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yo4444

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I have a couple old sticks of dell pc100 ram I'm selling on ebay, but an interested party has asked if it is Ecc. I know that if mem is error checking, it usually has ecc on the sticker, and these don't, but I am not positive that they aren't ecc. Do sticks ALWAYS have ECC on the sticker somewhere if they are ecc? This is micron, dell certified pc100 cl2 ram.
any answers would be greatly appreciated....
 

David

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I don't think they would be ECC. They would usually say. I also remember vaguely that perhaps they have an extra chip? Most RAM sticks have 8 chips, ECC have an extra one (9 in total) for the ECC stuff.
 
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yo4444

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These are actually double sided..16 chips.. but if you are correct, they would then have 17..anyone else knnow for sure?
Thanks
 
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yo4444

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bought the ram new to upgrade a dell optiplex gx110.... it is dell certified micron ram
 

ResponsiblAdult

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If the PC100 that you're selling on ebay came from a GX110 it's non ECC. The Dell part number should be 311-2540 which is non ECC
 
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yo4444

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it didnt come out of an optiplex, but that is wht i bought it for and it worked fine. here are all the #'s on the ram.....
mt16LSDT3264AG-10EE1 PC100-222-620
US S023N06 200124N
THEN # OF MB..SYNCH ETC.
UPC SYMBOL
2005-171 203860


BATCH # BH1115L.NN


Maybe that will help...
 

Quailane

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I thought single-rate sdram had odd numbers of chips on each side? I remember having a pc100 stick that had 7 chips per side. I could be wrong, but I think you might have ecc. Just look for pictures of ecc and non-ecc sdram, not ddr, and compare them to yours.