posted by wanker90210 on Sun 9th Nov 2008 15:55
Conversations Laptops have dropped quite a bit in price the the last years. So much that I think it's worth to pay some extra to get a reliable high quality machine rather than having to limit myself to the cheapest one I can find which was more or less the case 5 years ago.

I've been searching for a windows laptop which can make use of ECC memories, but this seems to be going nowhere. The original plan if msft to require ecc for vista seems far away. Are there no ecc memory based laptops?
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Is it necessary?
by sultanqasim on Wed 12th Nov 2008 03:46 UTC
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Unless you are performing some specialty applications that require extreme reliability (engineering, medical etc.), regular Non-ECC will be fine. In my entire life, I have never encountered any memory problems due to not having ECC on my computers and I have had a lot, I mean a lot as in 11 home computers (yeah I'm crazy) and have repaired many many more. Usually, problems are due to either software problems or hard drive failures. Other problems are quite rare (but yes, they do happen to some).

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