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ECC & Non-ECC RAM Question

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by CDH, Sep 24, 2008.

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  1. CDH

    CDH Thread Starter

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    Hi to all here.

    I have a Matsonic MS8308EP board & Crucial Scan says that it only
    accepts Non-ECC RAM. However I am currently running my PC with ECC RAM installed which WinXP correctly recognises as 2 x 512 sticks. Since it is obviously working should I leave well alone or will it damage my PC using these sticks.
    The sticks of RAM currently installed are :
    2 x 512Mb - Samsung PC133R ECC SDRAM M390S6450AT1-C75


    I am thouroughly confused & bewildered by the intricacies of memory & would appreciate any help you can offer.

    Regards,
    CDH
     
  2. ChRoNo16

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    It shouldn't cause harm, your ECC features just wont happen if the machine only uses Non ECC.
     
  3. loserOlimbs

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    It also will cause your system to run just a little slower than it would with non-ECC RAM.
     
  4. ChRoNo16

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    I believe any change would be barely noticeable if at all. I could br wrong though
     
  5. CDH

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    Thanks for all replies. I’m going to build a server now with that board & put those sticks in it. I’m sure there won’t be any problems now you’ve explained it but I’ll keep you updated if there are any.



    Once again, thanks



    CDH
     
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