[rescue] Memory upgrade in Dell PowerEdge 2560

Jonathan Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Wed May 27 17:49:46 CDT 2015

On Wed, 27 May 2015, Phil Stracchino wrote:

> Yes, in theory, PC2700 memory is supposed to be backward compatible to
> PC2100.  In practice I have personal experience of PC2100 boards that
> really, seriously, no honest we really mean it, no kidding, I shit you
> not, *REQUIRED* PC2100 RAM.  Or else.  They either would not fully boot
> with PC2700 RAM, or would boot but then crash within seconds.

This has been my experience, too.  Faster memory is usually just fine, but
there's something odd about some chipsets that need PC2100.

Jonathan Patschke | "Right now, computers, which are supposed to be our
Elgin, TX         |  servant, are oppressing us."
USA               |                                       -- Jef Raskin

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