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Will SB-E support ECC RAM?

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Simple question, will the consumer Sandy Bridge-E processors support ECC RAM?

I'm looking at getting a new workstation for my work PC and I want to wait until Sandy Bridge-E launches next month because I could really use one of the new 6-core models. But I require a lot of RAM and greatly prefer ECC for stability. It seems the server variants of SB-E (Xeon E5) don't launch until sometime 1H 2012, but I'm 100% sure those will support ECC but that's potentially a very long wait.

Personally I think Intel needs to start supporting ECC on consumer chips. X79 will support 64 GB RAM and if you had that much RAM and actually used it ECC would be pretty much required anyway.
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[EDIT] scratch that,[/EDIT]

No, Probably not. Only the server variants traditionally support ECC RAM. You would also need to get a workstation/server board in order to get ECC RAM support.
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