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fitting new ram in Dual Xeon HT Core Quad (4)x 3.6GHz New HD545


jacobjohn7
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i've got 2 more gb of ram(2x1) for this machine.. Dual Xeon HT Core Quad (4)x 3.6GHz New HD545 any help/guidance/links for fitting these?

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Woolwell

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But that link is not for workstations. The service manual for the xw6200 states led blinks red 5 times and 5 beeps indicates memory problems.

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Woolwell

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Too slow posting.

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jacobjohn7

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Rec'd ram on crucial.. I've had ram from them before, so guess its worth the extra amount...

2GB kit (1GBx2)
DDR2 PC2-5300 • CL=5 • Single Ranked • Registered • ECC • DDR2-667 • 1.8V • 128Meg x 72 • • Part #: CT821461

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Woolwell

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I use mr Memory.

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lotvic

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What are the full specs of the ram that is already in pc and works?

What motherboard is it? (SIW will tell you these)

Advice given are mostly shots in the dark as there seems to be no clear picture of exactly what specs/model your pc is, except it is a HP workstation XW6200. It could be one of three different motherboards as far as I can make out.

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jacobjohn7

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The computer is a HP workstation XW 6200 this is the dxdiag. Hope this helps as getting conflicting info from various suppliers, checked the crucial scan and recorded suggested results but don't want to break the bank... and I want 2 x 2gb now to make up to 6gb. My existing memory is ECC also. is the mhz a crucial factor also?, as I thought system needed 667 according to crucial but another provider said I need 400? Hope someone can help clear up a bit.

DXDIAG

System Information

Time of this report: 3/21/2012, 09:44:25 Machine name: ** Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpspsp3gdr.111025-1629) Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard System Model: hp workstation xw6200 BIOS: Default System BIOS Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.60GHz (4 CPUs) Memory: 2048MB RAM Page File: 952MB used, 4015MB available Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904) DX Setup Parameters: Not found DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

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Woolwell

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If it is 32bit XP then it is pointless going for 6Gb as the machine will only recognise around 3.2. 4Gb is the max for a 32 bit system.

You still have not told us which motherboard.

You have an old system (although new to you) which was designed to operate as a server. It may have been used 24/7 for some considerable time. The CPU may not be optimised for the games you want to play.

I would try 4Gb and see if you can get it to work.

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jacobjohn7

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hi, yes that did cross my mind about max ram, but the system said it supported 32 and 64 bit, but if its down to the OS then prob max at 4gb like you said, but it does specify 8gb max on ad for comp and on crucial? I'm not sure how to find out what motherboard it is. with regard to games, it plays the shogun 2 my son likes to play, but on low settings. If any higher it freezes, thought the extra ram would help this along its way, the old system comp has a decent gaming graphics card in however. . cheers

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Woolwell

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I think that you will have Windows XP 32 bit and that is what determines the amount of RAM that can be used. You can install more but it will not be recognised or used.

An increase of RAM to 4Gb may help and will not harm.

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lotvic

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Just so you know for future ref: DxDiag ("DirectX Diagnostics") is a diagnostics tool used to test DirectX functionality and troubleshoot video- or sound-related hardware problems.

DirectX: frequently asked questions ClickHere

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