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Topic Title: could my mobo MSI K8T Master2 support non reg RAM?
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Created On: 09/30/2004 03:26 PM
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 09/30/2004 03:26 PM
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I ve just ordered a mobo MSI K8T Master2 (dual opteron 246). I just wonder if the registered RAM is really necessary, even if I only use 2 slots with 2 x 512 Mb Corsair PC3700 XMS?

I ve read somewhere that the registered memory is really necessary when the 4 slots are used... is it true? Do I have to order ECC memory necessarily?

Thanks for ur help


 09/30/2004 03:48 PM
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Yeah, would have to use registered memory with all opterons.

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 10/01/2004 10:02 AM
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Opteron Processors have an integrated memory-controller, so it depends solely on your processor, NOT the motherboard what type of memory you can use.

ALL Opterons require registered memory - ECC is not mandatory, but nearly all registered DIMMs('sticks' of memory) also support ECC.
You can usually enable or disable ECC in BIOS, tho

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