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HP ProLiant DL360 G7 Server - Configuring Memory

Memory options

NOTE: Memory configurations listed do not apply to "Factory Integrated Models".

For detailed memory configuration rules and guidelines, please use the Online DDR3 Memory Configuration Tool:

Click here to access the "HPE Server Memory Configurator" .

Some Dual In-line Memory Module (DIMM) installation guidelines are summarized below:

  • For servers with eighteen (18) memory slots:

    • There are three (3) channels per processor; six (6) channels per server

    • There are three (3) DIMM slots for each memory channel; eighteen (18) total slots

    • Memory channel 1 consists of the three (3) DIMMs that are closest to the processor

    • Memory channel 3 consists of the three (3) DIMMs that are furthest from the processor

  • DIMM slots that are white should be populated first

  • Do not mix Unbuffered memory (UDIMMs) with Registered memory (RDIMMs)

  • Do not install DIMMs if the corresponding processor is not installed

  • If only one processor is installed in a 2 CPU system, only half of the DIMM slots are available

  • To maximize performance, balance the total memory capacity between all installed processors

  • It is not required, but it is recommended to load the channels similarly if possible

  • User can only have up to eight (8) ranks installed per channel

  • When using quad-rank DIMMs, only 2 DIMMs can be installed per channel. The combinations are as follows: 2 quad-rank DIMMs,1 quad-rank DIMM + 1 dual-rank DIMM or 1 quad-rank DIMM + 1 single-rank DIMM

  • User can only install two quad-rank DIMMs per channel

  • User can only install two UDIMMs per channel; if available, the third slot in the channel must remain empty

  • Populate DIMMs from heaviest load (quad-rank) to lightest load (single-rank) within a channel

  • Heaviest load (DIMM with most ranks) within a channel goes furthest from the chipset

  • For memory mirroring mode, channel 3 must be unpopulated. Channels 1 and 2 are populated identically

  • For lock-step mode, channel 3 must be unpopulated. DIMMs in channels 1 and 2 will be installed in pairs. The paired slots will be1,4; 2,5; 3;6 on a 3DPC system or 1,4; 2,5; on a 2DPC system

  • Low Voltage DIMMs can only be used with Intel Xeon processor 5600 series processors

  • If mixing DIMM voltage is a requirement, please note that the DIMMs will run at 1.5 V since all 1.35 V are capable of supporting1.5 V operations

DIMM slot/capacity/populated speed table
DIMM Type
Registered DIMMS (RDIMMs)
Unbuffered with Error Correcting Code (ECC)DIMMs (UDIMMs)
DIMM Rank
SingleRank(1R)
Dual Rank (2R)
Quad Rank (4R)
SingleRank(1R)
Dual Rank (2R)
DIMM Capacity
4GB
2GB
4GB
8GB
8GB
16GB
4GB
16GB
32GB
1GB
2GB
4GB
DIMM Native Speed(MHz)
1333
1333
1333
1066
1333
1333
1066
1066
1066
1333
1333
1333
Voltage
LV/Std
Std
Std
Std
LV/Std
LV
Std
Std
LV
Std
Std
LV/Std
SLOTS THAT CAN BE POPULATED
18 slot servers
18
18
18
18
18
18
12
12
12
12
12
12
MAXIMUM CAPACITY (GB)
72
36
72
144
144
288
48
192
384
12
24
48
POPULATED DIMM SPEED (MHz)
1 DIMM Per Channel
1333
1333
1333
1066
1333
1333
1066
1066
1066
1333
1333
1333
2 DIMM Per Channel
1333*
1333
1333
1066
1333*
1066/1333*
800
800
800
1333
1333
1333*
3 DIMM Per Channel
800
800
800
800
800
800**
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
  • *2DPC: LV runs at 1066, Std voltage runs at 1333

  • **3DPC: LV/Std voltage runs at 800

NOTE:
  • Mixing DIMM speeds is allowed, but the system processor speed rules always override the DIMM capabilities

  • If user do mix DIMM speeds, the memory bus will default to the minimum clock rate of all DIMMs in the system - even if the slowerDIMM is on the other processor

  • If user install 1x 1066 MHz DIMM in channel 1 and 1x 1333 MHz DIMM in channel 2, user still run at 1066 MHz

  • If user install 1x 1066 MHz DIMM in channel 1 and 5x 1333 MHz DIMMs with 1 DIMM Per Channel (DPC) in each of the other channels,user run at 1066 MHz

  • If user install 3DPC in one channel (if applicable) and 1DPC in all other channels, user run at 800 MHz

  • References to the above MHz speeds are for the various speeds of DDR3 DIMMs; 1333 refers to DDR3-1333, etc.

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DIMM slot and configuration diagrams

Basic memory slot & population diagram

  • Population order; start with "A" first, "B" second, "C" third, etc.

