Solved

Server memory config

Posted on 2016-10-17
4
60 Views
Last Modified: 2016-10-17
I have an old Intel S5520HC board with 2x Xeon E5520.

This system will be installed for Exchange 2016. I have 10x 8GB memory modules, if I install all the modules I have a total of 80GB RAM running at 800MHz, the board supports 1066MHz.
Is it better to run the RAM at 1066MHz or would it not make a difference for Exchange?
0
Comment
Question by:DJMohr
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:ste5an
ID: 41846256
Check the RAM. When it is reported to run using 800MHz, this means this is the SPD setting (on-RAM module). Further this means running it at 1066MHz is overclocking it. Doing this in a server is normally not a good idea.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:DJMohr
ID: 41846258
The RAM is 1066MHz, but because of the configuration the system has downgraded to 800MHz.

The question is more if I should leave it with 80GB RAM running at 800MHz or maybe 64GB running at 1066MHz.

Which would Exchange benefit from more?
0
 
LVL 33

Accepted Solution

by:
ste5an earned 500 total points
ID: 41846264
Check whether your memory is supported.

One possibility is, that the BIOS is using 800MHz as default, when it cannot read the SPD, if your memory contains one.
So check the BIOS options for memory speed settings.

Caveat: This means you should run a complete memory test, when you can change the speed to 1066MHz.

p.s. the amount of RAM should be not the cause. So use the 80GB.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:DJMohr
ID: 41846365
Thanks, will run the system with 80GB
0

Featured Post

Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

Question has a verified solution.

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

More and more people are using the enhanced small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) tranceivers, and speed is of utmost importance. Testing of speeds are critical to ensure that the devices will meet the speed requirements. There are some testing challen…
Data center, now-a-days, is referred as the home of all the advanced technologies. In-fact, most of the businesses are now establishing their entire organizational structure around the IT capabilities.
Although Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) has been credited as the creator of "Binomial Distribution Table", Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) did his dissertation on the subject in 1666; Leibniz you may recall is the co-inventor of "Calculus" and beat Isaac…
The Email Laundry PDF encryption service allows companies to send confidential encrypted  emails to anybody. The PDF document can also contain attachments that are embedded in the encrypted PDF. The password is randomly generated by The Email Laundr…

773 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