Which is better?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ZipTriX, Jan 22, 2002.

  1. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    Building a new pc, and was wondering which DDR Ram is better.

    KINGSTON 512MB DDRAM PC2100 ECC CL2.5 or KINGSTON 512MB DDRAM PC2100 NON ECC CL2.5?
     
  2. Qumahlin

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    ECC is a little more expensive, you usually only need ECC if you are gonna be a server otherwise you might as well get the non ecc and save some cash
     
  3. ZipTriX

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    It's like a $20 difference from a place locally. So what is ECC?
     
  4. Qumahlin

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    it's just ram that error checks the data stream as it comes in, but ram errors rarely cause a problem, they are used in server environments because in a server environment you need to meet what is called the seven nine's...which means

    99.99999% uptime
     
  5. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    My new pc will be somewhat like a server. :p It'll stay 24/7 (if that is possible) so my family can upload and whatnot on my pc.
     
  6. Lonman

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    Make sure you read your m/b specs to see what type of Ram it will accept.
     
  7. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    looking at the soyo dragon.


    what would you recommend?
     
  8. Qumahlin

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    even then ya won't need ECC, and lonman has a very good point :)
     
  9. Lonman

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    oooo, the dragon... GOOD choice man. That sucker rocks. I'll have to go take a look-see at the RAM specs for it. It sports the VIA chipset though, but It's supposed to be one of the best in spite of that. I notice too it doesn't support the newer ATA133 standard, but ATA100 is still damn fast. Let me go take a look and see what I can find.
     
  10. ZipTriX

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    Doesn't the harddrive have to be ata133 capable? I think it doesn't support 333 ddr ram
     
  11. Lonman

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    Yeah, you'd have to have the 133 drive of course.

    Here's a link to the Dragon's manual:

    http://www.soyousa.com/manuals/K7/mK7VXA10.pdf

    The RAM specs are on page 10.
     
  12. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    I'm assuming that I can use KINGSTON 512MB DDRAM PC2100 NON ECC CL2.5.



    Any other motherboards I should look at?



    *thinks* here soon they'll have new motherboards that will have 8x agp slots. as soon as i upgrade i'll have a dinosaur....lol
     
  13. Lonman

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  14. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    Cool Cool


    Here's my new setup so far.

    Soyo Dragon (not the plus)
    Athlon XP 2000+ (think Thermaltake Volcano 7)
    3 KINGSTON 512MB DDRAM PC2100 NON ECC CL2.5
    2 IBM 120 GB 7200 RPM 120GPX
    Asus Geforce 3 Ti500 (w/ Thermaltake Crystal Orb)
    SB Audigy Platinum w/ S4 Midiland 8200 speakers
    Antec SX1240 case (modified)
    Network Card and Modem
    Yamaha 20x10x40
    Liteon 10x DVD
    250 MB Zip Drive



    Also I have NEVER had a problem with Via, Nvidia and SB like others have. :D
     
  15. Lonman

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    wow, that's a lot of machine man. I'm jealous. What kind of Graphics card are you looking at?
     
  16. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    Asus Geforce 3 Ti500 ( w/ Thermaltake Crystal Orb)

    I heard that IBM harddrives kickass.
     
  17. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    I think I'm going to get this ram instead.

    KINGSTON KVR266X64C25/512 512MB DDR PC2100 - 32x64 NANYA CHIPSET.
     
  18. boxman

    boxman Guest

    Ditch the Thermaltake cooler heard some bad stuff about it. Go with the Thermalright SK-6. Can't say enough about it. :D
     
  19. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    Actually I think I'm going to get the Swiftech MCXC370. Read a review. Said it was a good buy and performs excellent.
     
  20. hnl

    hnl Guest

    be careful with 3 sticks,from what i have read many of the ddr boards get unstable with three mem slots filled,i'd check around first