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Will this ram work in this server?

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July 7, 2014 6:48:49 PM

Hello, I ordered a server (has no ram), so I was looking into this. Is this the right type of ram for this server?

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a b } Memory
July 7, 2014 6:50:50 PM

You need to check the server specifications. Not just look at an ad.
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a b } Memory
July 7, 2014 6:54:06 PM

http://www.crucial.com/

Try using the Crucial Advisor tool on the above site. If that server is in their database, it will tell you everything you need to know.
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July 7, 2014 6:55:21 PM

It should work. I recommend Dell branded RAM if you can find it, though.


Dell PowerEdge 1855 Server Memory. The Dell PowerEdge 1855 Server takes the PC2-3200 Registered ECC DDR2 SDRAM DIMMs. Supports Dual Channel DDR. Memory Type, and comes installed with 512 MB (removable) of Memory. You can upgrade your Dell PowerEdge 1855 Server to up to a maximum memory capacity of 16.0 GB Memory, the system has 6 sockets (3 banks of 2) to install Memory, already with 512 MB (removable) standard memory installed. For best PowerEdge 1855 Server performance use the maximum amount of allowed Memory per slot for your Server.
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July 7, 2014 7:00:50 PM

I did read everywhere, looked up the manuals for it and everything, I didn't see it on an ad, I specifically searched "ddr2 pc3200 240 pin" on ebay. The only thing that semi-scared me is that the ram says "PC2-3200R", what's the "R" for?
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July 7, 2014 7:02:40 PM

Also, the manual says PC2-3200, however crucial says PC2-5300?
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a b } Memory
July 7, 2014 7:05:30 PM

sackcreator54 said:
Also, the manual says PC2-3200, however crucial says PC2-5300?


It will only run at 3200, even if it's faster. I don't know why they would recommend faster ram (except to make more money).
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July 7, 2014 7:07:04 PM

Alec Mowat said:
sackcreator54 said:
Also, the manual says PC2-3200, however crucial says PC2-5300?


It will only run at 3200, even if it's faster. I don't know why they would recommend faster ram (except to make more money).


http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-memory-for/Del...

On another note, what does the "R" stand for in PC2-3200R?
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a b } Memory
July 7, 2014 7:08:42 PM

U = unbuffered This is the type most computers use.
R = registered or fully buffered This type is most typically found in servers.
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