Supported memory config Dell R710

I have 6 (16GB) memory modules and 3 dell server R710 that I would like to use. I would like to  spread these 6 sticks to 2 sticks each to each server. Is there a supported memory configuration that would allow me to do this. I also have 8GB sticks each to fill the rest of the slots.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It may be optimal to balance memory channels but they certainly do not need to be balanced. Unbalanced configurations perform well on commercial applications even though they score less on the STREAM benchmark. See the performance reports from Fujitsu where they deliberately mis-balance the RAM and still get good results under SPECint even though memory bandwidth is poorer than you would like.

Balanced across CPUs does matter but with 2 big sticks per server that is achievable whether you have one CPU or two in them.
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Just make sure the sticks are in the primary slot for the two channels they go in to one per CPU side.

As a rule we fill the primary slot for all channels with same make/model of RAM. There are some timing and bandwidth issues by placing different size sticks but they are not critical as mentioned above.

For a lab environment or production? 32GB to 64GB per server isn't going to get very far nowadays.

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>32GB to 64GB per server isn't going to get very far nowadays.

Why is that? 20 years ago you could build a whole SBS system in 4GB of RAM, Four servers maxed out at 4GB each was enough to run a 100 employee  company. How come you need more IT resources nowadays?
David Johnson, CDRetiredCommented:
1 X CPU or 2X CPU  
The Nehalem CPU want's 3  * X GB chips try DC0 D00 D00 CPU1 CPU2 00D 00D 0CD
Dual CPU then you have enough for 1 R710 and need 6 more for each other 710

Andy's answer 2nd link is right on.
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
@andyalder That was 20 years ago. :)

One physical host with 64GB of RAM can run:
 1: DC VM 4GB vRAM
 2: Exchange VM 16Gb vRAM
 3: Remote Desktop Broker/Gateway/Web 4GB vRAM
 4: Remote Desktop Session host 8GB vRAM
 5: LoB VM 8GB vRAM

That leaves some for the host and for future expansion.
techdriveAuthor Commented:
Thank you all. I found that using the same manufacturer for some odd reason worked along with a problem with one of the servers motherboard.
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