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Old 07-05-2006, 11:08 PM   #1
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Default ECC-enabled memory...

...is it worth the extra bucks?
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Old 07-06-2006, 02:28 AM   #2
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Default Re: ECC-enabled memory...

You don't need it. Registered RAM only works with ECC-compatible motherboards, and it's expensive. It's mainly used for servers, because it's more stable than Non-ECC RAM.
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You don't need it.
Agreed. Normal ram is more than stable enough for a normal desktop.
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Old 07-06-2006, 11:33 AM   #4
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Alright, thanks for the advice.
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Default Re: ECC-enabled memory...

mammikoura - even if ECC RAM was more stable, he wouldn't be able to use it. It only works in ECC-RAM motherboards, which are normally server mobos.
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Old 07-06-2006, 12:21 PM   #6
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Default Re: ECC-enabled memory...

Yeah, I'm considering a Power Mac when Woodcrest comes out... which is a sever proc, which would need a server mobo.
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Old 07-06-2006, 02:07 PM   #7
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mammikoura - even if ECC RAM was more stable, he wouldn't be able to use it. It only works in ECC-RAM motherboards, which are normally server mobos.
I know, but he might be building a totally new comp, and so he could get a server mobo if he wants to.
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mammikoura - even if ECC RAM was more stable, he wouldn't be able to use it. It only works in ECC-RAM motherboards, which are normally server mobos.
Yeah, that's what I said in my first post.
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Just curious, what is the difference between ECC and non-ECC memory? I know servers use it but why is that?
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Just curious, what is the difference between ECC and non-ECC memory? I know servers use it but why is that?
ECC is error checking and protects against some gamma rays coming from outer space.

Im 100% dead serious.
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