HP ProLiant N40L RAM upgrade (ping Jaimie Vandenbergh)

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by JoeJoe, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. JoeJoe

    JoeJoe Guest

    In an earlier thread you mentioned that despite the advice given by HP
    and several memory manufacturers (e.g. Crucial, Kingston), the above
    will also take non-ECC memory.

    Looking to add more memory to mine I came across several comments online
    when users complained that this was not the case for them (modules
    worked with the N36L, but not the N40L)...

    Could you please recommend a brand/link to a non-ECC 4GB module that you
    can verify that works?

    Thanks in advance.
    JoeJoe, Feb 16, 2013
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  2. I've been in at least two discussions where it has been mentioned as
    working, and I'm pretty certain someone even confirmed that mixed ECC
    and non-ECC RAM sticks would work. I was rather boggled.

    Personally, I've stuck with ECC RAM - it's bad enough keeping
    2,199,023,255,552 bytes correct on each of four HDDs*, without risking
    them going bad in RAM as well!

    According to http://n40l.wikia.com/wiki/Memory , "It will accept up to
    2x8GB (16GB total) of any 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1333 (PC3 10600) RAM". Go
    for Crucial, they'll take it back under warranty if it doesn't work.

    Cheers - Jaimie

    * for which I use the ZFS filesystem in RAIDZ1 parity mode which both
    checks for corruption and fixes it.
    Jaimie Vandenbergh, Feb 16, 2013
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  3. JoeJoe

    JoeJoe Guest

    Thanks for the speedy reply!

    I am a great fan of Crucial - their customer service is second to none.
    However I was hoping to pay less than ~£50 for 8GB... Never mind.
    JoeJoe, Feb 17, 2013
  4. Eep. That wikia link has a whole bunch of other "known good" sticks if
    you want to look around, though.

    Cheers - Jaimie (mind you, my first two *meg* of PC RAM were
    £50 each... in 1991!)
    Jaimie Vandenbergh, Feb 17, 2013
  5. JoeJoe

    Daniel James Guest

    I'm sure I paid rather more than that for 64k in about 1981 ... 32
    4116s IIRC.

    I second the recommendation for Crucial, BTW. My N36L is running with 2
    Crucial 2GB DIMMs, and my N40L is running with the 2GB supplied by HP
    and 2GB more from Crucial -- All ECC, I haven't tried (and wouldn't
    try) using non-parity RAM.

    Daniel James, Feb 17, 2013
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