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DDR2 Support With E7525

Registered DDR2 memory with ECC support by Infineon.

The introduction of DDR2 memory automatically involves some advantages for a motherboard's memory management. Thanks to the low voltage of only 1.8 V, the memory chips consume much less power and get less hot.

Some motherboards come with up to eight memory sockets.

In addition to that, each memory chip comes with its own termination circuit (so called on-die termination), which lowers resistance on the motherboard, giving the motherboard makers the option of installing more DIMM sockets. Here, Supermicro and Tyan decided to incorporate eight of them, while Gigabyte placed six DDR2 DIMM sockets on their respective workstation motherboard. As the production processes improved, too, the capacity per module is climbing as well. Eventually, systems with a large amount of memory do benefit most. While DDR1 memory is still supported, only few manufacturers actually make use of this option.

E7525 is technically able to either work with DDR2-400 or DDR400 memory