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Max memory for V880?

Discussion in 'Sun Hardware' started by Victor Midland, Sep 10, 2003.

  1. According to Sun's web site, the V880 has 64 DIMM slots and maxes out
    at 64 GB. However, several memory vendors, including Micron/Crucial,
    will sell 2 GB DIMMs *supposedly* compatible with the V880. This
    would allow for up to 128 GB of total memory in a fully populated
    V880. Does anyone have experience using 2 GB DIMMs in a V880? We
    need to buy a system which supports greater than 64 GB of memory, and
    I would prefer to not have to go into the 1280 chassis.

    Thanks in advance.

    Victor Midland, Sep 10, 2003
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  2. Victor Midland

    JimK Guest

    A technician in our office has populated all 16 slots in a V880, CPU/Memory
    board using Generic 2 GB DIMMS (32 GB). He ran a burn-in test for about 3
    days and never reported any errors. We've used that system for several weeks
    before having to reconfigure it for a different test.

    So, even though SUN states that only 1 GB DIMMS are to be used, for a
    maximum of 64 GB when configured with 8 processors, WE never had any
    problems with OUR system. That's not to say that we won't have any problems
    in the future, nor that someone else won't have any immediate problems with
    that configuration. Good luck

    JimK, Sep 11, 2003
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  3. Victor Midland

    Scott Howard Guest

    Sun has not certified any brand of 2Gb DIMMs on the V880, and as such they
    are not supported. If I recall correctly there were issues to do with the
    power requirements of 2Gb DIMMs which caused them to work unreliability
    in the 880's.

    Scott Howard, Sep 13, 2003
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