PC owners and system administrators whose devices require non-ECC memory can get replacement RAM at very affordable prices at Memory America. These unbuffered ECC RAM modules are available from manufacturers including Kingston, Hynix and Micron; there are also manufacturer-specific modules for Dell and Hewlett Packard. PC3 unbuffered DIMMs look similar to standard desktop memory, but unlike the eight chips per side found on desktop modules, ECC unbuffered RAM has nine chips per side. The ninth chip is designed to handle the error correction function in those machines that support ECC memory. It is important for you to know if your computer system requires ECC unbuffered memory because although the motherboard uses 240-pin DDR3 memory, ECC registered memory may not be compatible. Server motherboards differ from their computer counterparts in that most server systems can use both ECC-registered and non-ECC unbuffered memory. However, you cannot use both types of memory on the system at the same time.
The non-ECC memory modules available at Memory America come in the traditional bus types¬ - PC3-8500, PC3-10600 and PC3-12800 - and a variety of capacities. As with any memory upgrade or replacement project, you should have your system documentation handy when ordering new modules. Installing the wrong or incompatible modules into your system will do more harm than good. In addition to your system’s documentation, Memory America includes detailed specifications for all of the memory modules in stock, allowing you to make an informed decision on your purchase. If you need additional assistance, Memory America has a knowledgeable staff to answer all of your technical questions about the memory modules. Memory America also has a helpful Q&A page within the product specifications to help you choose the correct product. Providing detailed product information and economically-priced RAM modules has made Memory America the No. 1 site for memory upgrades and replacements.