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jmwills

I know this memory work in the N40/54L's.

 

G-Skill DDR3 1333 RAM

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LoneWolf

I ordered 16GB of Kingston ECC unbuffered myself, two of 8GB part KVR13E9/8I .

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239116

 

I couldn't find used unbuffered 8GB models for a lot less, and I've had slightly better long-term reliability with Kingston over Crucial (plus Kingston's RMA policy is among the easiest I've ever worked with).  I'll end up selling the 8GB of G.Skill with my N54L once I've built my Gen8.

 

 

 

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mrbroons

Just received my Crucial RAM, straight in no problems. Now that the unit is on longer than 2 mins with me sitting next to it I can appreciate it is very loud. I have heard about AHCI? settings on the B120i, I'll start fiddling about to see how to fix it.

 

I've downloaded the custom ESXi 5.5 image from HP for the unit but I can't seem to get it to find the .iso on a USB stick that I put in and even with a normal 5.5 .iso it found it but then what? It just doesn't seem to let me go to the next step of provisioning, am I missing something obvious?

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schoondoggy

Just received my Crucial RAM, straight in no problems. Now that the unit is on longer than 2 mins with me sitting next to it I can appreciate it is very loud. I have heard about AHCI? settings on the B120i, I'll start fiddling about to see how to fix it.

 

I've downloaded the custom ESXi 5.5 image from HP for the unit but I can't seem to get it to find the .iso on a USB stick that I put in and even with a normal 5.5 .iso it found it but then what? It just doesn't seem to let me go to the next step of provisioning, am I missing something obvious?

Make sure you are not putting it in a USB 3 port.

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ikon

^^ What he said. USB3 is not yet 'baked in' to most installers, so USB3 ports can't be used properly until drivers are loaded.

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Darkk

 

I picked up a couple of Crucial 8GB Single DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL11 Unbuffered ECC UDIMM 240-Pin Server Memory CT102472BA160B from Amazon and it works fine.  

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006YG8ZNI/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

However, I've noticed the ram is running at 1333Mhz instead of the 1600Mhz that the RAM is rated at.  I went into the BIOS and changed from Auto to 1333Mhz just to see what happens.  Still says 1333Mhz.  Anywhere else I should look in the BIOS to change this?  Auto limits it at that speed no matter what.

 

Your screenshot shows that it's running at full speed.

 

Any ideas?

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schoondoggy

 

I picked up a couple of Crucial 8GB Single DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL11 Unbuffered ECC UDIMM 240-Pin Server Memory CT102472BA160B from Amazon and it works fine.  

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006YG8ZNI/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

However, I've noticed the ram is running at 1333Mhz instead of the 1600Mhz that the RAM is rated at.  I went into the BIOS and changed from Auto to 1333Mhz just to see what happens.  Still says 1333Mhz.  Anywhere else I should look in the BIOS to change this?  Auto limits it at that speed no matter what.

 

Your screenshot shows that it's running at full speed.

 

Any ideas?

 

Mine does the same. I am just guessing here, but I have a E3-1220L CPU and specs show the memory at 1066/1333. I have to wonder if it is controlled solely by the CPU:

http://ark.intel.com/products/53401/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E3-1220L-3M-Cache-2_20-GHz

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Darkk

It's possible.  Also I've read somewhere that some features are disabled if we don't use HP's SmartMemory RAM sticks.  Couldn't imagine speed would be decreased because of it.  

 

Besides, in the real word going from 1333 to 1600 isn't going to make a big bit of a difference. I rather trade stability over speed.  My desktop PC is the same way.  I tried bumping the speed up to 1600 even tho the hardware is capable of supporting it I had stability issues. I even tried adjusting the voltages.

 

My desktop PC is due for an upgrade anyway.  My Athlon quad core 955 Phenom II system is still running great but transcoding videos takes forever so looking into the i7 processor line and transfer the videos to Plex on the MicroServer.  That's discussion for another thread.

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vjsimon625

Hello Guys, 

 

New owner of one Gen8 machine and as you might expect i have some questions :

First of all let's start with the memory upgrade.

Currently i have only one stick of 2 GB RAM the one that comes with the box .Because i work in a DC where a lot of HP servers are being decommissioned i said that maybe i have a chance to put some extra memory to the Gen 8 .

I tried first with adding an additional 8 Gb and the Gen8 boots with no problem, the bios shows 10 GB but not the Synology OS.

You can see here the ILO report : https://imageshack.com/i/napj7nj -can it run with this RAM configuration ?why doesn't it boot only with the 8 GB stick ?

Also in BIOS:https://imageshack.com/i/n6l7p0j

Any tips and tricks here for me ?What is interesting is that if i only leave the 8 Gb stick it goes into that continuous loop at 90 % and it does not boot at all.

Also i have tried with 2 X8 Gb RAM -https://imageshack.com/i/nbz5y9j -the same behavior it does not boot.

 

Thank you 

Dragos

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schoondoggy

The Samsung module in your last link is registered memory and it will not work in a MicroServer Gen 8.

You need unbuffered ECC memory.

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