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 SolvedType of ram ECC or non-ECC and settings to look for and setup in bios Forum SolvedECC Unbuffered RAM in non-ecc mobo Forum SolvedIs this RAM ECC or non-ECC? Forum Solved16GB non-ECC ram sticks? Forum i have an acer n 15235 with 2 gigs of ram (2X1=2), non-ecc, un-buffered. i want to upgrade to 4 gigs of memory (2X2=4) can i Forum Adaptec controller RAM non-ECC? Forum Ecc ram in a non-ecc board Forum Does unbuffered non-ecc mean desktop ram? Forum ECC and non-ECC RAM on a non-ECC board. Forum Will ECC ram work in a Non-ECC Motherboard? Forum ECC RAM in Non-ECC RAM system Forum Whats the difference between ecc and non-ecc ram? Forum Is non-ecc the same as regular ram? Forum ECC or non-ECC + high/low density PC133 RAM Forum ECC or non-ECC ram? Forum ECC RAMs on non-ECC motherboards? Forum SolvedECC or Non-ECC Forum ECC or non-ECC Forum P5WD2 Premium SUPPORT KVR800D2N6/2G Specs: DDR2, 800MHz, Non-ECC, CL6, 1.8V Forum Unregistered ECC+Xeon L5410+nonecc mb Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !