I have a Dell 1600 SC server running a RAID one and 2GB of memory. Today I wanted to upgrade to 4GB. I installed the RAM and for some reason it wouldn't take take the RAM I installed. I then thought maybe it isn't the correct RAM. So I placed the old RAM back in the server and I got the an error message again. It completely disallowed the use of the old ram. Not only that the RAID Card went beserk. What could have caused this? Any advice?
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According to a couple of people I have conferred with, that RAM should work.
Take a stick of the old ram out and make sure the the cut out, in the new RAM, is in the exact place as the old sticks. It cannot be off by a micron, or it will not fit.
RAID menu will either be CTRL-A (if you are using the onboard PERC 3/Di) or CTRL-M (if you are using an addin PERC 3/4). If you are not seeing either of these options, then you may not have it enabled in the BIOS. In the BIOS (F2), go to Integrated Devices and make sure that RAID is Enabled. In order to enable RAID, your server MUST have a RAID key, RAID memory DIMM (different from system memory), and a RAID battery.
Is there a RAID card Eg PERC installed? If so, did you use the hardware raid setup? Also, Why do you want to put Windows 7 on a Server? Have you thought about Windows Server 2003 or 2008?
Open her up and check all the connections and also the BIOS settings. Does the DVD drive appear in the BIOS detection screen? I would suggest tackling the DVD issue first! Maybe that you need to change the order that it boots so that the DVD drive is first.
When you inter the bios open the memory in the bios be sure to save on exit hope this helps
You may have to turn somthing off Like the USB in bios setup then save next return to bios and trun the USB back on and save the scond time . if this not help you Bruce e-mail me and i will call you [email protected]