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HP proliant ram upgrade question

I have HP proliant ml350 g6 (E5620@2.4ghZ) I only have 4 gb of ram. I am thinking to add more ram but the price from hp is too expensive. I am wondering if I can get it from other source. The ram currently installed is HP branded but it was actually made by samsung, so I am kind of sure this can be done, but not sure where I can get the alternative ones and what spec it requires. Please advice.
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okamon
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okamon
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FdpxAP-GJLCommented:
Hi,

You can get 3rd party memory.
Note - it will affect your server waranty, as it's not covered.
I use Kingston ram rather then OEM as it is significantly cheaper.

http://www.kingston.com/en/

There are others, but I've used kingston for a while now, and I've never had problems with it.

Regards

Gordon
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okamonAuthor Commented:
thanks, what spec of ram do you recommand for my server?
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FdpxAP-GJLCommented:
Check the site for exactly what you need They do ram for the Prolian ML350.

http://www.kingston.com/en/memory/search?DeviceType=8&Mfr=HEW&Line=ProLiant&Model=55047

Not knowing what you need, you might want to look at say the 12gb kit of DR 1333 MHz ram.

Check the existing ram is it 1333 or 1066 MHz ram? If you are not sure you could dump the existing and replace it with new

Regards

Gordon
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okamonAuthor Commented:
thanks. I was looking at the 2 categpries. one is the "System-Specific Memory" and the other one is "ValueRAM Memory". I see the price is a big difference. Do you think I can use the  "ValueRAM Memory" for my server? will that make any big difference?

I also see it on Crucial.com, and it's a bit cheaper than kingston. have you ever tested their ram?

http://www.crucial.com/upgrade/HP+-+Compaq-memory/ProLiant/ProLiant+ML350+G6-upgrades.html
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FdpxAP-GJLCommented:
Personally, no, I stick to what I know - Kingston.

You need to check on the RAM for the server is probably ECC, value RAM tends not to be ECC

ECC - error check

If the Server is important the extra cash on the system specific ram is worth it.

Regards

Gordon
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andyalderSaggar makers bottom knockerCommented:
You will have to run a diagnostic report to find out whether you currently have RDIMMs or UDIMMs since you cannot mix the two, apart from that you can use Crucial or any other 3rd party.
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CallandorCommented:
You can use CPU-Z (http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html) to identify your RAM specs.  Crucial guarantees their memory, just like Kingston.  Most servers require ECC RAM, so there's no way around that.
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