Can I replace ECC memory with unbuffered memory?
Posted on 2004-08-30
I just purchased an IBM Netfinity 5600 (Dual P3 600 MHz) off eBay, and now I would like to upgrade its RAM. According to its user manual, it comes with memory of the following specifications:
Standard: 128 MB, expandable to 4 GB
133 MHz, registered, error correcting code (ECC)C synchronous dynamic random access memory
(SDRAM) complying with PC 133 SDRAM Registered
DIMM Specification, Revision 1.0 or later).
Four dual inline memory-module (DIMM) sockets
Since ECC ram is expensive, will my server still run if I add non-ECC (unbuffered) PC133 RAM to it? What it I remove the original ECC RAM from it and replace it with only non-ECC (unbuffered) PC133 RAM ?