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reusing ram from old server

492 54 October 6, 2017 at 02:57 PM
I have a server that just hit 5 years so we're replacing it at work. Everything worked ok on it just fine. Would it be ok to reuse the RAM, assuming it's compatible, with a newer server we have? the old one is a ibm server and the new one is a HP proliant

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No issue using the ram assuming it is the same type and a decent speed.
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Are you sure it's compatible? Ram technology has changed quite a bit in 5 years. I would expect the old ram to be ECC DDR3 and the new ram to be ECC DDR4. That said if it's compatible it should work fine.
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Are you sure it's compatible? Ram technology has changed quite a bit in 5 years. I would expect the old ram to be ECC DDR3 and the new ram to be ECC DDR4. That said if it's compatible it should work fine.
This. It'll be obvious from the beginning if it doesn't even fit. However, this whole question raises some IT red flags. I hope the server isn't being used for anything *too* critical, because anyone operating a company's server (and this is an actual server-grade machine) should know these kind of things without having to ask, and the RAM is a tiny part of the overall acquisition and operating costs of a server.

It's kind of like asking if your company's new airplane can use the tires from the last jet. Sure, it might be able to, but you wouldn't want the guy making that decision to have to ask the internet to get the answer.
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....It's kind of like asking if your company's new airplane can use the tires from the last jet. Sure, it might be able to, but you wouldn't want the guy making that decision to have to ask the internet to get the answer.
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I have a server that just hit 5 years so we're replacing it at work. Everything worked ok on it just fine. Would it be ok to reuse the RAM, assuming it's compatible, with a newer server we have? the old one is a ibm server and the new one is a HP proliant
Answer me this..."Will this part off my Ford Truck work on my Dodge Truck?

That is on par with what you just asked bout Ram from the old server to the new server.


You gave us .001% of what we need to know to actually answer your question.
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