Solved

Correct RAM memory configuration for S5500BC board?

Posted on 2013-10-30
4
2,497 Views
Last Modified: 2013-10-31
Currently 8GB RAM memory are installed on the board as follows:

DIMM_A1 ... 4GB ... KVR1333D3E9S/4G
DIMM_A2
DIMM_B1 ... 4GB ... KVR1333D3E9S/4G
DIMM_B2

DIMM_C1
DIMM_C2
DIMM_D1
DIMM_D2

Only one CPU is installed on the board, an Intel E5620.

I would like to upgrade to 16GB.

Do I just purchase 2 more RAM modules of the same model no. as currently installed and place them in A2 and B2?
0
Comment
Question by:cgruber
4 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
JeanPoL earned 500 total points
ID: 39611170
Hi ,

This motherboard has 4 channel memory support which is seen clearly. ( A,B,C,D)

If u buy additional CPU put them on C1 / D1 . If not you can put them on A2 / B2.

Note that adding CPU with make your RAM throughput flow from 4 channels which has some performance benefit.
0
 

Author Comment

by:cgruber
ID: 39611175
No, I don't want to buy another CPU.
0
 
LVL 42

Expert Comment

by:Amit
ID: 39611343
Is this a branded server? If yes call the vendor and ask them what is best. However, i will put them in other free slot A2/B2.
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 39613940
from your manual - page 14 :  http://download.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/s5500bc/sb/e52448002_s5500bc_user_guide_rev_2_0.pdf

 Installing and Removing Memory
The silkscreen on the board for the DIMMs displays DIMM_A1, DIMM_A2, DIMM_B1,
and DIMM_B2, DIMM_D1, DIMM_D2, DIMM_E1, DIMM_E2 starting from the inside
of the board. DIMM_A1 is the socket in blue closest to the processor 1 socket. For two
slots per channel configurations, the server board requires DDR3 DIMMs within a
channel to be populated starting with the DIMM farthest from the processor. The DIMM
farthest from the processor per channel is blue on the board.
0

Featured Post

Is Your AD Toolbox Looking More Like a Toybox?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Disabling the Directory Sync Service Account in Office 365 will stop directory synchronization from working.
This process describes the steps required to Import and Export data from and to .pst files using Exchange 2010. We can use these steps to export data from a user to a .pst file, import data back to the same or a different user, or even import data t…
In this video we show how to create a User Mailbox in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Recipients >> Mailb…
In this video we show how to create an email address policy in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.:  First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Mail Flow…

831 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