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Do i need ECC mem for my laptop?

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  • Laptops
  • DDR2
  • Toshiba
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May 27, 2012 9:55:08 PM

laptop

Toshiba A505
4mb RAM
Nvada 310 (i beleave)
win 7 64bit
500GB HD

im planing to upgrade my ram to 8 GB its max. and i did not know whats the best mem to use... and if i even need ECC on it.. (looked up what ECC means already.. )

i looked on newegg and found the most sold 1 is

"Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Laptop Memory Model PSD28G800SK" 64% of users buy it.. but adding it can be trouble... (not easy to load in from what i see in the comments..)

but anyway please let me know since this is the cheapist 1 out in newegg..

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May 28, 2012 1:19:06 AM

Whats the exact model of your Toshiba laptop?
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May 28, 2012 1:23:51 AM

You coulda gotten a better gpu for the price of that laptop. just saying.

""Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Laptop Memory Model PSD28G800SK" 64% of users buy it.. but adding it can be trouble... (not easy to load in from what i see in the comments..)"

Your laptop uses DDR3 memory not DDR2.

I don't think it matters if you get ECC memory in this case, i think you can go with G.Skill 4GB 1066MHZ DDR3 Its great lots of great reviews
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May 28, 2012 1:35:39 AM

To address the question in the thread title, no, you do not need ECC memory. No consumer computer needs ECC memory. It will not make your computer more stable (might prevent one crash per year). It is not any faster. It carries absolutely no benefits for a consumer.

ECC is for servers.
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June 14, 2012 7:29:07 PM

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June 14, 2012 8:45:04 PM

pressed the wrong name

the best answer was "willard"
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a b D Laptop
June 14, 2012 10:27:43 PM

Best answer selected by Nikorr.
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June 14, 2012 10:28:17 PM

I fixed it.
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June 14, 2012 10:43:33 PM

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