11-03-2009 10:33 PM
I am about to add memories in a server which hosting application that uses memory to hold most of the transaction/Data.
in order to achieve the best performance, what would be the best way to add the memory.
we need to reach 64GB of memory and we have 16 slots.
Option A: to add 8*8GB
Option B: to add 16*4GB
It will be so much appreciated to add links for references.
11-03-2009 10:44 PM
There should be not a problem to use eighter of the configuration (if the server would allow this setup).
If I would be the person to choose from, I would chose the 8*8G sollution (fewer hardware to install means fewer points to break the whole system in case of one module failure)
But once again, you should first check the server's manual.
11-03-2009 11:02 PM
I would Like you shed some time on your Request :)
what is server model ?
model -> command
what OS version ?
11-04-2009 12:16 AM
There is no technical reason why smaller memory modules would _always_ out-perform larger ones. In fact, sometimes the reverse is true, because the larger capacity modules may use newer manufacturing technologies.
So there is no universally valid answer other than "see the documentation of the specific server model(s) you're considering".