Determing RAM type (ECC or non-ecc) Tags: Memory RAM Configuration Last response: November 3, 2002 4:24 AM in Memory Share kcordloh November 1, 2002 5:27:49 PM When I boot up into the bios it says RAM configuration is NON-ECC. This is a pre-built Gateway Preformance 1400, Rambus computer. I know it's PC800 Rambus, I've looked at the chips. I can tell on DIMMs and stuff, but how do you tell on RIMMS? More about : determing ram type ecc ecc bum_jcrules November 1, 2002 6:29:23 PM You can look up the chip model numbers online. Or you can post them here and we can look them up. Another way is to use a SPD chip reading program. It will tell you what the memory is. <A HREF="http://www.simtel.net/pub/dl/56570.html" target="_new">You can download one here.</A> The one above is a DOS based program and you need to run it from a DOS prompt. However you need to use one of the following commands after the filename: all: Show all fields and descriptions dump: Dump SPD Memory, [Bytes] inf: DIMM general information mft: Show manufacturers list help: The command list screen Example: C:\SPD_TOOL.EXE ALL Most modern memory PCBs have a SPD chip on them. Some forms of SDRAM will not. Example. I am running PC133 on my laptop and the memory does not have a SPD chip on it. So you would only get a disply like this: C:\>SPD_TOOL.EXE ALL On DIMM SPD Tools. Version 1.2 FREEWARE. (C) 2001 by Dmitry Poltavtsev. DIMM number 0: Not Inserted or no SPD module DIMM number 1: Not Inserted or no SPD module DIMM number 2: Not Inserted or no SPD module DIMM number 3: Not Inserted or no SPD module C:\> But for your RDRAM it should work. <font color=red><b>Come to the <A HREF="http://forumz.tomshardware.com/community/modules.php?na..." target="_new">THG Gathering/LAN party</A> prime_factor November 3, 2002 4:24:10 AM I have just tried using spd_tool on my gigabyte 7vrxp and was informed that spd_tool a) did not work b) it works only with specific chipsets. Any other ideas on a SPD chip reading program? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumType of ram ECC or non-ECC and settings to look for and setup in bios ForumCan a non-ECC work on a ECC Board? ForumMemory for a gaming computer, ECC or non-ECC ? ForumServer ( ECC ) memory in Desktop ( non-ECC ) board ForumNon--ECC VS. ECC ForumECC memory VS non-ECC memory ForumECC vs Non-ECC ForumEcc & Non-Ecc meaning? ForumBenefit of ECC RAM with a XEON vs. Non-ECC RAM with a i7-3770k? ForumEcc ram in a non-ecc board ForumWTB: 2 or 4 sticks of non-ecc unbuffered 184 pin PC600 RAMBUS RAM ... ForumECC and non-ECC RAM on a non-ECC board. ForumWill ECC ram work in a Non-ECC Motherboard? ForumECC RAM in Non-ECC RAM system ForumWhen non-buffered, non-ecc 16GB DDR3 modules are coming? ForumWhats the difference between ecc and non-ecc ram ? ForumIs non-ecc the same as regular ram ? ForumNew Z77 board, MSI Mpower or Asrock Extreme4? Forum0.10 micron RAM!!! ForumHelp with RAM specs More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !