64GB RAM in HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9

By: JohnStutsman

 

Figure 1 – Preparing to install new 64GB of RAM

 

I upgrade the stock 8GB to 64GB of RAM in the HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 using 4 DIMMs (“Sticks”) of Kingston KVR21E15D8/16.

 

Figure 2 – Kingston KVR21E15D8/16

 

Figure 3 – 64GB RAM about to be installed in HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9

 

 

Figure 4 – HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 – System Board Components & Memory “Type” requirement from “QuickSpecs” – DIMMs removal & installation instructions from “Maintenance & Service Guide” (see links in References below)

 

Figure 5 – HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 – Memory & DDR4 memory population guidelines from “QuickSpecs” (see links in References below)

 

I upgraded to 64GB of RAM in my HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 using Kingston KVR21E15D8/16 from Newegg. The KVR21E15D8/16 was suggested by Schoondoggy on the forum thread RAM for ML30 Gen9.

 

Video 1 – 64GB RAM in HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9.

 

Figure 6 – View of the four new DIMMs installed for 64GB of RAM. Time to replace the air baffle, tower bezel, and side panel then hook up the ML30 Gen9 and see if it works!

 

 

Figure 7 – IT WORKS! Screen during first post showing 64GB RAM – for the first time!  Thank you Schoondoggy!!

 

Figure 8 – System Summary Information showing 64GB RAM installed

 

Figure 9 – System Information with Installed Physical Memory (64GB RAM) Highlighted

 

Figure 10 – Task Manager showing 64GB of DDR4.

 

Figure 11 – iLO4 System Information – Memory Information showing four 16GB DIMMs installed.  Status is “Good, In Use”.

 

Figure 12 – Temperatures appear well within range while system fan speed was a consistent 6% – BIOS set to Optimal Cooling (Note that the two 40mm fans in the Icy Dock ToughArmor MB994SP-4SB-1 were also running).

 

Figure 13 – HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 running with 64GB RAM and using 30.1 Watts. Everything seems to be working well – time to think about adding more drives and turn on Hyper-V!!

 

As-Built (I named my Computer: Serenity)

  • HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 (Product No. 830893)
  • Xeon E3-1240v5 (SkyLake LGA 1151)
  • 64GB ECC RAM – Kingston KVR21E15D8/16
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro
  • B140i Dynamic Smart Array: Ports 1-4: (4*3.5” Drive Tray Caddies for Main Drive-Cage Assembly Bays 1-4)
  • B140i Dynamic Smart Array: Ports 5-6: Icy Dock MB994SP-4SB-1 in Top 5.25” half-height Bay; with/ 2*18” SATA III (6 Gb/s) cables attached to Bays 1 & 2 (Bays 3 & 4 are available for future); Molex to Molex & Fan Y-Connector Cable; Samsung 840 Pro 256GB in Bay 1;

 

Please join us in the HomeServerShow Forums to discuss this and tell us what you are building at home.

 

Reference:

RAM for ML30 Gen9 http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/14807-ram-for-ml30-gen9/

ValueRAM Decoder https://www.kingston.com/us/memory/valueram/valueram_decoder

ValueRAM KVR21E15D8/16 Specs Sheet http://www.kingston.com/dataSheets/KVR21E15D8_16.pdf

Check HSS Forum Post: Other HSS ML30 Blog Postings: http://homeservershow.com/tag/ML30

HomeServerShow Forum for ML10’s & ML30’s http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/forum/98-ml10-and-ml10v2/

HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 Server Maintenance & Service Guide http://h20628.www2.hp.com/km-ext/kmcsdirect/emr_na-c04905980-1.pdf

HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 Server QuickSpecs http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04834998&doctype=quickspecs&doclang=EN_US&searchquery=&cc=us&lc=en

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