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Memory Upgrade for IBM Netfinity 7000 M10 8680-3Rx/4Rx/5Rx

IBM Netfinity 7000 M10 8680-3Rx/4Rx/5Rx memory upgrade specification, Netfinity 7000 M10 8680-3Rx/4Rx/5Rx maximum memory, memory speed, and memory upgrade options.

Upgrade memory on IBM Netfinity 7000 M10 8680-3Rx/4Rx/5Rx upto a maximum of 4.0 GB
ECC EDO DIMMs, with maximum per slot in 2 for DIMM adapter cards w/16 (4 banks of 4) memory slots. The IBM Netfinity 7000 M10 8680-3Rx/4Rx/5Rx takes the ECC EDO DIMMs Memory Type.

IBM Netfinity 7000 M10 8680-3Rx/4Rx/5Rx Memory Upgrade Specification
Standard Memory Maximum Memory Memory Expansion CPU Type Model/Chipset
128 MB (removable) 4.0 GB
ECC EDO DIMMs
2 for DIMM adapter cards w/16 sockets (4 banks of 4) 400MHz Intel Pentium II Xeon Netfinity 7000 M10 (Rack Mounted) Performance leader, 4-way PentiumŪ III XeonTM processor server
 

IBM Netfinity 7000 M10 8680-3Rx/4Rx/5Rx Memory Upgrade options.

What are memory sockets or slots and how are these divided into bank?

 

Memory Sockets or Slots are the place where memory RAM modules are inserted in the motherboard. The IBM Netfinity 7000 M10 8680-3Rx/4Rx/5Rx has 2 for DIMM adapter cards w/16 (4 banks of 4) memory expansion slots. A memory bank is a group of memory expansion sockets, a bank must be completely filled with memory modules of the same size and type in order for the system to recognize and address the memory. i.e. :

2 sockets (2 banks of 1) This indicates that there are 2 memory slots. These are divided into 2 banks, and each bank consists of one memory slot. So you can add memory one piece at a time for the system to use.

3 sockets (3 banks of 1) This indicates that there are 3 memory slots. These are divided into 3 banks, and each bank consists of one memory slot. So you can add memory one piece at a time for the system to use.

4 sockets (2 banks of 2) This indicates that there are 4 memory slots. These are divided into 2 banks, and each bank consists of two memory slots. So you must add memory two pieces at a time (they must be the same size and type of memory) in order for the system to benefit from the upgrade.

8 sockets (4 banks of 2) This indicates that there are 8 memory slots. These are divided into 4 banks, and each bank consists of two memory slots. So you must add memory two pieces at a time (they must be the same size and type of memory) in order for the system to benefit from the upgrade.

12 sockets (3 banks of 4) This indicates that there are 12 memory slots. These are divided into 3 banks, and each bank consists of four memory slots. So you must add memory four pieces at a time (and they must be the same size and type of memory) in order for the system to benefit from the upgrade.