Question about my RAM

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Punker, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Punker macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi all,

    Below are my system specs (brand new macbook pro 2009, 15")

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     Model Name: MacBook Pro
          Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,3
          Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
          Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
          Number Of Processors: 1
          Total Number Of Cores: 2
          L2 Cache: 6 MB
          Memory: 4 GB
          Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
          Boot ROM Version: MBP53.00AC.B03
          SMC Version (system): 1.48f2
          Serial Number (system): W89243R5644
          Hardware UUID: E88574F4-8FA5-5C59-B3F3-CFD72E13B2CD
          Sudden Motion Sensor:
              State: Enabled

    The system profiler tells me the following about my memory:

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    Memory Slots:
    
          ECC: Disabled
    
            BANK 0/DIMM0:
    
              Size: 2 GB
              Type: DDR3
              Speed: 1067 MHz
              Status: OK
              Manufacturer: 0x80CE
              Part Number: 0x4D34373142353637334548312D4346382020
              Serial Number: 0x82BAD377
    
            BANK 1/DIMM0:
    
              Size: 2 GB
              Type: DDR3
              Speed: 1067 MHz
              Status: OK
              Manufacturer: 0x80CE
              Part Number: 0x4D34373142353637334548312D4346382020
              Serial Number: 0x82BAD3C3
    My question is the following: Is it normal that ECC is disabled ? I thought it would be enabled by default on new computers.

    I am running snow leopard with all current updates.

    Thanks a lot

    Max
     
  2. Metatron macrumors 6502

    Metatron

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    #2
    Is the ram even ECC capable? I don't pay much attention to end user hardware, but to my knowledge, you only see ECC ram in servers and high-end workstations.
     
  3. Thiol macrumors 6502a

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  4. lixuelai macrumors 6502a

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    There are very very few ECC SODIMM. Not something to worry about.
     
  5. Mac_Freak macrumors 6502a

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