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Ecc Ram?

By schnewb
Apr 17, 2005
  1. Hello does anybody know if ECC RAM modules work in normal desktop pc motherboards?
     
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    It has to be specifically supported by the motherboard/chipset otherwise it won't work. Which motherboard are you using ?
     
  3. schnewb

    schnewb TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    its a pcchips m848alu.
     
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Most motherboards based on the same chipset (SiS 748) indicate memory support for non-ECC DIMMS so no luck there. It will save you some money though as ECC memory costs more & is a tad slower then regular memory.
     
  5. InsaneMonkeyBoy

    InsaneMonkeyBoy TS Rookie Posts: 163

    Why do you want ECC RAM? ECC is error correcting code and is only really need for use in servers. It costs more than non-ecc ram and is slightly slower. I'd go for non-ecc ram if i were you, unless you have a real nead for ecc ram.
     
  6. schnewb

    schnewb TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    Ok thanks for the feedback. I dont need to use ECC-RAM but i got 2gb of the stuff given and was wondering about compatibility. I guess if its useless for me i can put it on ebay.
     
  7. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Before you go out & sell it, try it (by itself) on your motherboard & see how the system copes with it.
     
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