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why workstation pc like mac pro uses ecc memory?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

why workstation pc like mac pro uses ecc memory?

why wouldn't they use higher speed ram are available in non ecc memory

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cause the users don't want the posibility of memory errors. With normal ram there is no garantee that ram is correct, and programs assume ram is correct, so there are oscianal issues.

 

And for those uses, reliability, repeatability, and stability is more important than a bit more speed.

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2 minutes ago, jumbo9i0 said:

why workstation pc like mac pro uses ecc memory?

why wouldn't they use higher speed ram are available in non ecc memory

Because people who need workstations like Mac Pro prefer redundancy and safety over a little extra speed.


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This depends on your mac pro. If you have a Mac pro 6,1 and earlier, you can actually use non-ECC memory if you want to. But ECC DDR3 is super cheap these days so I would suggest not bothering for a fre hundred extra MHz.

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1 minute ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

cause the users don't want the posibility of memory errors. With normal ram there is no garantee that ram is correct, and programs assume ram is correct, so there are oscianal issues.

 

And for those uses, reliability, repeatability, and stability is more important than a bit more speed.

do memory error happen most of the time at the project they work on?

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Just now, jumbo9i0 said:

do memory error happen most of the time at the project they work on?

The problem with not having ecc is you have no idea if there is a memory error.

 

But there are some papers out there that look at this, If I remember right, most ram sticks have almost no errors, a few have a few errors a year, and small amount have a lot of errors. Those sticks with a few errors a year go unnoticed. Probably not needed for things like video editing, but for man compuer uses, you don't want the posibility fo a error.

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3 minutes ago, jumbo9i0 said:

do memory error happen most of the time at the project they work on?

There are some projects that any reduction in probability for things to go wrong are worth everything/anything because having to do redo parts/all just isn't an option


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