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Which 8GB sticks of ECC can clock the highest?

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Hi,

I am trying to find 8GB sticks of ECC memory for my SR-2 build.

My SR-2 needs to run the memory at 1700, 1750, or 1800 in order to use the proper Bclk settings I need and the 1:10 memory speed ratio.

Do you guys know of any extra special 8GB ECC modules capable of overclocking from 1600 to 1700, or to even 1800? Or higher! Most desirable would be 2000.

There's a number of different 8GB ECC-1600 options on newegg.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007952%20600006074%20600006050%20600006127&IsNodeId=1&name=DDR3%201600%20%28PC3%2012800%29&Order=PRICE&Pagesize=100
...but none higher than 1600. And they have no heat spreaders!

I have no way of knowing which ones will actually overclock best, short of buying every module and trying them all out.

I need the overclocking to work, because if I don't use 1:10 ratio then I will have to turn the memory down to a 1:6 ratio.

I know other people have OC'd their ECC up to 1800 with full stability, cause they got working modules.

Which 8GB ECC sticks are extra special?

Thanks!
post #2 of 5
Generally with error correcting memory you don't want to start pushing them otherwise you defeat the purpose of them (as they can introduce errors) - do you absolutely need ECC memory? If not, there are plenty of kits out there rated higher, and if so, for what purpose?
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Doesn't the SR-2 take non-ecc sticks?

"12×240pin DDR3 800/1066/1333 ECC or Non ECC "

If SR-2 only takes ECC, that's a valid question. Otherwise, don't go ECC if you don't have to. Instead of failing at prime-95 when stability testing, you might still be getting errors that are fixed by the ECC hardware. Not ideal.
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SR-2 takes non-ECC.
But I specifically want ECC, if I can find the good ECC modules.

Some ECC sticks have been known to overclock.
Meaning the actual speed they are truly capable of is 1866 without any errors.
In my case, modules rated for 1600 going to 1700, 1750, or possibly 1800 is not a major jump.
Some modules can do it perfectly. And that is what I want.

Some people have used these tools,
http://bluesmoke.sourceforge.net/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/edac-utils/
Which can give you an exact ECC correction-rate count,
to show that their ECC is not being pushed past its limits.

I can't get the same modules as them, because modules have changed over time.

So what I want is 8GB ECC sticks capable of running at 1866 without errors.

Thanks!
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and if so, for what purpose?

Simply because:

When I am installing 48 or 96 GB of memory,
there is no reason to purchase non-ECC modules if ECC modules are available for the specific memory speed my board+multiplier+memory divider needs to run at.

If I had an enthusiast box and CPU like the i7-4770 which can keep increasing memory speed, I would use G.Skill TridentX which is capable of running @ 2400 before even being overclocked.

But I am not doing that.
I have a fixed memory speed (1700 or 1750 or possibly 1800) -- so there is no reason to use non-ECC when the board supports ECC.

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Which 8GB ECC sticks are capable of running at 1866 without errors?

Thanks!
Edited by Re-ality - 6/22/13 at 2:04pm
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