Upgrading the RAM Capacity for PXIe-8880

Updated May 18, 2018

Reported In


  • PXIe-8880

Issue Details

I am using a G Skill RAM card F4-2133C15D-16GRS that has the same specifications that the RAM recommended and sell by National Instruments for this controller. But when I insert the RAM into the chassis, it does not boot. What is the difference between the G Skill RAM and the one sale by National Instruments?


As stated in the PXIe-8880 User Manual:


"National Instruments has tested and verified that the DDR4 SO-DIMMs we sell work with the NI PXIe-8880. We recommend you purchase your DDR4 SO-DIMM modules from National Instruments. Other off-the-shelf DDR4 SO-DIMM modules are not guaranteed to work properly."

Additional Information

National Instruments offers the following SO-DIMM for use with the NI PXIe-8880 controller.


  • PC4-1866 (DDR4 2133) 8 GB, 1 GB × 72, CL 15, 1.18 in. max (NI part number 783813-01)