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PostFri Jan 23, 2009 9:26 am

How important is it to get ECC memory.

I'm in the process of choosing memory for a 16GB system for under £1000 and didn't realise how tough it was going to be! There are so many 2GB chips to choose and very few 4GB. I've not found a motherboard (in the UK) which would support 8 DDR2 chips, and I've read somewhere that less is better anyway.

I've found a 16GB kit for £300, 800Mhz PC2-6400 but its not ECC. This is for a windows PC..
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PostFri Jan 23, 2009 9:41 am

How important is it to get ECC memory.


Try using the forum search for 'ecc' - there are lots of relevant posts, e.g.:

http://forum.hauptwerk.com/viewtopic.php?t=2987
http://forum.hauptwerk.com/viewtopic.php?t=3778
http://forum.hauptwerk.com/viewtopic.php?t=3332

An external one:

http://photo.net/digital-darkroom-forum/007OGq

Basically it just depends whether absolute stability is important to you. If the computer will be left turned on constantly and used for public performance (e.g. installed in a public place) then I personally would say that ECC is essential, since a crash or audio glitch during a performance is probably to be avoided at all costs. But for home use the risk of those things occurring very occasionally might not matter too much.
Best regards, Martin.
Hauptwerk software designer/developer, Milan Digital Audio.

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PostFri Jan 23, 2009 10:19 am

Thanks Martin, so much research to do, every little helps!

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