View Full Version : ECC vs. non-ECC memory
04-04-2001, 03:40 AM
I'm looking to buy a 256 stick of Micron PC2100 ddr, and the ECC version is only about $10 more than non-ECC. Assuming the mobo supports ECC, is there any disadvantage or pitfalls to using it, or is it just wasted money?
04-04-2001, 03:48 AM
I think its a tad slower (probably wrong though)
04-04-2001, 07:27 AM
Heh, BIG disadvantage to using it if your mb doesn't support it. I have an Asus a7m266 and, even though AMD states you can use it, when I enabled ecc in the bios, I couldn't even get a vid post. Everything locked down, hard. After I reset the cmos it is working fine. Albeit not in ecc mode...
04-04-2001, 11:38 AM
Sounds to me like I'd be better off with non-ECC and a couple six packs of Blue Ribbon.
04-04-2001, 11:02 PM
How about one sixer of Heineken? lol!
04-05-2001, 12:08 AM
Screw beer, hard liquor is where its at
Pass me another Kamakazi!
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