I have the following type of spare 64GB RAM


4GB 2Rx4 PC2-5300P RAM PC2-5300P-555-13-ZZ

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This came with IBM System X3850 M2 which had issues so didn't work as expected

What I am looking for

  1. Used HP or Dell server
  2. Price range $300 or less
  3. Two quad core
  4. any compatible server which will work this RAM

Existing work

  1. tried with my dl580 and dl380 but they were not compatible
  2. It also did to work with del power edge r900
  3. Searching on google and eBay basically lists RAM only. Not finding any servers that way
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    That's DDR2 ECC RAM, so you're looking for an old server (think 2007 or older).
    – Mark
    Feb 21, 2016 at 20:00
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    mt36htf51272py-667e1 searching this on eBay lists lot of the same kind but none had a list of compatible servers
    – SeanClt
    Feb 21, 2016 at 21:21
  • It looks like you should be looking at servers like Dell Power Edge 2XXX The 2790 take PC2-5300R instead of "P". Im not sure what the difference would be for those 2 MEMORY DIMMs. You will have to look that up. Also carefully read this thread: en.community.dell.com/support-forums/servers/f/956/t/19317822 Also googling this: "Dell servers with PC2 ram" produces a lot of good results.
    – user588
    Feb 22, 2016 at 18:16

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You can use HP Dl585 G5 or DL385 G5. These servers use AMD based processors

both of them take PC2_5300 RAM

DL385 G5 Specs Memory : Up to 128 GB (with PC2-5300 8GB DIMMs). PC2-6400 800MHz DDR2 Select models support 2:1 Bank Interleaving. 4:1 Bank Interleaving (Data saved across 2 pairs of DIMMs) and Node interleaving support (data saved across 2 processors memory sets) also available


DL 585 G5 PC2-5300 Registered DIMMs at 667 MHz http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c04286140.pdf

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