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ECC Upgrade advise for my guinea pig project rig

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August 9, 2013 6:09:18 AM

Bottom line up front. Is there a high performance DDR2 PC2-6400 Unbuffered ECC option for ram out there that compares to G.skills memory? Specifically http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I have an Asus M2N32 SLI Deluxe Wireless mobo in this rig. I will be getting an AMD Phenom II x4 965 Cpu for it and wanted to fit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....

Taking a look at the expected 2-3% performance reduction ECC sticks get in comparison to Non-ECC I wanted to know if I am getting the right memory or if there is something better than Kingston. What ECC memory out there will come closer to the Non-ECC G.skill options above, in terms of performance? Also, is the Pi Series of G.skill worth the extra $'s?

This is obviously an old rig. So why do I even bother you ask? Why not just build a new Comp? I tell you, it is in the name of science. I am a noob and prefer to burn out old computer components over the expensive new ones to extend my financial limits in my educational pursuit. But I still appreciate a good quality system so I want to push this board to it limits and see how long it will stay there with proper care.
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August 9, 2013 9:44:17 AM

Qitix Ouiren said:
Bottom line up front. Is there a high performance DDR2 PC2-6400 Unbuffered ECC option for ram out there that compares to G.skills memory? Specifically http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-- or --
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I have an Asus M2N32 SLI Deluxe Wireless mobo in this rig. I will be getting an AMD Phenom II x4 965 Cpu for it and wanted to fit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....

Taking a look at the expected 2-3% performance reduction ECC sticks get in comparison to Non-ECC I wanted to know if I am getting the right memory or if there is something better than Kingston. What ECC memory out there will come closer to the Non-ECC G.skill options above, in terms of performance? Also, is the Pi Series of G.skill worth the extra $'s?

This is obviously an old rig. So why do I even bother you ask? Why not just build a new Comp? I tell you, it is in the name of science. I am a noob and prefer to burn out old computer components over the expensive new ones to extend my financial limits in my educational pursuit. But I still appreciate a good quality system so I want to push this board to it limits and see how long it will stay there with proper care.

Hello, :hello: 

TBH, ECC memory is not the "Ideal" memory for your motherboard unless you are using it as a server where operations are critical. IMO, go with Non-ECC memory.

Both the non-ECC memory and the ECC memory are almost identical performance wise but the CAS latency is little lower for the ECC module. I've never used the PI series before but should be good.

If you need other compatible Non-ECC then try below:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you need ECC then try crucial or the below site:
http://www.memorystock.com/memory/ASUSM2N32SLIDeluxeWir... (part number: 732ms-732)

Good luck with the memory upgrade!!
August 10, 2013 8:07:42 AM

Legohouse said:

Hello, :hello: 

TBH, ECC memory is not the "Ideal" memory for your motherboard unless you are using it as a server where operations are critical. IMO, go with Non-ECC memory.

Both the non-ECC memory and the ECC memory are almost identical performance wise but the CAS latency is little lower for the ECC module. I've never used the PI series before but should be good.

If you need other compatible Non-ECC then try below:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you need ECC then try crucial or the below site:
http://www.memorystock.com/memory/ASUSM2N32SLIDeluxeWir... (part number: 732ms-732)

Good luck with the memory upgrade!!



Thanks for the feedback
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August 10, 2013 8:20:38 AM

Qitix Ouiren said:
Thanks for the feedback

You're welcome.!! :welcome: 
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August 10, 2013 8:39:30 AM

Agreed, dont bother with ECC memory unless your using it for a professional application where stability is of utmost importance.
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