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How to find out if I need Reg or NonReg in a 12 yr old server

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June 20, 2012 3:53:44 PM

Hello,
I did read the FAQs before I posted, but I still need to ask this question.

I have a 12yr old Dell PowerEdge 1300/500 server w/only 1 slot of 256 ram. I want to buy 3 more sticks so I can max it out at 1GB.

I have two options:
32x72-100MHz PC100, 168p DIMM, 3.3v, Sync, ECC
32x72-100MHz PC100, 168p DIMM, 3.3v, Sync, ECC, Registered

My current stick only has this number.. d32m72s4r8v367100.d (nothing else)

I tried using CPU-Z to figure out what I needed, but it just locks up my server (my keyboard and mouse wouldnt work so I had to restart)

The man at Dell said Registered is best . The man at the online store said non-reg is the best. I read that it is bad to put registered ram in a server that it was not designed for.


1) How do I find out for sure which kind I need?
2)Which is better?

Thanks,
Laura






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June 20, 2012 4:10:21 PM

In a server registered or ECC ram is always best because of the uptime and error checking.

You would have to look up the motherboard online to find out what kind you need.
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June 20, 2012 4:20:05 PM

ahnilated said:
In a server registered or ECC ram is always best because of the uptime and error checking.

You would have to look up the motherboard online to find out what kind you need.


Thanks,
Both choices are ECC, but only one choice is registered.
Here are my two options"
32x72-100MHz PC100, 168p DIMM, 3.3v, Sync, ECC
32x72-100MHz PC100, 168p DIMM, 3.3v, Sync, ECC, Registered

The plain ECC is about $25.00 a stick, but the registed ECC is about $30.00 per stick of 256
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June 20, 2012 4:29:22 PM

The registered would be an extra check that really isn't needed. As long as they are ECC you should be ok.
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June 20, 2012 10:04:10 PM

Thanks,
for archive reasons I am correcting the number to d32m72s4r8v36T100.d
I thought the T was 7

I also peeled the lable off and found these numbers underneath the lable and found .....
1B52R329E22-A6F
004 XA0661
0100-222622R
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