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What's Ecc

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#1 repairman


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Posted 01 August 2007 - 04:10 PM

I've been look at memory for my computer and I found what I was looking for except at the end of the description it would have SDRAM non-ECC. I would like to know what the non-ECC means?

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 04:49 PM

ECC is an error checking thing with RAM, and is usually only used in RAM for Servers. Non-ECC is just non-error checking, and is used for normal computers as most MoBo's are not compatible with it...

See here.

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 07:40 PM

Non-ECC is what you want on your computer, ECC as the article explains is primarily used in servers, what may not be clear is that it has an extra chip that checks for errors and consiquently is slower.

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