The HP ProLiant DL360 G7 server (and other Nehalem-and-newer CPU systems) have a set of memory DIMM population guidelines. Can you share what's currently populated and what your final RAM amount/goal is?
At present, you have 9 available DIMM slots out of the 18 slots on the server. You can only use half of them because the server only has one CPU installed. Installing the additional CPU opens the other 9 slots up for use.
- Performance is maximized if you balance across each CPU's DIMM banks. E.g. results are best if an equal amount of RAM is assigned to both CPUs.
The other critical rules are:
- Do not mix Unbuffered memory (UDIMMs) with Registered memory (RDIMMs)
- Do not install DIMMs if the corresponding processor is not installed
- To maximize performance, balance the total memory capacity between all installed processors
- Populate DIMMs from heaviest load (quad-rank) to lightest load (single-rank) within a channel
There are also memory channel population tips that affect bus speed. E.g. using 3 to 6 DIMMs per CPU is going to be faster than running with all 18 slots populated. RAM can be seen by both CPUs, but you have to popular on both sides if you have two CPUs.
Reply back with your setup, and we can help optimize...