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Wasting time with RAM (user error, not checking all the info)


Mar 22, 2020
Just a grumble at myself really.

I bought some new ECC RAM, with the intention of testing it in a spare machine that I thought would take it (Supermicro X11SCL-F), for final install in my FreeNAS box (Asus X99-E WS).

It didn't work in the Supermicro and it took me an hour before I figured out it never would, as it only took Unbuffered, whereas the Asus takes Reg and Unbuffered. So my FreeNAS is now offline for a week, while it tests the memory, bit annoying but fortunately I'm not dependant on it just yet.

Doh, so perhaps a word to the un-wise, like me!