ECC ram vs. non-ECC
I'm shopping eBay for some new ram for one of my computers and I'm getting conflicting information. The user manual for my Asus ME-99VM motherboard says:
In contrast, I have seen a couple of statements similar to this on eBay:
- "The SiS chipset does not support ECC. However, ECC memory modules may still be used, but the ECC function will not be available."
So which is right? Thanks for your input.
- "Now you need to make sure your computer (motherboard) will take ECC memory. If your motherboard takes non-ECC (non-error checking) this ECC stick will not work in there."
Maybe you could check with SiS themselves, on their website? I always thought ECC & non-ECC memory were not interchangeable. I know SiS does more of those things (making chipsets with AGP & PCI-E 16x support, stuff like that), so I presume it's a special feature for that chipset. But I did some googling, and apparently some chipsets do support both. The difference between ECC & non-ECC is the extra chip on the ECC DIMM. But I suppose they have the same pin-out, no?