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vista will generaly use ECC ram????

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i just stumbled across this article as i was searching the web and it says
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Microsoft confirmed to TG Daily that it will "encourage" system builders to use Error Checking and Correction (ECC) memory modules for Vista computers - rather than the standard DDR devices common in desktop and notebook computers today. Currently, ECC is mainly used in servers and workstations and will not be a Vista requirement, but the technology may increase the stability of the OS.
this maybe be old but i thought it was interesting and when i searched nothing showed up. Well for me it's just another reason not to buy pre built computers because unless you are using optys or xeons there is no real need for ECC ram is there? I hope manufacturers don't go along with this...

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post #2 of 17
No wayyyy. If ECC was needed for vista microsoft would be chopping off their own heads. ECC is sooo expensive not to mention slower than conventional non-ecc ram.


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ECC does have it's advantages, but I'll agree with you that it should not be neccesay for a desktop user. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out.
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could ECC ram become cheaper if more people bought it though???
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If anything it would go up because of the demand for it.
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Well I think ECC is more expensive because it costs more to produce, not because its not popular.
    
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and not to mention that alot of corparations are going to be using it more since they have alot more sensative data to keep safe.
 
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post #8 of 17
corporations*.....

They already use it. it's called NECESSARY for server motherboards....lol

Anyways, the only reason Microsoft is recommending that, is cause it will cut down on the infamous BSOD issues...
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post #9 of 17
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Anyways, the only reason Microsoft is recommending that, is cause it will cut down on the infamous BSOD issues...
Don't think that will happen anytime soon...
    
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Don't think that will happen anytime soon...
well it will help with ram related BSODs....
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