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Unsupported 1GB or 2GB Density Error for Intel® NUC Kits NUC6CAYS and NUC6CAYH


Last Reviewed: 06-Apr-2018
Article ID: 000023485

What are you seeing? 

The following error displays when starting the Intel® NUC:

Unsupported 1GB / 2GB density SODIMM(s) detected on SODIMM Slot 2. System instability or data loss possible. Replace with SODIMMs with 4GB or higher density. Continue (Y/N).

Why are you seeing it?

The memory modules you've installed use either 1 or 2 Gbit (gigabit) technology, also known as SDRAM density. The processors on these Intel NUC models support only DDR3L memory modules with 4 Gbit or 8 Gbit technology.

Memory modules using 1 GB or 2 GB density aren't supported, due to the possibility of system instability. This error message can't be disabled.

How to fix it.

Install SO-DIMMs with a density of either 4 Gbit or 8 Gbit. See the table for diagrams of compatible and incompatible modules.

Compatible Capacity: 2 GB
Total number of chips: 4
Density: 4 Gbit
2GBx4x4
Capacity: 4 GB
Total number of chips: 8
Density: 4 Gbit
4GBx8x4
Capacity: 8 GB
Total number of chips: 16
Density: 4 Gbit
8GBx16x4
Incompatible Capacity: 2 GB
Total number of chips: 8
Density: 2 Gbit
2GBx8x2
Capacity: 2 GB
Total number of chips: 16
Density: 1 Gbit
2GBx16x1
Capacity: 4 GB
Total number of chips: 16
Density: 2 Gbit
4GBx16x2
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System Memory for Intel® NUC Kits NUC6CAYH and NUC6CAYS

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