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Specific board/module ECC Ram compatibility

I purchased a bunch of hardware for two different file servers. Previously I had never bought any server equipment, and therefore had not known that motherboards accept only certain types of ECC Ram. ...
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ECC errors, no Mem Test Errors

I recently purchased an HP XW6400 workstation (Dual CPU, Quad memory channels) Along with the computer I purchased 2 sticks of RAM that are the same brand and look, but not matching (numbers and ...
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Theoretical behaviour of RAM if single read/write error

The topic is not a broken RAM. A good RAM can also have occasionally errors when reading/writing; non-ECC RAMs more than ECC RAMs, but errors are possible with both types. My question is, when ...
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Why am I seeing Zero errors in non-ECC RAM? [closed]

According to sources, memory errors are a very probable event: Some say the probability of a DRAM error is 95% in just 3 days of operation of a computer with just 4 GB of RAM, others say 32% of ...
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Can I use Unbuffered ECC memory with a non-ECC CPU?

I recently purchased the Supermicro X9SCL-F with a Core i5-3350P. I realize that the 3350P does not support ECC, and the motherboard requires unbuffered ECC memory. I do not need ECC. Will unbuffered ...
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460 views

ECC memory on 2nd Gen Intel i3

I'm in the process of collecting components for a NAS build. I've gone with an UNAS NSC-800 case and an Intel Server Board 1200KPR. I have an i3-2130 thats lying around that Id love to use instead of ...
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841 views

Can registered ECC memory go into a desktop mother board?

Can registered ECC memory typically go into a desktop mother board? I don't really need ECC RAM, but the reason for asking is that I'm looking at a mother board that has 4 memory slots and supports ...
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329 views

How to select right ram module for MB Asrock Wolfdale 1333-D667

Detailed Here is my system specs. (For motherboard details, click here) I want to upgrade my systems memory. As you see on item specs page, this mainboard supports non-ECC, un-buffered memory. ...
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How do desktop, laptop and handheld personal computers deal with ocasional RAM data corruption?

It is not a secret that spontaneous stored data corruption (like a bit flip) is not a frequent but still pretty possible event in normal SDRAM (including DDR 1/2/3/4 SDRAM) operation. Servers and ...
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ECC registered vs ECC unbuffered

I would like to build a storage server (based on GNU/Linux or FreeBSD) which will be on all the time. To prevent data corruption (which is unlikely to happen as I never had such a problem, but better ...
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529 views

Is server memory worth the extra cost for desktops? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I use ECC RAM for the next computer I build? From what I understand, server memory contains extra integrity checks which rasies the cost (and stability) of the ...
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912 views

Difference between regular RAM and ECC RAM [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I use ECC RAM for the next computer I build? How often does regular RAM make a mistake? Generally speaking, what are the odds of it actually impacting anything ...
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ECC RAM for server(s)

I have a few (mini)servers (1xAMD E-350 & 1xIntel i5-2500k) running 24/7 that don't support ECC RAM. However I will store data mostly on dedicated servers with AMD AM3(+) CPUs which support ECC ...
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Can I buy an ECC SDRAM, or do I have to buy non-ECC SDRAM?

I'm helping a relative of mine with computer maintenance. She has a Compaq Presario 5000 (10yrs old) and it's slow. My first thing was to look at the memory -- it has only 512MB, but its maximum ...
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ECC RAM in GA-G33M-DS2R? Or any Gigabyte/G33M motherboard?

I'm looking to retire a server which has 12GB of ECC DDR2 RAM. I'd like to upgrade my multi-purpose machine (firewall, file server, VM host for Windows Home Server, etc.) using the RAM from the ...
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Upgrading memory on the mac - how to solve problems that may arise

The info I could find from Apple about this, helps nothing and Apple Brazil doesn't sell memory (despite being at least 3x more expensive than regular Apple) so I don't know how to buy official ...
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Server works with either ECC or non-ECC ram but not both (manual requires unbuffered)?

I have a server that came with two sticks of 2GB PC2-6400 ECC ram (Hyundai). We also bought two sticks of Corsair CM2x2048-6400C5C (PC2-6400). So I installed all 4 sticks and the machine started ...
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Is PC2700 ECC backwards compatible with PC2100 ECC?

Because if it's not, it should be! I'm trying to get 2 x 1GB PC2700 ECC Registered DDR333 DIMMs (Micron brand) to work in my computer, but it won't POST: the computer starts, fans and hard drive spin ...
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Can I use non-ECC memory in a machine that already has some DDR2 ECC memory?

I have a developer workstation that has registered DDR2 ECC DIMMs already installed. I'm planning on getting some more RAM. Can I add memory modules that aren't ECC and/or registered? I mean, does the ...
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Is there a certain or measurable advantage to using ECC RAM in a desktop PC?

I fuss a lot over building stable machines -- in that I absolutely hate crashes, reboots, funny behaviour, etc. -- and so error-correcting a.k.a. ECC RAM would seem to solve a big problem: memory ...