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post #41 of 49
Wait, were you using non-ECC/non-unbuffered RAM in the first place...?

The buffers provide a register between the memory and the memory controller
And the ECC provides a checksum control system for 1-bit error corrections

Both can be essential depending on the CPU/MB combo...

PS: Congratulations you got it working!
Edited by dushan24 - 9/14/12 at 6:44pm
    
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post #42 of 49
He may have been using ecc registered memory, which is not supported on any of the socket 1155 server boards. They only support and work with unbuffered ecc memory. I found out the hard way myself as well smile.gif.
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Yep, I was using ECC registered memory, but it apparently was not unbuffered.

I obviously don't know enough about memory. Had no idea it was laughable to try registered memory on a 1155 server board.
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Originally Posted by MudBoat View Post

Yep, I was using ECC registered memory, but it apparently was not unbuffered.
I obviously don't know enough about memory. Had no idea it was laughable to try registered memory on a 1155 server board.

RAM is either ECC or non-ECC. Also, it is either registered (buffered) or unbuffered (un-registered)tongue.gif.
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ECC = allows memory to correct some errors
Registered (buffered) = allows more DIMMs to be installed in a system

Both decrease performance and have higher costs.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

ECC = allows memory to correct some errors
Registered (buffered) = allows more DIMMs to be installed in a system

Both decrease performance and have higher costs.

but allows higher ram amounts and lowers the chance of data corruption.
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post #47 of 49
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Thanks for the clarification!

I've never had issues with RAM, even on new builds, so I've never given it much thought. This is helpful info!
post #48 of 49
ecc isn't very important for home builds or even for number crunching servers, but for data servers it is a must. will you really kick your self over +2-5$ per gb as you would if you lose everything stored on it? unlikely. still, this isn't a file server so you decided for your self. support for ecc in the main difference between xeons and i-series procs.
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Well, at least you learned something...

PS: Hopefully this never happens again, but if it does, please post EVERY detail about your parts so we can better help you, this issue would probably have been solved earlier if you did smile.gif

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