Hello does anybody know if ECC RAM modules work in normal desktop pc motherboards?
It has to be specifically supported by the motherboard/chipset otherwise it won't work. Which motherboard are you using ?
its a pcchips m848alu.
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.
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.
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.
Before you go out & sell it, try it (by itself) on your motherboard & see how the system copes with it.