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Old 11-14-2004, 08:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Will ECC RAM run on a non ECC mobo?

I was wondering if ECC RAM will run on a motherboard that doens't support ECC?

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Old 11-14-2004, 01:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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bump this, cause i want to know if you can also.


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Old 11-14-2004, 02:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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no, ECC memory will not run on a motherboard that does not support it. most likely you do not need ECC unless you run a server in a business environment. more importantly your hard disk will likely fail before your memory does so you would want to use a RAID disk array in addition to parity or ECC equiped memory. Chipkill is over 10 times more effective than ECC or parity ram alone.

CHIPKILL - A technology developed by IBM for servers and other systems that demand high availability. It allows a computer motherboard and BIOS to detect problems with the computer's memory and selectively disable problematic parts of the memory. Depending on the technology used, this technology may or may not require specialized memory chips.
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