ecc/non-ecc question

By kcinkc
Nov 1, 2005
  1. I know you're supposed to match memory as much as possible. I ordered a 128Mb stick of PC100 memory using websites memory configurator (won't say which one!) They sent me a stick of ecc memory. But my computer has a stick of non-ecc in it. Am i right in thinking that this won't work?
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    For most modern system, no.. It will not work.

    Some older computers actually supported ECC and could use ECC with non-ECC in tandem
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Most older Dells can use either or both mixed. It will then consider both sticks as non-ECC.
  4. Paragon33

    Paragon33 TS Rookie

    That may be true for older Dell PCs, but Dell laptops that used SDRAM and the preceding EDO type were strictly Non-ECC
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