Popular Servers using DDR3 Memory

DDR3 memory began to appear in computers in 2007. With the new speeds available it was immediately put into use in new servers. With any new memory over time, the data rates and peak transfer rates rose, increasing speeds even more. Every once in a while there are a few things that upgrade at nearly the same time which makes the models from a certain timeframe more powerful than their predecessors.

Speeds of DDR3 Memory

  • DDR3 1066Mhz PC3-8500
  • DDR3 1333Mhz PC3-10600
  • DDR3 1600Mhz PC3-12800
  • DDR3 1866Mhz PC3-14900

The Popular Models below are the first that began to use the LGA2011 CPU socket, also known as socket R. This isn't the only innovation that came at that time though. When the new E5 chipset that fit the  LGA 2011 was showing up it was able to utilize the faster speeds of the PC3 12800 memory. The higher speeds of 12800 allowed for virtualization. Virtualization of memory allows networked, and therefore distributed, servers to share a pool of memory to overcome physical memory limitations.

While servers with DDR2 are still in use in some places, the majority of companies try to keep their data centers relatively up to date and have long since abandoned DDR2. DDR3 is still much in its prime. The large expense of replacing an entire bank of servers means that replacing the entire system often just isn’t economical, not to mention the additional work it means in software and integration when systems are updated. This is why upgrading your server memory can be so effective, and why buying used servers from the companies who stay on the bleeding edge of technology, or the refurbishers who got them, can be well worth the trouble.

Speed in compact space is why the models below were so popular just a few years ago. Many of the best selling servers from about 5 years ago were the largest memory capacity models. Because servers are powerful and expensive workhorses these models are very widely used still today. The huge amounts of memory that these servers can hold means their usefulness in a data center is far from over.

Popular Dell Servers using PC3-12800

Two of the most popular Dell servers using DDR3 memory are the R620, a 1u rackmount server, and the R720, a 2u rack server.

About the Dell R620 Server

R620 DDR3 MemoryThe PowerEdge R620 is a 2-socket, 1u rack server from the PowerEdge server line. It has 24 DIMM slots and can use up to 768GB of DDR3 memory. 768GB is a huge amount of RAM in such a compact space, making the R620 a great choice for companies where power has to fit into a smaller space.

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The R620 came with 10TB of internal storage which is plenty of space for the compact unit. While this isn’t a huge amount of space for storage the blinding speed of such a compact unit makes the R620 a very useful machine for virtualization and high function capacities.

About the Dell R720 Server

R720 Server MemoryThe PowerEdge R720 is a 2-socket, 2u rack server from the PowerEdge server line. It has 24 DIMM slots and can use up to 768GB of DDR3 memory. 768GB is a huge amount of RAM in such a compact space, making the R720 a great choice for companies where power has to fit into a smaller space.

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The R720 came with 32TB of internal storage which is plenty of space for the compact unit. With such great storage capacity and plenty of available DIMM slots to fill with RAM, it is not surprising that the R720 continues to be used in many applications today.

Popular HP Servers using PC3-12800

Two of the most popular HP models which are still widely used today are the Proliant DL360 and the ProLiant DL380.

About the HP DL360 G8 Server

HP DL360 MemoryThe ProLiant DL360E (Gen8) is a 1u server. This version of the DL360 has 12 DIMM slots and can hold a maximum of 192GB of RAM.

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The ProLiant DL360P (Gen8) is also a 1u server. The HP ProLiant DL360P G8 supports a maximum of 24 DIMM slots of DDR3 Registered (RDIMM), Load Reduced (LRDIMM) or Unbuffered (UDIMM) memory.  

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About the HP DL380 G8 Server

HP 2u ServerThe ProLiant DL380E (Gen8) is an enterprise class 2U server. Supports a maximum of 12 DIMM slots of DDR3 Registered (RDIMM) or Unbuffered (UDIMM) memory for up to 192 GB of DDR3 RAM.

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The ProLiant DL380P (Gen8) is also an enterprise class 2U server. The HP ProLiant DL380P G8 supports a maximum of 24 DIMM slots of DDR3 Registered (RDIMM) or Unbuffered (UDIMM) memory. It also supports Load Reducing DIMMs (LRDIMMs).  

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