05-11-2010 02:18 AM
I got the 5 beep RAM failure on startup after installing additional RAM.
2 x 256MB DDR 400 CL3, type PC3200U-30331-Z in slots XMM1 & 3
2 x 1GB DDC 400 CL3 ECC REG, type PC3200R-30331-J0 in slots XMM2 & 4
When this didn't work I took out the 256MB DIMMs and put the 1GB Dimms into XMM1 & 3. Same error. Put the originals back, and the machine starts fine.
Are the 1GB DIMMs suitable for this machine?
If so, what else might be going wrong?
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05-11-2010 03:46 AM
this ECC RAM are for server which support ECC (Error Correction Code).
I've not yet heard that a normal pc supports this.
05-11-2010 04:45 AM
the size of the modules.
Like V.Nyga says, most PC's don't support ECC-memory.
05-11-2010 02:27 PM
The dc7100 does not support ECC memory. That is why you are getting the error. You can install up to 4x1 GB PC3200 non-ECC, Low density memory.
Here are the quickspecs on the dc7100 where it indicates non-ECC memory is required.
05-11-2010 04:45 PM
Thanks for the replies, particularly Paul for the tech spec link. I've now put the ECC memory up for sale on ebay, and will be bidding on some NON-ECC memory very soon!