Using non ECC ram in Dell SC1425
Anthony, I am not sure about ECC-non-ECC as I have never owned a server but PC3200 is DDR ram and PC4200 is DDR2 and I am fairly certain that it is not backward compatible. So I would bet your problem is as simple as using DDR2 ram in a DDR slot. Hope this helps
Regards Robert McMillan
Corporate America HELL and Returning Dell Products
Hi Clark, I've been a Dell customer for many years, since the days of Pentium 3 500mhz. I don't know when that was, but that is when I bought my first Dell...
I've been rampaging around memory related threads, specs, and bios options and I cant find anything that helps me find non ecc memory for my shiny new servers.
I know I should use ECC, but I don't want to pay dell the high prices (or others for that matter). (16GB of ECC Ram on Dells site during config is £10,000, yes! 10 grand).
I've used non ECC in other servers where ECC was required elsewhere and
I've never had a problem (in years), but yesterday I purchased Ebuyer Value Ram DDR2 1GB P4200 533 MHz and the system says theres no ram installed. (I put them in pairs).
The system takes PC3200 ECC Registered 400Mhz ram, I'm wondering if I just got the wrong type (above), and that I can put in non ECC if its PC3202. I buttumed that the ram I purchased would run at the slower bus speed (PC3200). There is virtually no tech data to help me out, but plenty if I want to learn all the hardware chips standards, pah... no time.
There is no option to turn off ECC in the bios.
Suddenly the cheap server with 256MB of ram becomes useless at any price with 256MB ram.
This stinks of Dell marketing trick. (I still think Dell is the best hardware for business, but as a company it stinks, I'll ditch them if any manufacturer can match the quality and price.
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