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  1. #1

    is the ecc ram really better than ddr2 ?

    Hi,


    when the server is host by xeon server,

    it always is with ecc ram, and the price will be more expensive.



    if the server is core2duo,and the ram is ddr2,is extra fee of the additional ram are more cheaper,


    for performance and stable,

    is the ecc ram really better than ddr2 ?




    Thanks

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    ECC RAM is always more expensive and tends to be a little slower than standard RAM. The benefit of ECC RAM is that if processing any single bit errors it will correct them, which can potentially prevent an application from crashing. I'm going to have to trust that ECC RAM actually does its job, but the truth is you would probably never notice if it was doing a job or not, and larger errors will not be correctable via the ECC. You do not need ECC RAM, but you may want it if the cost isn't a big deal to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFerrier View Post
    and you can always have DDR2-ECC anyways, but in the end the difference really isn't there
    Hi,


    can you tell more?


    thanks

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    A decent server will allways have ECC Reg, regardless of DDR or DDR2. If it does not take ECC Reg memeory then it's just not a proper server.. even the lowliest entry level servers take ECC.

    Mind you, it's a lot more expensive then "host what you brung" boxes that take standard desktop memory.

    Ecc is allso allways installed in matched pairs.
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    DDR2 comes in ECC or non-ECC versions. You might be comparing older ECC RAM with newer non-ECC RAM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bqinternet View Post
    DDR2 comes in ECC or non-ECC versions. You might be comparing older ECC RAM with newer non-ECC RAM.
    Yes,can you give me some suggestion?


    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by billmiko View Post
    Yes,can you give me some suggestion?


    thanks
    goto Newegg.com do some basic research, you will see DDR ECC, DDR2 ECC and none ECC sticks. You will see the speed and price difference...
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