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Discussion in 'General Hardware Issues' started by Clams, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    After testing it and consulting a bigger geek than I - it's determined that my 2 gigs of PC3200 DDR 400 memory are also ECC (error correcting) memory and my MoBo just plain don't want that. <sigh>

    Pisser is... is that ECC memory is actually more valuable than the regular stuff on the open memory market, even if it won't work in a lot of generic (non hi-end server type) motherboards.

    So........... anyone wanna swap?? 4 identical 512's for 4 identical 512's ??

  2. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    A lot of motherboards don't even have 4 slots for RAM, most have 2. I wonder for the heck of it if either of my motherboards support it.
  3. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    Very few MOBO's use ECC RAM. It requires a special chipset that most MOBO's do not have. There is a forum called PCMech that has a For Sale section. I get rid of a lot of use stuff there.