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ECC vs. Non-ECC

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by deuce, Nov 25, 2001.

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  1. deuce

    deuce Thread Starter

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    Is it worth it to have ECC ram?... or does it not make much of a difference? Can you use them both at the same time? I am almost positive you can't... but I'm just asking anyway. I'm only wondering because I am getting more ram soon and won't need what is in here now... so if it is worth getting ecc than I am going to get it now when I get new ram.
     
  2. brianF

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    Not unless your running a server, ECC is really only needed with servers, as far as mix and match, I don't think so.
    Also ECC is actually a little slower than non ECC
     
  3. deuce

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    Ok thanks I won't get it. I don't think they mix n'match but there wouldn't be reason to anyway.
     
  4. SavvyLady

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    I just bought a Sony VAIO - w/ PC800 RDRAM... turns out to be RAMBUS. The most confusing part about it was determining which I needed.. ECC or non-ECC , not that I knew what either was....
    But on the boot up screen ... the first page had mine listed... ( I had to click pause to be able to read it ) & it was non-ECC...... If it had not been for that being listed their, I may not know yet which I needed to order cause when I called Sony the tech I spoke with didn't know his butt from a whole in the ground. You can't tell from some of the sales sites either as I know at least 1 place I went in search of to buy , had it wrong also. So do be careful... especially if you have to use 2 sticks. ( a matching set or 2 separate purchases)

    Savvy :)


    PS... I have 128MB's onboard and am waiting to receive 2/64's ... I paid $51 including shipping on uBid
     
  5. deuce

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    Oh... if I didn't build myself I would have gotten a P4 VIAO too... but I built instead. (it went much better this time than last) Anyway, I was in the same position. I knew my RDRam was non-ecc but I am getting new ram and didn't know if I should switch to ecc. Someone was going to buy my current ram (2 - 64 mb sticks) but now I willl try to add what I have to the new stuff. It is a little annoying to have to mirror the slots, but oh well. I am just thinking though that I can get more $$ from the 2 64 mb sticks now, as I will soon not have room for them the next time I add more. What is even more annoying though is that in August I bought 128 mb RDRam for $110 (which is what it went for)... and now it goes for I think $36... at least RDRam is finally reasonable. I thought it would take a while, but I guess since RDRam didn't quite catch on prices are dropping. Oh well... I just guess that is the way it goes. :( :)
     
  6. SavvyLady

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    where did you get ot that cheap??

    I got mine on uBid & still cost me $42 plus $9 shipping ($51 )

    Is yours also 184 pin?

    Savvy :)
     
  7. deuce

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    As of Saturday 11/24/01:

    Samsung RDRam - 128mb PC-800 RIMM 184-pin $36<img src=http://forums.techguy.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=282840> plus $5 UPS shipping at Price Watch® from bananapc.com 626-839-1685 (CA) or toll-free 877-226-2623 - Price is for phone order only--mention Price Watch®. :) $10 cheaper than Ubid... :D
     

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  8. SavvyLady

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    Rub it in why don't ya...LOL

    Savvy :)
     
  9. deuce

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    LOL - :D Well ok... I guess I can rub it in some more but it was also for anyboby else that wanted it... :D
     
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