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November 28, 2010 11:24:43 AM

Hello, I am looking at putting together a PC rig for gaming, have all the components picked out except the ram, and had a question about using ECC ram in a non-ECC motherboard. Currently getting an Asus Sabretooth x58 mobo and intel i7 950. the ram in question would be 1066 ecc dimms pulled from a friend's dead mac pro.
so, is the ecc ram usable with the above motherboard (not neccessarily as ecc ram, just as normal), or do i need to go out and purchase new ram?

thanks for all the help!

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November 28, 2010 7:12:20 PM

It should work, especially if it's unbuffered. Ecc will run in many boards, but registered ram may not. Try it before ordering any more ram. I'm using mac pro ram in my desktop board mixed with regular 1066 non ecc ram. The mac pro ram is rated at 1098, but it will also run at 1066.
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August 31, 2011 8:30:00 PM

o1die said:
It should work, especially if it's unbuffered. Ecc will run in many boards, but registered ram may not. Try it before ordering any more ram. I'm using mac pro ram in my desktop board mixed with regular 1066 non ecc ram. The mac pro ram is rated at 1098, but it will also run at 1066.


I can confirm that I use 24GB ECC hynix PC2-10600R on sabertooth X58. It works perfectly
with Xeon E5520!!
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August 31, 2011 8:50:25 PM

i ended up trying the mac pro ram, and it wouldn't POST, so i just purchased ram. with ram prices what they are, it didn't seem worth the hassle.

thanks, though!
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