Re: ECC Ram (Was: Debian 5.0 & 64 bits)
On 12/15/2009 12:14 PM, Camaleón wrote:
On Tue, 15 Dec 2009 09:58:02 -0800, Kelly Clowers wrote:
On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 14:22, Andrew M.A. Cater
Get good quality memory (possibly ECC memory if you can) and you'll
have a workhorse for a long period of time.
Since I doubt he is running a DB that big just for fun, I would say ECC
RAM is mandatory. In fact, every time I look up the error rates for RAM,
I wonder why consumer class RAM isn't ECC.
I have read the latest Intel chipsets (Core i7 - Bloomfield) do not allow
Prior to i7/i5, the Intel chips didn't care what memory was used,
because the Northbridge handled it. i7/i5 went the same route AMD did a
few years back, i.e., memory controller on the CPU. This means that you
are required to buy the CPU that matches your memory, and not the other
That is, if you are running high availability equipment, and need ECC,
or registered+ECC, you must get a Xeon.
* Intel did not quite match AMD; their i7 memory controller is more
finicky, and is more risky for enthusiasts to overclock, as overvolting
the memory is said to be "not good".