OK, this is a very specific question. The guys at ZZQOnline hooked us up with a new Tyan Tiger MP motherboard for a test we're putting together. (I believe ZZQOnline actually has some of these boards in stock, by the way. You'll have to check with them. They're quite the source for AMD dually stuff.) Tyan's docs say IN ALL CAPS a bunch of times that the Tiger MP requires registered ECC DDR memory, which I don't have on handnot that I'd let that stop me. I read somewhere online (some Tiger MP review I can't find now) that the Tiger MP only needs registered memory when more than two DIMM slots are occupied. I can install Win2K and run programs without any problem using a single DIMM of non-registered, non-ECC PC2100 memory. However, the system gets consistent failures when copying files in the Windows XP install routine.
Now either there's a compatibility problem with the Tiger MP and WinXP, or I'm just really pushing my luck by using non-registered ECC memory, even in a single-DIMM configuration. Are any of you all lucky enough to have experience with a Tiger MP rig? If so, have you played with different types of RAM, or have you read anything about what this board will tolerate?
This isn't exactly a big deal, since 256MB of registered ECC memory is only 40 bucks, but I'm curious now.
|LG UltraFine 4K and 5K displays are the new Apple monitors||28|
|Cuplex Kryos Next water block is heaven for control freaks||4|
|OWC Ministack places up to 6TB of storage atop Mac Minis||4|
|Gigabyte lets loose a flurry of BIOS updates with Kaby Lake support||1|
|Deals of the week: a GTX 1080, photography gear, and more||5|
|Geil Evo X memory kits with RGB LED lighting are now available||15|
|GeForce 375.70 drivers gear up for a raft of triple-A titles||4|
|AMD announces Radeon Pro drivers with scheduled releases||6|
|We're giving away our Aimpad R5 review unit||22|