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Microsoft to "encourage" use of ECC memory for Vista

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http://www.tgdaily.com/2006/02/06/ecc_for_vista/
Today, ECC technology is very rare in desktop and notebook computers as the technology commands a higher price than their standard counterpart: For example, 1 GB ECC DDR-333 are priced 56% higher than non-ECC devices ($97 and $62, respectively), according to Pricewatch.com. The difference for 2 GB DDR-400 modules is 79%. In the DDR2 space, the premium climbs to more than 90% in most segments. ECC also has an impact on system performance as especially the ECC's RAM check consumes significant time when booting a computer. Overall, ECC memory is generally believed to be about 1% to 3% slower than memory modules without the extra circuitry.
Vista is just gonna be a pain. I'm not even excited about it anymore.
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It might be revolutionary.
And be the ultimate stable os (From microsoft lol).
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Ah.. Yet again.. Screw Vista. Ill wait till something decent comes out from microsoft to get a new OS, until then im sticking with my Windows XP.
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So anyone in here got ecc memory? is it good?(No errors )
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Its slow.
Mainly meant for servers.
So it would not be good for gamers etc.
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Sounds like M$ has an agenda...
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Who cares? We all build our own compys
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post #8 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by tweako_420
Its slow.
Mainly meant for servers.
So it would not be good for gamers etc.
Agreed Im so sticking with Windows XP until Microsoft bring out something half decent.
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But remember, they are just recomending it. Its not a requirement. The ECC may be good for business computers and a computer for an average computer. But for gamers, I think we'll be sticking to just plain ol' DDR
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True that.
Just like they are recomending ATI.
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