Memory ECC or Non-ECC

  Hofnar 14:54 22 Nov 05
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Having just bought DDR 512 MB PC2700 (64x64)memory I now see that there are 9 chips on the module.(ECC) As my present set-up has only 8 chips and is thus Non-ECC (non-parity), will it be alright to install the new memory next to the present ones? Or can it do damage?

  interzone55 15:16 22 Nov 05

ECC (Error Correcting Code) RAM is normally only used in servers. It is significatly more expensive than standard non-ECC RAM.

Unfortunately it cannot be used alongside non-ECC RAM, and may not even work on your motherboard at all.

  Hofnar 15:56 22 Nov 05

Thanks for that alan14. It was the one Question I hadn't asked in the shop. Back it'll go! Fotunately I had not opened the container.
Thanks a lot.

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