Which is better?

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ZipTriX

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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?
 

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

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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
 
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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.
 

Lonman

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

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

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Originally posted by ZipTriX
looking at the soyo dragon.


what would you recommend?
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.
 
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ZipTriX

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

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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
 
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ZipTriX

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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
 

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?
 
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ZipTriX

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Asus Geforce 3 Ti500 ( w/ Thermaltake Crystal Orb)

I heard that IBM harddrives kickass.
 
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ZipTriX

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

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

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

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

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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
 

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