How to find out if I need Reg or NonReg in a 12 yr old server Tags: Memory Servers Last response: June 20, 2012 10:04 PM in Memory Share Laura Oliver 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 More about : find reg nonreg server ahnilated a b } Memory 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. Laura Oliver 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 Related resources New Intel Price Cuts Coming July 22 - Forum Dual socket 939 boards available? - Forum Making a 4 yr old system fast!Plz add ur success stories too? - Forum Need to upgrade a 3 1/2 yr old system - Forum Need a new card for a 3 yr old system... - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ahnilated a b } Memory 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. Laura Oliver 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumGaming PC for my 12 yr old . Forum5 yr old PS and adjusting 12 V rail ForumUpgrading a 12yr old 's pc... ForumWould my 3 yr old Antec psu power this pc? Forum1024x768, 33 yr old man looking for some QUALITY ADVISE!!HELP Forum1 1/2 yr old Turion II P520 & heat -any experience? Forum5 Yr old system, can/should I upgrade? Or Replace? Forum3 yr old Dell laptop broken down....should I repair it ? ForumHelp updating a 3 yr old system ForumGaming Rig + Home Server ForumP7h57, i5-760 and 2x8gb Forum[Solved] How To Select The Best Ram Timing and Voltage? Forum[Solved] Need advice on new motherboard and memory combo ForumHow much can i sell this stuff for? Forumkeep getting Bluescreens i need help D: what can i do? More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !