[RndTbl] new ECC computer options
Hartmut W Sager
hwsager at marityme.net
Sat Mar 4 17:02:54 CST 2017
Long ago, when I was doing hardware, the Asus motherboards that properly
supported ECC were clearly identified by Asus as such.
Hartmut W Sager - Tel +1-204-339-8331, +1-204-515-1701, +1-204-515-1700,
On 4 March 2017 at 16:56, Trevor Cordes <trevor at tecnopolis.ca> wrote:
> On 2017-03-04 Kevin McGregor wrote:
> > This is no different from past architectures, meaning that like in
> > the past motherboard manufacturers will produce AM4 boards which
> > fully support ECC (at a reasonable price) and are "certified" to work
> > with ECC *by the motherboard manfacturer*.
> Do you know offhand which mobo makers usually "certify" (or at least
> make very clear) their support of ECC? I know in the past I've had
> issues with chipsets/cpus that support ECC and boards that *purport*
> to, but really didn't.
> Also, do you know if these "enthusiast" AMD chipsets/chips usually get
> support in the edac package (which can query the chipset and report
> ECC error counts)? It seems to cover only about 75% of the ECC
> chipsets/chips out there, even ones that have been around a while. (It
> takes someone who cares to write in support for it.)
> > So, I'm just going to wait a few months for the dust to settle then
> > buy a Ryzen with an ECC-capable motherboard.
> Sounds great, I'll keep my eyes out (and you keep us posted too!).
> Maybe when the time comes I'll price out a Xeon vs Ryzen comparison and
> post it.
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