Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: ECC on X79 Extreme 4-M




  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    uk
    Posts
    4

    Default ECC on X79 Extreme 4-M

    Hi guys
    I am very interested in building a new mini server with a powerful matx board
    Asrock X79 Extreme 4-M is the only choice on the market, which is officially support ECC memory
    However I check the bios but cannot find any ECC settings, how to know if it is working?
    according to the CPU support, most of the E5 2600 V2 and E5 1600 V2 are not supported, but i think they will work right?
    the only concern is i am not sure if they can work with ECC memory in ECC mode
    It would be grateful if i can have a solid answer.

    That is what i plan:
    CPU: E5 1620 V2
    Memory: ELPIDA 8G 2R*8 unbuffered ECC DDR3

    will they work with the MB? can the MEMORY RUN IN ECC MODE? how to confirm?
    thank you for reading my question

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    uk
    Posts
    4

    Default Re: ECC on X79 Extreme 4-M

    is it the official ASROCK support website?
    I assume some one will answer me...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    2,675

    Default Re: ECC on X79 Extreme 4-M

    No, this is for the most part, 99%, a User Supported Forum

    I suggest for your unsupported E5 2600 and 1600 questions to direct them to ASRock Tech Support using THIS link.
    #1 - Please, when seeking help, enter the make and model of ALL parts that your system is comprised of in your Signature, or at least the model #'s in your System Specs, then "Save' it.
    ____If you are overclocking, underclocking, or undervolting any parts, informing us of this and their values would prove beneficial in helping you.

    #2 - G.Skill RAM Configurator for your boardSamsung Memory for your boardLatest AMD Chipset Drivers/WindowsLatest AMD Graphics Drivers/WindowsLatest Intel Drivers

    #3 - Please use the eXtreme Outer Vision Power Supply Calculator found HERE to determine if it might be your PSU at issue.
    ____Consider your PSU to be the foundation from which all else is built upon. Anything built upon a weak foundation is poorly built.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    usa
    Posts
    373

    Default Re: ECC on X79 Extreme 4-M

    **** All *** ASRock LGA 2011 Motherboards support EEC server memory when running a Xeon CPU.


    Supports DDR3 ECC, un-buffered memory with Intel® Workstation 1S Xeon® processors

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    uk
    Posts
    4

    Default Re: ECC on X79 Extreme 4-M

    Quote Originally Posted by odiebugs View Post
    **** All *** ASRock LGA 2011 Motherboards support EEC server memory when running a Xeon CPU.


    Supports DDR3 ECC, un-buffered memory with Intel® Workstation 1S Xeon® processors
    How can i confirm if they work in ECC mode?
    As I know un-buffered ECC memory are capable with normal motherboard, but not in ECC mode

  6. #6
    parsec's Avatar
    parsec is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Third stone from the sun
    Posts
    4,824

    Default Re: ECC on X79 Extreme 4-M

    There are very few ways that at best only indicate ECC might be working. While your question seems reasonable, it is like asking how to verify that the L2 or L3 cache in a CPU is being used, or working.

    Part of the problem is memory working with ECC active, like any of the many other error correcting methods that are constantly in use in all computers, is assumed to be working and has no indicator that it is active.

    For example, how do you know that the error correction capabilities built into the Internet and Ethernet connections are active and working at any given time? If you've spent any time at all researching this, you know that an official method of confirming that ECC is operating does not exist.

    A BIOS option to enable or disable ECC error correction can only turn it on or off, it does not test that it is happening.

    The Memtest86+ program can apparently test if ECC is supported, enabled, and functioning. But since ECC support depends upon the CPU, memory, and mother board (chipset), it is possible that very new hardware won't be supported for ECC checking by Memtest86+.

    If the CPU, memory, and mother board support ECC memory, and those three components are compatible with each other, then the ECC function should be working.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    uk
    Posts
    4

    Default Re: ECC on X79 Extreme 4-M

    Quote Originally Posted by parsec View Post
    There are very few ways that at best only indicate ECC might be working. While your question seems reasonable, it is like asking how to verify that the L2 or L3 cache in a CPU is being used, or working.

    Part of the problem is memory working with ECC active, like any of the many other error correcting methods that are constantly in use in all computers, is assumed to be working and has no indicator that it is active.

    For example, how do you know that the error correction capabilities built into the Internet and Ethernet connections are active and working at any given time? If you've spent any time at all researching this, you know that an official method of confirming that ECC is operating does not exist.

    A BIOS option to enable or disable ECC error correction can only turn it on or off, it does not test that it is happening.

    The Memtest86+ program can apparently test if ECC is supported, enabled, and functioning. But since ECC support depends upon the CPU, memory, and mother board (chipset), it is possible that very new hardware won't be supported for ECC checking by Memtest86+.

    If the CPU, memory, and mother board support ECC memory, and those three components are compatible with each other, then the ECC function should be working.
    How about Xeon E3 + ECC with Z87 MB? the memory controller is in CPU, not in Z87, Then should I asssume the ecc is working?

  8. #8
    parsec's Avatar
    parsec is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Third stone from the sun
    Posts
    4,824

    Default Re: ECC on X79 Extreme 4-M

    No Z87 boards have ECC memory support. The Xeon processors have the memory controller on the CPU too. The ECC spec states chipset support

    Frankly, you need to ask Intel directly what you need for ECC memory to work. What I tell you and what you may think or what "should work" does not matter at all compared to what Intel tells you.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •