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I want add RAM for our server HP Proliant DL380 G6. There are no HP's shop in my country. Some computer & server shop offer me Kingston RAM for my server. But my boss says "Only HP!".

What's difference between official ram and global ram?

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HERE's HP's comment on the matter. Basically you can use non-HP memory but there are caveats.

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Technically speaking, there's no difference. Practically speaking, though, HP will likely refuse to perform any warranty work on the server if non-HP RAM is installed or at the very least, will require you to remove the third-party RAM and reproduce the problem before they will help you.

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Hmm, where did you buy the server from? Couldn't you purchase from the same place? It's quite possible to order HP RAM from a variety of sources. Either way, there's no technical difference between HP RAM and Kingston or Crucial, etc. There's likely a cost difference, with the HP RAM being potentially more expensive than the alternatives, but in general, it's relatively inexpensive these days.

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Co-worker guy who was a system administrator bought server from England. There is no document about how he bought server from England, maybe lost. – KevinOelen Nov 17 '11 at 2:48
thanks for your advice :-) – KevinOelen Nov 17 '11 at 2:49

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