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Asus Sabertooth X58 ideas?

A friend at work gave me a Sabertooth X58. I would like to get it running again and thinking about a Xeon and ECC RAM to keep it on the cheap. I am still at work and haven't had a chance to research anything yet. Looking for ideas and cheap parts from the community.

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ECC RAM is only useful if you're gonna use it as an actual server or for workloads that are heavily reliant on precision, like particle modeling and such.

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Or for the lolz... Fixing something like that up, would be just for fun I would gues.

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47 minutes ago, Dutch-stoner said:

Or for the lolz... Fixing something like that up, would be just for fun I would gues.

Exactly. Its just something to play with for a bit and probably try to sell for no profit. It looks like ECC RAM is considerably cheaper on ebay.

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OK, I just bought an E5640 on ebay for $14.95. Now I just have to research RAM.

 

I have read that Asus X58 boards have ECC options in BIOS. I have also read that registered and unbuffered have both worked for some folks.

 

Please share any first hand info you can.

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OK, I ordered 6x4GB ECC Registered RAM Here for $25, because I did read reports of it running on Sabertooth x 58 motherboards.

 

Here is a photo of the board with the box, books, and driver disc.

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4 hours ago, Energycore said:

ECC RAM is only useful if you're gonna use it as an actual server or for workloads that are heavily reliant on precision, like particle modeling and such.

I understand that ECC RAM is designed for this purpose. I also understand that if it'll work, ECC registered RAM is dirt cheep on the used market.

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6 hours ago, asand1 said:

I understand that ECC RAM is designed for this purpose. I also understand that if it'll work, ECC registered RAM is dirt cheep on the used market.

For any chance to get ECC running a desktop board you need "UNREGISTERED (unbuffered)" ECC, rdimms will 100% not work.

 

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5 hours ago, SLAYR said:

For any chance to get ECC running a desktop board you need "UNREGISTERED (unbuffered)" ECC, rdimms will 100% not work.

While I concede that that is the consensus, I have also read two first hand accounts of registered ECC RAM running in X58 boards with Xeons. For $25 It is a gamble I am willing to take.

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Apparently I never followed up on this thread. I installed registered/buffered ECC RAM and it DID NOT work.

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