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can I mix ECC and NON ECC RAM in a server? or must it be one or the other?
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If you put non-ECC ram in with ECC, then the ECC features get disabled for every stick of ram, so no.
 
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Originally Posted by sciencegey View Post

If you put non-ECC ram in with ECC, then the ECC features get disabled for every stick of ram, so no.

cool. guess ill go pull more sticks of non ECC then. cause im so not using 512mb sticks of ECC ram in my servers
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can I mix ECC and NON ECC RAM in a server? or must it be one or the other?

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If you put non-ECC ram in with ECC, then the ECC features get disabled for every stick of ram, so no.

Got the same answer from another web page:
Quote:
Mixing non-ECC memory with an ECC system will hinder the error-checking and correcting capability of your memory modules. While your system might still function, the improved features of the ECC modules will not be active.

http://www.ask.com/question/can-you-mix-ecc-memory-with-non-ecc
    
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