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Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2) Product Notes

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Updated: October 2017

Do Not Mix Dual-Rank and Quad-Rank DIMMs

The Sun Server X2–8 now supports dual-rank and quad-rank 16 GB DIMMs. However, mixing dual-rank DIMMs with quad-rank DIMMs in the same CMOD degrades performance.

  • Dual-rank DIMMs (marked 2Rx4) do not include heat spreaders.

  • Quad-rank DIMMs are marked 4Rx4 and include heat spreaders. DIMMs with heat spreaders have two U-shaped metal clips on the top of the DIMM.

The following figure shows a DIMM with heat spreaders.

image:Picture of DIMM with heat spreaders.
Heat spreader clips