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Overview - IBM System x3400 (Type 7973, 7974, 7975, 7976)

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Overview with technical information and relevant links for the IBM System x3400(Type 7973, 7974, 7975, 7976)


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Features and specifications
  • Powerful quad-core 2.0 GHz/1333 MHz, Intel(r) Xeon E5405 processor, 2.33 GHz/1333 MHz Intel E5410 processor, 2.50 GHz/1333 MHz Intel E5420, and a 2.6 GHz/1333 MHz Intel E5430 processor, all with 12 MB L2 cache
  • 1 GB of 667 MHz DDR2 ECC system memory, 32 GB maximum
  • Advanced third-generation Chipkill ECC memory controller to help correct single-bit, two-bit, three-bit, and four-bit memory errors
Hard drive (HD)
  • Eight-port SAS/SATA controller or native SATA controller
  • Support for up to twelve 3.5-in Serial Attach SCSI (SAS) HDs
  • up to 3.0 TB total capacity using 750 GB SAS HDD options for 7973 and 7974 models
  • up to 6.0 TB total capacity using 750 GB SATA HDD options in 7975 and 7976 models, or up to 2.4 TB capacity using 300 GB HS SAS HDDs in 7975 and 7976 models
  • Six PCI slots: two 64-bit/133 MHz PCI-X slots, three PCI-Express slots, one PCI 33 MHz slot
  • Eleven drive bays: 48x CD-ROM, tape drive (option), eight hot-swap HDs or four simple-swap HDs
  • Integrated Broadcom 5721 KFB3 Gigabit Ethernet controller
  • Integrated systems management processor
  • ATI ES1000 Graphics Accelerator with 16 MB of video memory
Power supply
  • 670-watt power supply; or one hot-swap 835 W power
RAID support
  • Integrated RAID-0,-1, and -10 support, optional RAID-5 with adapter card
  • 5 U tower industry-standard models, rack mount optional
Detailed specifications
  • All specifications for the IBM System x

Note: Specifications are dependent on the machine type and model


Three-year, customer replaceable unit (CRU) and on-site service, limited warranty, 7974 and 7976 machine models or one year, customer replaceable unit (CRU), on-site service, limited warranty, 7973 and 7975 machine models

For warranty service upgrades and maintenance service, refer to Warranty service upgrades and maintenance services.

Hardware compatibility
For detailed information about IBM and non-IBM devices, adapters, software, and network operating systems supported with System x servers, visit the ServerProven compatibility Web site at

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Operating System

System x:Operating system independent / None

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Modified date:
24 January 2019