I have a server (actually used as workstation) with a Supermicro X8DA6 motherboard, with 2 installed Intel X5650 processors. It uses ECC RAM.
It currently has 6 Kingston KVR1333D3D8R9S/4GHB dimms installed in 6 of its 12 memory slots (3 per processor).
I'd like now to upgrade the memory ammount. Is it safe to buy another 6 dimms of RAM to use the remaining slots if they are of bigger capacity? For example, these Kingston KVR13R9D4/16 model, which would leave me with a configuration of 6 x 4GB + 6 x 16GB.
Both models are 1.5v, which I understand is a must. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Even if that can work, can I expect it to work at its fullest? (e.g. not to cause issues with performance vs having all dimms identical)
Thanks in advance for any comments!