3dGameMan - "ECC memory is not something most will purchase since the majority of consumer motherboards dont require it. Fact is, most will purchase Non-ECC memory for its lower price and overclocking potential. ECC memory is in a category all its own, and is really the only choice though when building a reliable server. Servers typically process tremendous amounts of data in RAM. Therefore, this memory has to be error free, something non-ECC memory cant do. Errors in memory on mission critical servers could cause the entire computer to lockup.."