3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 14, 2012 5:23 AM by kimic@seznam.cz

    SR1625URR compatible memory

    kimic@seznam.cz

      Hello,

       

      I will be installing SR1625UR system, both Intel & Kingston server configurator showed this item as compatible

      KVR1333D3D4R9SK3/24GI   (8GB kit of 3)

       

      Is there any difference between KVR1333D3D4R9SK3/24GI and KVR1333D3D4R9SK3/24G?

       

      the kingston shows both as compatible, also intel has it on the list. I did check each spec sheets, they both show same technical data. The only difference is the Intel certified mark for the GI version. Is it correct that GI is just updated brand SKU and both items are 100% same?

      I did notice some HW suppliers offer both versions in their product line, but often only one of them is available on the stock, so if it is okay to pick any of the versions available, or the GI has version can be something different?

       

      second questions is,   with 96GB total available using 8GB each slot,  the Kit of 3 is best option?   if i start with 24 or 48GB now.

       

      Kimic

        • 1. Re: SR1625URR compatible memory
          Dan_O

          The short version is, the one with the "I" works, and the one without it usually doesnt'.

           

          I've seen far, far too many cases where the non-I version was inconsistent and unpredictable on Intel boards.  I would never risk it.

          • 2. Re: SR1625URR compatible memory
            kimic@seznam.cz

            thanks for confirmation, I was looking for these details and actualy it took some hours last 2 days to get to right discussions and documents. I have found about same.

            Although suppliers often sell only regular G version, and the RAM specs show same data as GI, some users mentioned they had problems without -i- version, especialy when in need of support from manufacturer with the issue, I did change of the order to the GI version and wait longer delivery, to avoid problems later, as even simple BIOS update can spoil it, to be safe and not to have 48GB of uncompatible memory :-)

            • 3. Re: SR1625URR compatible memory
              kimic@seznam.cz

              so it probably depends on piece by piece it can work or not,  the official version is:

               

              KVR1333D3D4R9SK3/24G is built with the same memory specifications as KVR1333D3D4R9SK3/24GI , but the components used to manufacture them may not all be certified by INTEL - basically some builds are certified, others are not.

               

              To ensure that customers who wish to use only INTEL certified parts do not receive non-certified builds, we created the KVR1333D3D4R9SK3/24GI sku.

              If you do not necessarily need to use the INTEL certified parts, the KVR1333D3D4R9SK3/24G should be fine to use.