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Gen7 (N54L, N40L, N36L)[]

The N40L comes with 1 × 2GB ECC RAM installed. It will accept up to 16GB (2 × 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1333 (PC3 10600) RAM [1] [Does this apply to all Gen7s?]

Non-ECC RAM is compatible, but not recommended for mission critical servers. Most casual, NAS or home server systems do not require ECC RAM.[2]

Does not support registered (buffered) modules. Using registered modules will result in the server failing to POST/boot. ('blue light').

Capable of utilizing dual channel RAM, which results in marginally increased memory speeds when two matched DIMMs are installed.[3]

Ensure that RAM modules do not have large heat-sinks protruding from the top (clearance approx. 30mm from slot to chassis).

RAM modules known to work:

Brand Size Model Link
A-DATA non-ECC 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 8GB AD3U1333C4G9-2 adata.com
AMD Entertainment Series 4GB AE34G1339U2 (4GB) TigerDirect
Corsair 8GB CT2KIT51272BA1339 link
Corsair 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 non-ECC Memory Kit (2x4GB) 8GB CMV8GX3M2A1333C9
Crucial Ballistix Sport Non-ECC 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 16GB BLS2KIT8G3D1609DS1S00 crucial.com
Crucial Non-ECC 16GB (2x8GB) 16GB CT2KIT102464BA160B crucial.com
Crucial Non-ECC 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 16GB CT2KIT102464BA1339 crucial.com
Crucial ECC 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 8GB CT2KIT51272BA1339 crucial.com
Crucial ECC 8GB Kit (1x8GB) Can use 2 x for 16GB 8GB CT102472BD160B crucial.com
Crucial ECC 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 8GB CT1508549 http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/proliant-microserver-gen7/CT6003017
Crucial ECC 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 8GB CT6003017 crucial.com
Crucial ECC 4GB Kit (2x2GB) 4GB CT1508551 crucial.com
Crucial ECC 4GB Module 4GB CT1508550 crucial.com
Crucial ECC 2GB Kit (2x1GB) 2GB CT1508553 crucial.com
Crucial ECC 2GB Module 2GB CT1508555 crucial.com
Crucial ECC 1GB Module 1GB CT1508559 crucial.com
G-Skill Value Series 8GB KIT 8GB GS-F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT [4]
G-Skill Value Series 4GB GS-F3-10600CL9S-4GBNT [5]
G-Skill Ripjaws X Series F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL Requires "clipping the heatsink"
G.Skill NT Series 2X8Gb 16GB F3-1600C11D-16GNT G.skill
G-Skill Ares 2x8GB 16GB F3-1600C9D-16-GAR
GeIL Evo Leggera PC3-10666 1333 MHZ CL 9-9-9-24 2x8GB Dual-Channel Kit 16GB GEL316GB1333C9DC Newegg
HP 4GB 2Rx8 PC3-12800E-11 669322-B21 HP.com
Hynix 4GB ECC 2Rx8 PC3L-12600E-9-10-E0 HMT351U7BFR8A-H9 skhynix.com
Integral 8GB DDR3-1333 DIMM CL9 Desktop Memory Module IN3T8GNZJII Amazon(UK)
Integral PC3-10600 DDR3 PC Memory - 8GB DIMM RAM 035665 PCWorld(UK)
Kingston 2x8GB DDR3 1333 ECC 16GB KTA-MP1333/8G superfonse2000
Kingston ECC 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 16GB KVR1333D3E9SK2/16G Mwave(AU)Kingston
Kingston 2x8GB DDR3 1600 ECC 16GB KVR16E11/8I [6]
Kingston 2x8GB DDR3 1600 16GB KHX16C9K2/16X [7]
Kingston 2x4GB DDR3 1333 Non-ECC 8GB KVR13N9S8H/4 Shopping Express
Kingston 8GB kit (2x4GB) DDR3 1333 Non-ECC 8GB KVR13N9S8K2/8 MSY
Kingston 2x8GB DDR3 1600 ECC 16GB KVR16E11/8 [8]
Kingston 2x4GB DDR3 1600 ECC 8GB KVR16E11/4


