be any benefit by adding the new 4GB modules to the first memory bank and moving the 1GB modules to the third bank?
Question by:GreyHippo

Expert Comment

ID: 36951372
LVL 56

Accepted Solution

Handy Holder earned 500 total points
ID: 36951502
Which generation ML350? How many ranks has your RAM got since that may limit the number of slots you can use.

In general there is a tiny performance gain with lots of small DIMMs Vs a few big ones (dual rank count as two smaller DIMMs in this) since you can read from one DIMM while pre-charging the other but it would be hard to measure except with a RAM benchmark test. A database benchmark for example would be unlikely to notice it. In your case you'd then have to guess where the most memory work is done and target the smaller ones there which is probably the lower area where the OS and drivers sit. Not worth even thinking about though.

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Understanding the various editions available is vital when you decide to purchase Windows Server 2012. You need to have a basic understanding of the features and limitations in each edition in order to make a well-informed decision that best suits …
A procedure for exporting installed hotfix details of remote computers using powershell
This tutorial will give a short introduction and overview of Backup Exec 2012 and how to navigate and perform basic functions. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, are global settings for the application such as conne…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …

564 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question