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10-26-2011 10:01 PM - edited 10-26-2011 10:05 PM
I recently purchased 2 Elite 8200 i7's.. lucky me.
The first is SFF, the second is a CMT. SFF as a desktop, CMT and a home ESX box.
This is my plan.
I will remove the current RAM from the CMT and put it into my SFF brining it up to 8GB.
Then, I will buy 16GB for the CMT..
1) What is the lowest CAS latency RAM I can buy for this machine? (240 pin DDR3 PC3-10600 1333MHz)
Secondly, when the 8GB sticks are priced reasonably, I will fully populate the CMT, moving the 16GB to the SFF.
Given that both boxes can use the same type of RAM..
2) What is the maximum RAM the CMT can take, I have seen 32GB and 16GB quoted in different places.
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Re: RAM upgrade questions for Elite 8200 i7 Desktop SFF & CMT
06-01-2012 08:37 AM
today bought the 2 extra modules.
32 GB is working well!
See this printscreen:
10-26-2011 10:46 PM
A link to the specs of all three form factors;
The above link gives you plenty of info about the Elite 8200 series but it doesn't spec the latency of RAM modules. I would match the latency of the existing modules or get somethingwith a little less latency. Remember that you want all matching memory for use in these dual-channel systems. 16GB is the listed max. for both the SFF and the CMT.
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10-27-2011 06:29 AM
Thanks, but I have already read everything on these desktops.
I did manage to find the CAS timing on the Samsung website;
CL9 CAS Latency
Found the following text here; http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13879_div/13879_div.HTML
- 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB DDR3 DRAM technologies are supported. Using 4 GB device technologies, the largest memory capacity possible is 32 GB, assuming dual channel mode with four x 8 GB dual ranked unbuffered DIMM memory configuration.
I have also found reference to 32GB maximum RAM here;
I understand the HP web site should be taken verbatim, but there is some confusion as can be seen.
10-28-2011 06:35 AM
What RAM did you buy?
I just bought 16GB RipJaws X (4 x4 GB) F3-10666CL9D for the CMT and it would only boot when I installed 3 of the sticks. When I put in the 4th stick the machine would not boot. This is frustrating!
The CMT came with 2x 2GB sticks - these look different than the sticks in the SFF but they work fine together in the SFF which now has 8GB.
I will replace the RipJaws with some cheaper RAM (same specs) to see if that works.
10-28-2011 07:12 AM
Just went to Crucial website.. they have the 8200 CMT listed.
This is what i told me;
DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 PC3-12800
Memory Type: DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 PC3-12800, DDR3 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 32GB
Each memory slot can hold DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 PC3-12800 with a maximum of 8GB per slot.*
*Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.
I need a drink.
10-28-2011 07:31 AM - edited 10-30-2011 08:37 AM
I don't know why but you can't use PC10666. It has to be 10600.
This is the memory I used: Works great.
Like you posted above...If 8 GB memory ever comes down in price I may buy a stick just to see what happens.
They make it, but I ain't paying that price!
I'm surprised Crucial sells it for less than NewEgg. Nomally it is the other way around.
10-30-2011 12:41 AM
Thanks for that link, I will check it out.
The RipJaw RAM was 10600 / 10666 so it should have worked.. anyway it has bee returned now.
No way I am going to experiment with 8GB sticks at the mo., the prices are crazy.
10-31-2011 08:21 PM
If anyone may be interested... bought the following RAM which works in the CMT;
4x GSkill F3-10600 CL9D-8GBNT
For a total of 16GB.
ESXi 5 has installed however the onboard Intel 82579LM NIC is not found.
There is a discussion going on here regarding that;
Unable to determine if the CMT can take 32GB as yet.
05-30-2012 01:32 PM
Anbody who knows what the max memory for the HP 8200 SFF (16 GB or 32GB).
I want to use my hp 8200 SFF for vmware vSphere. I hope i can use 32 GB.