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GA-970A-UD3 and ECC support

GA-970A-UD3 and ECC support
« on: April 15, 2012, 02:22:48 am »
I bought an HP Proliant N40L Microserver for a home server project and I decided to order 8GB to go with it.  I decided to put a stick on this motherboard to see if was compatible and violla, it works like a champ.  Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised.  I was going to buy a 990 board as I heard they supported ECC RAM, but I decided to save money and get the 970 board.  Now I can transfer this board to a server case in the future if I find I need more horsepower from my server or decide to add more to it.

The memory I ordered was:

Kingston 8GB(2 x 4GB) KVR1333D3E9SK2/8G

They were $69.99 from the Egg.  Here's their link if you want to read some reviews on it:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139262

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Re: GA-970A-UD3 and ECC support
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2012, 08:11:03 am »
OK, after playing with my system a little bit I fired up cpu-z and noticed it had ECC section, but they were all grayed out and blank.

I then reboot back into the bios and the ecc section was all disabled.

Anyone know what things should be enabled or what any of it means?  lol

Here is a picture of ECC settings in BIOS:


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Re: GA-970A-UD3 and ECC support
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2012, 08:11:48 am »
Hi

Thanks for the "heads up" regarding the ECC memory compatibility. However I would like to point out that it is no recommended and as such you take your chances when trying it. I would also suggest that if you changed the BIOS version you might lose support for ECC RAM.
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Re: GA-970A-UD3 and ECC support
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2015, 12:47:15 am »
Hey!   I ordered some ECC RAM from Dell after reading here and in other places that this mobo would work with it.  Well ....it doesn't.  I don't even have an ECC option of any sort in the bios. (I have the newest beta bios on the gigabyte site)

The RAM I purchased was KTD-PE316/16G anyone know how I can make this work? 

Mobo is ga-970a-ud3.

Thank you!

Re: GA-970A-UD3 and ECC support
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2015, 02:13:28 am »
Hey!   I ordered some ECC RAM from Dell after reading here and in other places that this mobo would work with it.  Well ....it doesn't.  I don't even have an ECC option of any sort in the bios. (I have the newest beta bios on the gigabyte site)

The RAM I purchased was KTD-PE316/16G anyone know how I can make this work? 

Mobo is ga-970a-ud3.

Thank you!

You purchased the wrong memory.  You need ECC/unbuffered (unregistered).  You bought ECC/Registered (buffered) which are for server motherboards and they have extra reliability features.
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