DIMM installation sequence

The server comes with a minimum of one 2 GB DIMM installed in slot 3. When you install additional DIMMs, install them in the order shown in the following table to optimize system performance. In non-mirroring mode, all three channels on the memory interface for each microprocessor can be populated in any order and have no matching requirements.When you install additional DIMMs, install them in the order shown in Table 1, to maintain performance.

Important: If you have configured the server to use memory mirroring, do not use the order in Table 1; go to Memory mirroring and use the installation order shown there.

Table 1. DIMM installation sequence for non-mirroring (normal) mode
Installed microprocessors DIMM connector population sequence
Microprocessor socket 1 Install the DIMMs in the following sequence: 3, 6, 9, 2, 5, 8, 1, 4, 7
Microprocessor socket 2 Install the DIMMs in the following sequence: 12, 15, 18, 11, 14, 17, 10, 13, 16