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[NAS Synology DS1513+] RAM and boot issue

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April 29, 2014 7:56:03 AM

Recently I've upgraded my XPS14 with 8GB 1600Mhz RAM and I got the old 4GB 1333Mhz and decided to put it in my Synology NAS DS1513+.

The system would be like that:

Slot #1: Factory 2GB RAM
Slot #2: My 4GB 1333Mhz RAM

Here comes the issue, after putting the new RAM, I tried to turn on the NAS and it didn't work, the blue power light keeps blinking and nothing happens!

I was using Intel Rapid Start + Intel Rapid Storage in my XPS14 with this RAM, does it matter?

Thanks!
a b G Storage
April 29, 2014 8:14:13 AM

3GB Max RAM limit on some Synology NAS's. However this unit seems has a max of 4GB of RAM.
http://www.synology.com/en-global/products/overview/DS1...
You can either get a 2GB stick, or remove the current 2GB stick and put in the 4GB stick. (that RAM slot is harder to access)
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April 29, 2014 8:24:20 AM

Snipergod87 said:
3GB Max RAM limit on some Synology NAS's. However this unit seems has a max of 4GB of RAM.
http://www.synology.com/en-global/products/overview/DS1...
You can either get a 2GB stick, or remove the current 2GB stick and put in the 4GB stick. (that RAM slot is harder to access)


I know this, but the NAS shouldn't automatically cap the RAM? I mean use 100% of the slot #1 and 50% (2GB) of the slot #2?

If that's not possible I'll just use the 2GB Factory that doesn't even goes 50% load, I was trying to use this 4GB just because it's here with no utility. :) 
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a b G Storage
April 29, 2014 8:36:35 AM

The motherboard probably wont recognize more than 4GB and cause it not to function. Whether or not this is a limitation set by Synology, or the motherboard's chipset limit I do not know. But remember these are dual core Atoms, and rather basic motherboards.

My DS1812+ Will only take 3GB of RAM, so I have a 1GB and a 2GB stick installed, which is a model year older but uses the same Processor (Atom D2700), but I am guessing a different motherboard.
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April 29, 2014 8:45:49 AM

Thanks, I'll remove the 4GB RAM and only use the 2GB Factory, if I find another 2GB RAM slot in any drawer I put it there! The RAM works @ 1066Mhz or 1333Mhz?
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a b G Storage
April 29, 2014 8:52:30 AM

It will downclock to 1066Mhz. Synology's can be fussy with RAM modules.
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April 29, 2014 9:06:33 AM

Snipergod87 said:
It will downclock to 1066Mhz. Synology's can be fussy with RAM modules.


Ok, thanks! And if I remove the 2GB factory and only use my 4GB, maybe it can work?


Update: Just tested, doesn't work! :( 

I'll go with factory 2GB then...
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a b G Storage
April 29, 2014 9:14:24 AM

JCChristian said:
Snipergod87 said:
It will downclock to 1066Mhz. Synology's can be fussy with RAM modules.


Ok, thanks! And if I remove the 2GB factory and only use my 4GB, maybe it can work?


No guarantee's it will work, The website says 2x2GB, I do not know if a 1x4GB would work. As I said before Synology units (more specifically the motherboards) seems to be a bit particular about the RAM installed, if it doesn't work it could be either the module is incompatible or the motherboard doesn't support 1x4GB.
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April 29, 2014 9:44:53 AM

Snipergod87 said:
JCChristian said:
Snipergod87 said:
It will downclock to 1066Mhz. Synology's can be fussy with RAM modules.


Ok, thanks! And if I remove the 2GB factory and only use my 4GB, maybe it can work?


No guarantee's it will work, The website says 2x2GB, I do not know if a 1x4GB would work. As I said before Synology units (more specifically the motherboards) seems to be a bit particular about the RAM installed, if it doesn't work it could be either the module is incompatible or the motherboard doesn't support 1x4GB.


Using 2GB factory again, it's a little hard to access the inner RAM, but my fingers are thin and I didn't have to remove all the mobo. I just moved it a little and could plug in the RAM again.

Anyway, thanks for everything!
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