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Originally Posted by {core2duo}werd View Post
i just stumbled across this article as i was searching the web and it says


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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There's segments of the computer market that need fault tolerance more than 10fps extra in a game. If ECC was cheap enough, and a descent motherboard would support it, I'd use it in a graphics workstation -- especially when working on 100+MB graphics files. Memory errors can be rampant working on large files, and 1 minute backups are a waste of disk space. In transitional environments (i.e., sales), ECC is even required.

MS is gearing more for business clients, and businesses do need fault tolerance -- running a RAID 5 system on unregistered memory in itself is stupid, as fault tolerance needs to be across the board to be effective.
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well it will help with ram related BSODs....
That makes more sense... RAM related...
    
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Well I think ECC is more expensive because it costs more to produce, not because its not popular.
If it did get popular, RAM manufacturers would find faster, cheaper and more efficient ways to produce the chips. So it would get cheaper, but of course not overnight.
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well it will help with ram related BSODs....
The real question now is whether or not MS knowingly left possible RAM errors in the code, but rather than correct them, offered ECC RAM as a quick fix. That's a whole lot of heresay on my part, but it'll be interesting to see how it plays out.
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Or other application makers. MS can only be responsible for it's OS, not other apps -- and some are just doggy with bugs. With Vista rolling out, more so because not many software vendors have drivers/apps ready for it's release.
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Is this just Microsoft trying to compensate for flaws in the OS? It kind of worries me.
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I don't care what they say about what RAM I should use. I'm going to use what I want to use.
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