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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2004

    Question Useing DDR Ram's For Xeon & Opterons ?


    is this possibe to use cheap ddr ram's for xeon & opterons ?

  2. #2
    Why would you want to use 'cheap ddr' on expensive servers? As in cheap, do you mean non-ECC registered or do you mean one of those cheap generic brands found on that carry little compatability?

  3. #3
    If your talking about regular ram, and not ECC, then I suggest not going the cheap way. The ram you see for really cheap, was weird module configuration, that works with only a few chip sets.

    At this point ram is so cheap, you can spend $20 more and a good brand, with great compatibility. has been having ram specials the last few weeks. 1 gigs of ram in 2x512 or 1x1024 for around $80 from corsair and Kingston

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    i just wana know which systems can support 16 or 32gb memory with non-ecc registerd memory !

    if you see price of 16gb ecc memory is $5000+ but non-ecc memory is less than $1500 !
    and for 32gb memory it will be $3000 vs $10000 !

  5. #5
    Well, that's because the larger the member module, the more useful ECC will be since as the module gets bigger, more room is left for error so the Error Correcting Code (ECC) will benefit you. On the ECC RAM, there are extra bits that are used to correct the data passing through.

  6. #6
    There are are several tyan boards with 8x ddr slots(for amd and intel). I havent used either of the boards I found, so Im not sure if they do ddr, and ecc ddr or not. But you can get muskin 2gig(2x1024)sticks of ram for $250 a peice. or a single 2 gig stick is like $440

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Opteron design has ECC everything inside the chip for reliaility. If you want to use non-ecc ram, you may as well just use athlon64, I think athlon64 x2 4200 is perfect for web server. inexpensive and ultra performance.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Most higher end server boards wont use non ECC.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    I believe I read somewhere that ECC is required for multiple CPU systems. Registered ram is also very, very important.

  10. #10
    You can get 16GB Registered ECC DDR400 Corsair RAM for under $2500, and the extra cost involved is well worth it - the failure rate of "cheap" RAM is not worth it in a server with 16GB RAM.
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