1650 memory on the cheap

Steve_Boley@Dell.com Steve_Boley at Dell.com
Fri Jun 14 07:35:00 CDT 2002

Won't work, don't even waste your time.  No post no video WILL happen.  Bios
is locked to ecc registered dimms.

-----Original Message-----
From: jason andrade [mailto:jason at dstc.edu.au]
Sent: Friday, June 14, 2002 7:17 AM
To: Philip Rowlands
Cc: Bryce C; linux-poweredge at exchange.dell.com
Subject: Re: 1650 memory on the cheap

On Fri, 14 Jun 2002, Philip Rowlands wrote:

> You're paying for the "ECC registered" memory, which is not as popular,
> therefore doesn't sell as much, etc...

as the poster said - it's a volume issue and therefore ECC costs more.

> You'll save a bit by buying non-parity (instead of ECC), but then you're
> more exposed to memory failures.

you might, but i am unsure of whether your dell will boot (i'm guessing
it doesn't) with non ECC memory.  anyone ever try it ? 



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