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Malabooboo
09-14-2002, 12:04 PM
Probably a dumb question to you guys: what's the difference between ECC ram and non ECC ram?

I'm looking to buy 256 megs of ram for an asus a7s333 mobo, and was wondering if it would take both types of memory.

RDR
09-14-2002, 09:04 PM
I'm not familiar with the motherboard you mentioned - but I doubt it supports ECC RAM. ECC is really only necessary in very high end workstations and medium to large scale servers - and even in some of those applications the benefits are dubious.
Stick with good quality unbuffered, nonparity.

Malabooboo
09-15-2002, 01:00 AM
thanks for clearing that up for me!

<a href="http://www.buy.com/retail/computers/product.asp?sku=10330704&loc=15908"><font color="blue">this</font></a> will work right? (i'm on a tight budget)

RDR
09-18-2002, 09:44 AM
I'm not real familiar with Viking Ram - you might want to look here
www.crucial.com
An unbuffered nonparity 256MB dimm of PC2100 is $63 w/free 2nd day shipping - so the cost will be comparable & Crucial is always top quality

bigjackusa
09-18-2002, 12:44 PM
Ecc ram is "error correction code" ram. Here's a link to an article that will explain this and more about ram.

http://computers.cnet.com/hardware/0-1103-8-6220389-4.html

Malabooboo
09-24-2002, 04:07 PM
wow, great information--thanks guys for your help.