18 DIMM SLOTS (9 per CPU node)
CPU1
CPU2
slot #
population order
slot #
population order
Channel 1
1
G
1
G
Channel 1
2
D
2
D
3
A
3
A
Channel 2
4
H
4
H
Channel 2
5
E
5
E
6
B
6
B
Channel 3
7
I
7
I
Channel 3
8
F
8
F
9
C
9
C

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Standard memory configuration (1 CPU model)

  • 6GB, consisting of three (3) 2GB dual-rank PC3-10600 RDIMMs

CPU1
CPU2
slot #
population order
slot #
population order
Channel 1
1
G; empty
1
G; empty
Channel 1
2
D; empty
2
D; empty
3
A; 2GB DIMM
3
A; empty
Channel 2
4
H; empty
4
H; empty
Channel 2
5
E; empty
5
E; empty
6
B; 2GB DIMM
6
B; empty
Channel 3
7
I; empty
7
I; empty
Channel 3
8
F; empty
8
F; empty
9
C; 2GB DIMM
9
C; empty

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Standard memory plus optional memory (1 CPU model)

  • 54GB, consisting of three (3) 2GB RDIMMs plus six (6) 8GB RDIMMs

    • 3x 2GB dual-rank PC3-10600 RDIMMs

    • 6x 8GB dual-rank PC3-8500 RDIMMs

CPU1
CPU2
slot #
population order
slot #
population order
Channel 1
1
G; 8GB DIMM
1
G; empty
Channel 1
2
D; 8GB DIMM
2
D; empty
3
A; 2GB DIMM
3
A; empty
Channel 2
4
H; 8GB DIMM
4
H; empty
Channel 2
5
E; 8GB DIMM
5
E; empty
6
B; 2GB DIMM
6
B; empty
Channel 3
7
I; 8GB DIMM
7
I; empty
Channel 3
8
F; 8GB DIMM
8
F; empty
9
C; 2GB DIMM
9
C; empty

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Standard memory replaced with optional memory (1 CPU model)

RDIMM maximum configuration

  • 72GB, consisting of nine (9) 8GB dual-rank PC3-8500 RDIMMs

CPU1
CPU2
slot #
population order
slot #
population order
Channel 1
1
G; 8GB DIMM
1
G; empty
Channel 1
2
D; 8GB DIMM
2
D; empty
3
A; 8GB DIMM
3
A; empty
Channel 2
4
H; 8GB DIMM
4
H; empty
Channel 2
5
E; 8GB DIMM
5
E; empty
6
B; 8GB DIMM
6
B; empty
Channel 3
7
I; 8GB DIMM
7
I; empty
Channel 3
8
F; 8GB DIMM
8
F; empty

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UDIMM maximum configuration (1 CPU model)

  • 12GB, consisting of six (6) 2GB dual-rank PC3-10600 UDIMMs

CPU1
CPU2
slot #
population order
slot #
population order
Channel 1
1
G; empty
1
G; empty
Channel 1
2
D; 2GB DIMM
2
D; empty
3
A; 2GB DIMM
3
A; empty
Channel 2
4
H; empty
4
H; empty
Channel 2
5
E; 2GB DIMM
5
E; empty
6
B; 2GB DIMM
6
B; empty
Channel 3
7
I; empty
7
I; empty
Channel 3
8
F; 2GB DIMM
8
F; empty
9
C; 2GB DIMM
9
C; empty

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Standard memory replaced with optional memory (2 CPU model)

RDIMM maximum configuration

  • 384GB, consisting of twelve (12) 32GB quad-rank PC3L-8500 RDIMMs

CPU1
CPU2
slot #
population order
slot #
population order
Channel 1
1
G; empty
1
G; empty
Channel 1
2
D; 32GB DIMM
2
D; 32GB DIMM
3
A; 32GB DIMM
3
A; 32GB DIMM
Channel 2
4
H; empty
4
H; empty
Channel 2
5
E; 32GB DIMM
5
E; 32GB DIMM
6
B; 32GB DIMM
6
B; 32GB DIMM
Channel 3
7
I; empty
7
I; empty
Channel 3
8
F; 32GB DIMM
8
F; 32GB DIMM
9
C; 32GB DIMM
9
C; 32GB DIMM

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UDIMM maximum configuration (2 CPU model)

24GB, consisting of twelve (12) 2GB dual-rank PC3-10600 UDIMMs

CPU1
CPU2
slot #
population order
slot #
population order
Channel 1
1
G; empty
1
G; empty
Channel 1
2
D; 2GB DIMM
2
D; 2GB DIMM
3
A; 2GB DIMM
3
A; 2GB DIMM
Channel 2
4
H; empty
4
H; empty
Channel 2
5
E; 2GB DIMM
5
E; 2GB DIMM
6
B; 2GB DIMM
6
B; 2GB DIMM
Channel 3
7
I; empty
7
I; empty
Channel 3
8
F; 2GB DIMM
8
F; 2GB DIMM
9
C; 2GB DIMM
9
C; 2GB DIMM
NOTE: Capacity references are rounded to the common Gigabyte values.
  • 1GB = 1024MB

  • 2GB = 2048MB

  • 4GB = 4096MB

  • 8GB = 8192MB

  • 16GB = 16384MB

  • 32GB = 32768MB

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