[rescue] Memory upgrade in Dell PowerEdge 2560

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Tue May 26 20:00:11 CDT 2015

It's hard to remember memory can go bad... I've only seen 'bad' (broken)
memory twice since I started with computers back in 1980... Always a surprise
when it happens.

You can send back a big pile of memory for less than $10 USPS priority mail...
If your return results in 12 Gig for your server at a cost of $10 more than
'purchased cheaply' it's likely still a deal.

What kind of warranty did the seller offer?

Good luck,


> On May 26, 2015, at 7:29 PM, Cory Smelosky <b4 at gewt.net> wrote:
> In my experience, (knock on wood) the seller has rarely asked me to send a
> stick back.
> Maybe I just don't buy very expensive memory.
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On May 26, 2015, at 19:48, Chad Fernandez <chad.fernandez at att.net> wrote:
>> Well, I upgraded to the A21 bios successfully, after battling with a
> marginal floppy drive or marginal disks, on an old XP machine, at work.  It
> did nothing for my problem that I can tell.  However, I have made progress.
> decided to test each memory stick individually.  I found two of the eight
> be recognized, and and only one of those two will work in the first memory
> slot.  If I keep both in the computer, that second stick seems to generate
> error on the panel, even though it's recognized by the bios and Centos.  I
> removed it.
>> So after purchasing 16gb of memory, I have 2gb working.  Fantastic, I
> wait to deal with the seller on this.
>> This memory is used, and purchased cheaply.  On one hand I understand that
> testing memory would be  a hassle and possibly not any kind of guarantee to
> only pass good memory.  On the other hand, I still need to have good memory
> show up at my door whatever the price happens to be.  I have a feeling the
> seller is going to want me to ship the memory back at my cost before he
> ship another batch of working memory (or possibly not working), making me
> QC at my cost.
>> Thoughts?
>> Chad Fernandez
>> Michigan, USA
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