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Does non ECC Ram Work in A ECC ram mobo?

building a slightly older system and already have some non ECC 8gb sticks, but i have only really seen cheaper mobos with ECC Ram type.

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Depends on the board, some check to make sure there's ECC memory on board in order to boot, others couldn't care less. If you're looking at old Xeon E5 boards, odds are it needs ECC to turn on. 

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17 minutes ago, RONOTHAN## said:

Depends on the board, some check to make sure there's ECC memory on board in order to boot, others couldn't care less. If you're looking at old Xeon E5 boards, odds are it needs ECC to turn on. 

Got any cheap recommendations on X79 LGA 2011 Boards?

 

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10 minutes ago, TunaFishnSky said:

Got any cheap recommendations on X79 LGA 2011 Boards?

 

Not really. You're stuck either buying Chinese boards that are really hit or miss, or you're buying a used board that is likely towards the end of its life. 

 

Plus, X79 doesn't really make sense to buy anymore. The fastest CPU you can put on that socket (E5 2697 V2) will get matched in multi core performance by a modern i3 that has much better single core and next to no power draw. It makes sense for some servers since having a lot of threads helps, but even then unless you're doing a ton of virtualization there are so many better options. 

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21 minutes ago, RONOTHAN## said:

Not really. You're stuck either buying Chinese boards that are really hit or miss, or you're buying a used board that is likely towards the end of its life. 

 

Plus, X79 doesn't really make sense to buy anymore. The fastest CPU you can put on that socket (E5 2697 V2) will get matched in multi core performance by a modern i3 that has much better single core and next to no power draw. It makes sense for some servers since having a lot of threads helps, but even then unless you're doing a ton of virtualization there are so many better options. 

Theres used b350/450 and x370/470 boards for cheap and same goes for used zen(+) and zen2 which will nuke these old platforms single core wise while being ~the same price or nearly the same price

 

Best value isnt on x79 actually, x99 has some dirt cheap 16+ core xeons like e5 2683 v4 es, also ecc ddr4 is dirt cheap for <2666mhz, often times near the same price per gb as normal ddr3 though still abit more expensive than ecc ddr3

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10 hours ago, TunaFishnSky said:

building a slightly older system and already have some non ECC 8gb sticks, but i have only really seen cheaper mobos with ECC Ram type.

In general if the platform requires Registered (Buffered) ECC memory (RDIMM) then you can not use un-buffered DDR4 (UDIMM) but if the platform requires un-buffered ECC then you can use un-bufferred non-ECC DDR4 but that is typically only with the e3 Xeons.

 

If you however do want to play with some "big iron" the good news is that RDIMMs are quite inexpensive on the used market.

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