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Asrock z75 and ecc memory compatability?

I have ordered an ASRock Z75 Pro3..

and i alread own some dell memory: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=corp&sku=a2626073

it should work, im just concerned with it being ecc.. if i remember correctly from my A+ cert. it will work but cannot be combined with non ecc ram..

this will be a gaming rig, so ill eventually want to upgrade to faster memory, but for now im just checking on compatability.
what do you think?
thanks!


here is the mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-157-304&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2
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  1. cisc1 said:
    I have ordered an ASRock Z75 Pro3..

    and i alread own some dell memory: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=corp&sku=a2626073

    it should work, im just concerned with it being ecc.. if i remember correctly from my A+ cert. it will work but cannot be combined with non ecc ram..

    this will be a gaming rig, so ill eventually want to upgrade to faster memory, but for now im just checking on compatability.
    what do you think?
    thanks!


    here is the mobo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-157-304&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2


    edit: this will be used with an ivy bridge: i5 3570k
  2. It should work, but you're opening up additional possibilities for it to not work by using ECC memory.
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    It will not work, most desktop MBs do not support ECC memory and even if they do they have it disabled so you would have to tinker with BIOS to renable it.

    Your MB specs say it doesn't support it

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?cat=Specifications&Model=Z75 Pro3
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  5. thanks guys
  6. williamjuly2003 said:
    It will not work, most desktop MBs do not support ECC memory and even if they do they have it disabled so you would have to tinker with BIOS to renable it.

    Your MB specs say it doesn't support it

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?cat=Specifications&Model=Z75 Pro3


    Your link doesn't work and you forget that most motherboards do support ECC memory, they just don't support the ECC and have to disable it. It should run the memory as if it is not ECC compatible. My point is that it might not, but it should.
  7. The only Intel CPU's that support ECC are Xeon, and all other CPU's ECC will fail.

    So for the Z75, Ivy Bridge CPU and Gaming I recommend a 2x4GB Kit of DDR3-1600 CAS 9; examples:
    Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144
    Mushkin Model 996995 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226191
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