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Old 02-21-2014, 04:14 AM   #1
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finding what type of memory a server is using


I want to upgrade an old server and I want to buy some compatible memory.

How can I find what type of memory (product code) is installed in the server?



Output of lshw:

Code:
*-memory
          description: System Memory
          physical id: 35
          slot: System board or motherboard
          size: 1GiB
        *-bank:0
             description: DIMM DDR2 Synchronous 667 MHz (1.5 ns)
             product: 0x393930353332312D3030322E4130324C4600
             vendor: Kingston
             physical id: 0
             serial: 0xA5067AF5
             slot: DIMM_A1
             size: 1GiB
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 667MHz (1.5ns)
Could this be KTT667D2/2G - http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/se...id=KTT667D2/2G

Thank you
 
Old 02-21-2014, 04:40 AM   #2
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Open the server, take the memory out and read the label on it You might get lucky and have the whole manufacturer and part number on it

Now I'm old and foregetful but I do seem to remember that there were different form factors available for DDR2 memory, in terms of the number of pins, key placement, etc.

Alternatively you could look up the documentation on the motherboard / server and see if you can get the right part number from there.
 
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Open the server, take the memory out and read the label on it You might get lucky and have the whole manufacturer and part number on it

Now I'm old and foregetful but I do seem to remember that there were different form factors available for DDR2 memory, in terms of the number of pins, key placement, etc.

Alternatively you could look up the documentation on the motherboard / server and see if you can get the right part number from there.
The server is in a rack in a datacenter. It's complicated to go there. This would be my last solution.

I only have ssh access to the server. No documentation, only commands. I have to find everything from commands ..
 
Old 02-21-2014, 05:30 AM   #4
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Now I'm old and foregetful but I do seem to remember that there were different form factors available for DDR2 memory, in terms of the number of pins, key placement, etc.
You mean that if I buy for example KTT667D2/2G it count not fit on the motherboard socket?

Or we talk only about compatibility or certification like "intel verified" and so on ... http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/va...certifications
 
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If you know the manufacturer and model of server you may be able to find it through some of the Kingston memory websites, I'm just mentioning things to be aware of.

Just make sure whoever you buy from will give you a refund if you return it unopened.
 
  


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