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Can we use ECC Regd. memory on desktop Mobo's

Postby bimbla on Tue Dec 21, 2004 10:33 am

Can we use ECC Regd. memory on desktop Mobo's?
What if the # of pins is the same?

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Uhm

Postby shaun on Tue Dec 21, 2004 10:46 am

Yes and No.

184 pin?

Which motherboard?
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Postby tazdevl on Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:17 am

Depends if the motherboard supports it. Also if you have non-ECC RAM on the computer, the answer is no.

ECC RAM is overkill for most desktop applications.
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Postby Boba_Fett on Tue Dec 21, 2004 2:10 pm

If it does not say in your motherboard manual (or in rare cases, BIOS updates), it will not support ECC ram. Besides, ECC ram is always slower than regular unbuffered ram. Plus, ECC has zero tangible benefit unless you are running mulitple gigs of ram ;)
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ECC RAM

Postby bimbla on Wed Dec 22, 2004 8:25 am

My mobo is K7N2G-ILSR
Manual does not say anything about supporting it.

This is just out- of curiosity. Auction on E-bay for Kingston HyperX 2 X 512 went 'un-bought' for $150

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Re: ECC RAM

Postby LoneWolf on Wed Dec 22, 2004 10:26 am

bimbla wrote:My mobo is K7N2G-ILSR
Manual does not say anything about supporting it.

This is just out- of curiosity. Auction on E-bay for Kingston HyperX 2 X 512 went 'un-bought' for $150

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Considering that Outpost.com periodically sells new Kingston HyperX 2x512 kits for $150-160, I'd say you'd be better off checking there and not Ebay. Bought my PC3200 kit there for $159 a few weeks ago.

Ebay can have good deals...but always shop around first to know whether you're getting a good deal on a quality product or not. A lot of sellers make quite a bit of extra money off uninformed people...and that's the fault of the buyer for failing to educate themselves.

Kingston has different model codes for different HyperX RAM, if someone was selling the Ultra-Low Latency version of HyperX that might be worth it, or older Winbond BH5 based stuff...but if it's current, that really isn't a deal when compared to retail.
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