Kingston ValueRAM 8GB 1600MHz Low Profile ECC Unbuffered 8GB KVR16LE11L/8 Kingston
Kingston ValueRAM 8GB 1600MHz Low Profile ECC Unbuffered Low Power 8GB KVR16LE11/8 Kingston
Kingston 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz CL9 non-ECC 8GB KVR1333D3N9/8G NeweggAmazon
Kingston 4GB DDR3 1333/PC310600 ECC 4GB KTH-PL313E/4G Kingston.com
Kingston 2GB DDR3 1333/PC310600 ECC 2GB KTH-PL313ES/2G Kingston.com
Kingston 2GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC (2x) 2GB KVR1333D3S8N9/2G KingstonAmazon
Kingston HyperX Blu 16GB Kit (2x8 GB Modules) 1600MHz 240-pin DDR3 Non-ECC CL10 Desktop Memory 16GB KHX1600C10D3B1K2/16G KingSton
Kingston HyperX 4GB 1600MHz 240-pin DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 Desktop Memory 4GB KHX16C9X3/4 Kingston
Kingston 2GB KVR1333D3N9/2G Materiel.net
Kingston 4GB KVR1333D3N9/4G Newegg
Kingston 4GB KVR1333D3E9S Kingston
Kingston (2 x 8GiB ECC) 16GB KVR1333D3E9S/8G
Kingston 8GB KHX1333C9D3B1K2/8G Microcenter
Kingston Value Ram 4gb 4GB KVR1333D3E9SK2 Newegg
Kingston ValueRAM 32GB No Heatsink (4 x 8GB) DDR3L 1600MHz ECC DIMM 32GB KVR16LR11S4K4/32 KA-Store
Komputerbay 16GB (2x 8GB) PC3-10600 Non-ECC Dual Channel Kit 16GB KB_16GB_2X8GB_1333_DIMM_CL9 Komputerbay
Patriot Gamer 2 Series (2x8GB) 16GB PGD316G1333ELK
PNY Optima (2x4GB) 8GB MD8192KD3-1333 Newegg
PNY XLR8™ 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 CAS 9 Memory Kit 16GB MD16384KD3-1600-X9 PNY
Samsung (2x2GB) 4GB M378B5773CHO Samsung
Samsung 16GB DDR3 ECC (2x8GB) 2Rx8 PC3L-12800E-11-11-K0 Low Profile 16GB M390B1G73BH0-YK0
Samsung (1x2GB) UDIMM ECC delivered with N54L 2GB M391B5673GB0-CH9 Samsung
Samsung 16GB ECC (2x8GB) 16GB M391B1G73BH0-CH9 Samsung
Samsung 16GB ECC (2x8GB) 16GB M391B1G73QH0-YK0 [10]
Samsung 16GB ECC (2x8GB) 16GB M391B1G73BH0-YK0
Samsung (2x4GB) UDIMM ECC 8GB M391B5273CH0-YH9
Samsung 2x4GB DDR3 ECC Unbuffered UDIMM PC3-10600 8GB M391B5273DH0-YH9
Samsung Rambus 1GB PC800 800MHz ECC Unbuffered 40ns 184-Pin RDRAM RIMM Memory 1GB MR18R326GAG0-CM8 Bulk Devices
Strontium (2x8GB) 16GB SRT8G86UI-H9M
Super Talent DDR3-1600 8GB ECC Hynix Chip Server Memory 8GB W1600EB8GH SuperBiiz
Super Talent DDR3-1333 8GB ECC Micron Chip Server Memory 8GB W1333EB8GM SuperBiiz
Teamgroup 2x8GB Kit 1333MHz 240-pin DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 Memory 16GB TED316G1333HC9DC Teamgroup
Transcend DDR3-1333 UDIMM 8GB 8GB TS1GLK64V3H
Samsung 16GB ECC (2x8GB) 16GB M378B1G73QH0-CK0
SK Hynix 8GB DDR3-1600 ECC 8GB HMT41GU7BFR8A


Accepts up to 16GB (2 × 8GB).

Unlike the Gen7, requires ECC RAM.

Most ECC modules that are compatible with Gen7 servers also work in Gen8 servers, however the below modules have been specifically stated to work in Gen8 servers.

Brand Size Model Link HP Proliant Microserver Gen8
Kingston 2x8GB DDR3 1333/PC310600 ECC (Equvil to HP/Compaq P/N-647909-B21) 16GB KTH-PL313E/8G [11]
Kingston 1x8GByte ECC 8GB KTH-PL316E/8G   G1610T
Kingston 1x8GB 8GB KVR16E11/8 [12] G2020T
Samsung 1x8GB DDR3-1600Mhz PC3-12800 8Gb M391B1G73BH0-YK0 G1610T
Transcend 1x8GB DDR3-1600Mhz PC3-12800 8Gb C48475-0381 G1610T
Crucial PC3-12800 ECC 8GB CT102472BA160B G1610T
SK Hynix 8GB DDR3-1600 ECC 8GB HMT41GU7BFR8A E3-1265Lv2