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W3520 + X58 + Reg/ECC ?

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Since the memory controller is on the CPU, is it possible to put registered/buffered ECC RAM into an Asus P6T (not WS!) X58 motherboard when using a Xeon W3520 processor and have the system find it? (although without providing any ECC-capabilities of course).

The motherboard is marked as "non-ECC" since it is originally designed to fit a Core i7 CPU, but there has been reports that it also works with a Xeon W3520, both being essentially the same CPU.

Reg/ECC RAM is currently almost a third of the price of non-ECC at 4GB; the goal is simply to fit as much RAM as possible (24GB) into the system.

Has anyone actually seen such a setup?
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