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    Registered/Unregistered RAM

    I've heard the term around, but don't know what it means..

    Can anyone explain?

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    • Hottentot's system
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    Used in Servers - more stable so you can have a lot more of it ie 16Gb not unusual.

    Registered memory uses a single “register” chip to route and store address and command data. The memory controller does not see the chips on each bank—it sees only the register, and thus, does not have to drive data to the individual chips. RAM can be Registered and not ECC, but since both features are typically demanded simultaneously, they are usually found together.

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    OK. That's cleared things up a bit (from what I could understand ).

    So would unregistered be better quality and more expensive then? Good or bad for overclocking?


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    Registered is usually more expensive and for servers etc, 90% is unregistered and for mainstream aplications!

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    Hmm, hottentot said Unregistered is used for servers, but you say otherwise?

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    no he didn't!

    registered memory was what he was talking about.

    Enless your going for a server motherboard, you won't be able to use registered RAM
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    Oh. ok.

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