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I just stuck a 512 mb stick of ram in our 1ghz emac (new to us) bringing it to 768 which makes it a it more useful. Things are faster and apparently stable. However It turns out to be ECC memory which is supposedly not supported on an emac AND not even supposed to be mixed with non-ECC.
My questions - why is it working? and will it crash eventually just when I'm trying to accomplish something important? Or is it just that the error correction doesn't function and no harm done?
My intention was to max out ram on this machine when I get around to it. I
l'll likely swap it with a gig of non-ECC but I'd rather not bother right now if not neccessary.
Any thoughts anybuddy?
 

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It is working because the ECC (parity) function is simply being ignored. Whether you are setting yourself up for a problem later, I don't know. Whether the machine is tolerant enough to run with this for an extended time, is a guess.
 

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Thanks CanadaRam. I'll let it ride awhile.
Sinc, there's a fly on your post. Careful where you set your beer.
I guess you have ddr memory. Mine's sdram. But it seems fine so far. Thanks.
 
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