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I know that my memory is not ECC, but if I enabled it in the BIOS, would it make "Non-ECC memory into ECC Memory?"
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Disable ECC, improve speed WEI get 7.9 . Correct me if wrong Dude
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WEI Means nothing though, it's unrealistic
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why u want to do that? it should be set to the right stuff automatically..only on the Sabertooth is it not right.
 
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

why u want to do that? it should be set to the right stuff automatically..only on the Sabertooth is it not right.

It was on by default, I have the option to enable it or disable it, doesn't give me any other advanced ECC options though, like scrub etc....
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Originally Posted by Atomfix View Post

I know that my memory is not ECC, but if I enabled it in the BIOS, would it make "Non-ECC memory into ECC Memory?"

Nope.

ECC RAM is server memory and that tends to be the same or even slower than desktop RAM. The good thing about ECC sticks is that you don't get as many errors with it since it's a self-correcting kind of RAM vs desktop RAM which isn't. ECC is used in servers and critical applications such as a machine in a hospital or electric powerplant for example.

Leaving ECC enabled could slowdown your RAM clockspeed so just disable it in the BIOS and clock it up, it's really not anything to worry about.
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Thanks for clearing it up for me thumb.gif I left it enabled when I was benching, not sure if it kept me more stable or not.
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