Makes it kinda' tough here too.
Know what I mean, jean?
So let's do it the old fashioned way. You be my eyes.
I need to start with explaining the various ram memory types, and their respective ram memory slot types.
Past this point we need to look at what the motherboard chipset is, and see if you can tell me the information; off of the top of the Processor.
Uses two Processors? (CPU)
That's OK. Just need info off of one.
Ram memory module design, started with SIMM.
Single Inline Memory Module.
In the beginning it was soldered directly to the motherboard.
As time progressed it used a ram memory slot.
Next in line was the DIMM ram memory module.
Dual Inline Memory Module.
This design is still used on the current DDR3 Sdram, ram memory.
Started with SDR Sdram.
Single-Data Rate Sdram. Commonly just called Sdram.
An erroneous reference.
All DIMM modules used from SDR to DDR3, ARE Sdram.
Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory.
These ram memory modules use 168 gold plated contact pins.
84 on EACH side.
There are TWO Locating Notches on the Bottom, of the ram memory module. ('Stick')
Therefore the ram memory slot, will have two Locating Lugs.
Next in the line of technology progress, is DDR Sdram.
Double-Data Rate Sdram.
Has 184 gold plated contact pins. 92 on EACH side.
Uses ONE Locating Notch on the bottom.
One Locating Notch in the ram memory slot.
Basic example of DDR Sdram,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Generic_DDR_Memory_%28Xytram%29.jpg
Next in line is DDR2 Sdram.
Has 240 gold plated contact pins. 120 on EACH side.
Uses one Locating Notch on the bottom.
Latest is the DDR3 Sdram ram memory module.
Uses 240 gold plated contact pins also, and one Locating Notch on the bottom.
HOWEVER, the Locating Notch is in a different place, than a DDR2 Sdram ram memory module.
Yes. You need to look at the ram memory slots on the motherboard.
Do they have two Locating Lugs in the bottom?
One Locating Lug?
Then you have to count the contact pins on one side.
If it's 92, you know you are looking at DDR Sdram.
If it's more than 92, stop.
You know you are looking at DDR2 Sdram.
I'm going to stick my neck out, and state that I do not think your Soyo server motherboard; uses DDR3 Sdram.
OK. Know what type of ram memory we are dealing with?
Good. Post back in a Comment.
I don't think your motherboard uses an Intel Core i processor, (CPU), or one of the AMD counterparts.
Therefore the motherboard chipset will have a Northbridge chip, and a Southbridge chip.
Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Follow along with this motherboard diagram,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg
(CPU stands for Central Processing Unit.
Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short.
Does NOT mean PC. Personal Computer )
The Northbridge chip handles the Faster capabilities of a computer.
Processor, Ram Memory, and HIGH-speed graphics.
AGP and PCI Express are HIGH-speed graphics technology.
Using a graphics card in a PCI slot, OR using Integrated Graphics; is NOT high-speed graphics.
(Integrated Graphics used to be referred to as OnBoard Graphics.
Makes it easier to understand.
ON the motherBOARD)
The Southbridge chip handles the Slower capabilities of a computer.
1) Anything connected to the PCI bus. Example? Plugging a graphics card into a PCI slot.
Also handles Integrated Graphics. (There are variations on this)
2) IDE (PATA) bus
3) SATA bus
4) USB bus
6) Audio (Sound)
This is an example of a Northbridge chip, and Southbridge chip, on a motherboard,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ASRock_K7VT4A_Pro_Mainboard_Labeled_English.svg
As you can see the Northbridge chip is under an Aluminum finned Heatsink.
I imagine yours will be too.
This is because a Northbridge chip runs very hot. Hotter than the Southbridge chip.
You can see what it handles, and this is why.
Some Southbridge chips also have a Heatsink on top.
With no direct fan blo-wing air on the finned Heatsink, this is known as Passive cooling.
Problem is we need the number, off of the Northbridge chip.
To further add insult to injury, the Heatsink on the Northbridge chip, may be glued on.
Glued to the Northbridge chip.
Even more, when the Heatsink is removed, the numbers may come off with the glue.
(Usual removal technique is to use a hair dryer set to low heat, and constantly move the nozzle of the hair dryer, back and forth; across the finned Aluminum Heatsink.
Using protection (Glove?), the finned Heatsink is gently twisted to one side, then the other; a little. As it starts to be able to twist, the Heatsink is lifted off.
When the glue is softened enough from the heat, this is accomplished.
If the glue is NOT softened enough, you can cause damage if you get too rough.
Finesse is used here.
The area is properly cleaned, and then new, fresh Thermal Glue is used; to reinstall the Heatsink on the Northbridge chip ]
Doesn't sound very logical, huh? Get the Heatsink to come off, and not damage the Northbridge chip will doing so; but may result in the ID numbers coming up with the old glue.
Just presenting one option.
Next option is to look at the Southbridge chip, and get the ID numbers off of it. Then post back in a Comment, and I'll see what I can match up.
However NOT a very accurate method.
Best method is to visually scour the motherboard again, and look for the Soyo model number.
But hey, look what you've learned, lol!
The following website is 'Dead'.
-> DO NOT <- suggest clicking on any links. May have malware connected. (Virus/Trojan/Worm, etc = malware)
ONLY posting for the Soyo motherboard model numbers listed.
Going TO this website will NOT cause any harm, or I would not have linked it.
Look down through the motherboard model numbers listed, and see if you can match one up on your motherboard.
Look along the edges of the motherboard.
Look in the middle of the motherboard.
Look in-between the expansion slots on the motherboard.
Now, that you may have some reference model numbers to use, it may make it easier for you.http://www.motherboard.cz/driver/soyo.htm
Post back in a Comment.