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Rob Varto

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What's the difference between ECC REG RAM and just normal RAM? Thanks in advance!
 

Rob Gillespie

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ECC RAM includes parity checking, giving greater data integrity and reliability. Unless you're running a mission-critical server, I wouldn't even bother unless you have to.
 

Nick_Gray

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It will also run ever so slightly slower (1 - 4% or so). Not to mention that a great many consumer motherboards don't even support it. It is definitely not worth the cost for a home PC.
 

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