Ram Question 1.25 GB mixed ecc and non ecc or 1GB Non-ecc

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  1. ___DJK___

    ___DJK___ New Member

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    I just recently purchased a Dell 400SC. It came with 2x128 pc3200 ecc ram. I purchased an additional 2x512 pc3200 non-ecc ram. Not knowing the ram that came with the machine was ecc, i installed both sets into the PC utilizing the dual channel configuration. Upon going into the bios, I observed that the ram is only running at 333mhz vs 400mhz, but is running in dual channel. I took out the 2x128 ecc ram and now its running at 400mhz.

    My question is, will the machine perform better with more ram at a slower speed or will I be better off taking out the ECC ram and only running the 1GB at 400mhz?

    Thanks
     
  2. Dwight Schrute

    Dwight Schrute New Member

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    Run the 1GB at 400MHz, much better than 1.25 at 333.

    1GB is plenty for just about everyone, unless you're doing some serious video editing or something similar.
     
  3. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    not good to mix the two types of ram. I'm guessing that once your mobo actually hits those extra sticks of ram with some data, you might have problems.
     
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    127.0.0.1 New Member

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    the whole point of ECC is to fix ram errors, and if part of your ram has no errors, and another part does...you will be looking as some major fucking problems

    go with the gig of non-ecc, unless you run a server, you dont need it
     
  5. j_nx

    j_nx master of the universe!

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    i didn't know that ecc worked with non ecc.....
     
  6. affende

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    1 GB ecc

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  7. ___DJK___

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    Thanks for the replies. I will stick with the 1gb of non ecc and ebay the rest.
     

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