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July 24, 2005 2:32:05 PM

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I'm looking for a board (still in production) that will support ECC.
I have an Athlon Socket A 1.2G chip and 512MB of DDR ECC PC2100 ram
that outlived 2 MSI K7 Master boards. They need a new home.

Note; I made a similar post to pc-homebuilt to get recommendations
for other brand boards - if you see both posts -ignore the homebuilt.
I built a replacement system using the Abit KV7 and Barton 3000. I'm
well pleased with it - but of course it isn't ECC. I want to migrate
my data integrity critical stuff like Quicken and business apps to a
backend platform, and use the KV7 for surfing and web related apps.
1.2G is plenty good for the intended apps.
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 25, 2005 6:04:17 AM

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In article <u1q6e1pjog27otsrlqtvip6tr1llbs74dr@4ax.com>, me@mine.xxz
says...
> I'm looking for a board (still in production) that will support ECC.
> I have an Athlon Socket A 1.2G chip and 512MB of DDR ECC PC2100 ram
> that outlived 2 MSI K7 Master boards. They need a new home.
>

I've just done an advanced filter search on my main supplier's website
and they don't list a single Athlon mobo that supports ECC RAM.

Question: I was under the impression that you can use ecc RAM in a non
ecc mobo and it will run, just without error correction. I am not dead
cert on this, but ~fairly~ sure.

Alternative, see if you can find a athlon based server board. Maybe even
look at one of those that take one or two processors - they're much more
likely to support ECC. I saw a Tyan one listed not _that_ long ago, but
can't remember where, or what model exactly.

h.t.h. -Peter
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 25, 2005 8:28:04 AM

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On Mon, 25 Jul 2005 02:04:17 +1200, Peter Huebner
<no.one@this.address> wrote:

>In article <u1q6e1pjog27otsrlqtvip6tr1llbs74dr@4ax.com>, me@mine.xxz
>says...
>> I'm looking for a board (still in production) that will support ECC.
>> I have an Athlon Socket A 1.2G chip and 512MB of DDR ECC PC2100 ram
>> that outlived 2 MSI K7 Master boards. They need a new home.
>>
>
>I've just done an advanced filter search on my main supplier's website
>and they don't list a single Athlon mobo that supports ECC RAM.

What brand was that so I can take it off my to-do search list.

>Question: I was under the impression that you can use ecc RAM in a non
>ecc mobo and it will run, just without error correction. I am not dead
>cert on this, but ~fairly~ sure.

Near as I know (with the caveat that I've never actually done it) -
you can

>Alternative, see if you can find a athlon based server board. Maybe even
>look at one of those that take one or two processors - they're much more
>likely to support ECC. I saw a Tyan one listed not _that_ long ago, but
>can't remember where, or what model exactly.

That's a good idea, but if I were to do that I think I would step up
to a pair of AMD64's of some flavor. Run my apps and crank the hell
out of SETI :)  In the end, I may put the Athlon in non-ECC board and
play with Linux - I'm way overdue on that project.

Thanks for the comments.
>
>h.t.h. -Peter

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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 25, 2005 10:21:56 PM

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In article <pip8e15ts0kdbhfht6qbgv9dc7p1p5jloc@4ax.com>, me@mine.xxz
says...
> >
> >I've just done an advanced filter search on my main supplier's website
> >and they don't list a single Athlon mobo that supports ECC RAM.
>
> What brand was that so I can take it off my to-do search list.
>

From the top of my head the brands they carry are Asus, Abit, some few
Aopen, Gigabyte, Soltek, DFI, Albatron, Foxconn, few Intel, Leadtek,
Microstar, Tyan, VIA - that is going across all the CPU ranges, they
don't have every currently available model for every CPU.

-P.
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 25, 2005 10:21:57 PM

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On Mon, 25 Jul 2005 18:21:56 +1200, Peter Huebner
<no.one@this.address> wrote:

>In article <pip8e15ts0kdbhfht6qbgv9dc7p1p5jloc@4ax.com>, me@mine.xxz
>says...
>> >
>> >I've just done an advanced filter search on my main supplier's website
>> >and they don't list a single Athlon mobo that supports ECC RAM.
>>
>> What brand was that so I can take it off my to-do search list.
>>
>
>From the top of my head the brands they carry are Asus, Abit, some few
>Aopen, Gigabyte, Soltek, DFI, Albatron, Foxconn, few Intel, Leadtek,
>Microstar, Tyan, VIA - that is going across all the CPU ranges, they
>don't have every currently available model for every CPU.
>
>-P.
Many thanks - saves a bunch of time,
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!