Daniel Prince wrote:
> I think I want to buy this motherboard:
> ASUS M5A88-V EVO AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD
> The Newegg web site does not say if it supports ecc ram. The ASUS
> web site also does not say. How can I learn if this motherboard
> supports ecc ram?
> Is there a list of modern motherboards or chipsets that support ecc
> ram? Thank you in advance for all replies.
User manual. http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/...5A88-V_EVO.zip
"... maximum 16GB unbuffered ECC and non-ECC DDR3"
So it does appear to support ECC.
And unusual for Asus, the ECC BIOS screen is even documented in that
manual. There have been cases in the last few years, where the ECC
screen wasn't depicted in the manual, leaving a user to wonder
whether the ECC support was real or not.
The ECC support is part of the processor design. All it required is
wiring of ECC lanes to the four DIMM sockets, BIOS support, and OS
On Intel processors, the ECC may be present in the processor design,
enabled on server SKUs and disabled on desktop SKUs. Whether that
helps consumers, is up for interpretation. Intel makes the decision
for you. AMD leaves it up to you.