12 Replies Latest reply on Mar 11, 2015 12:51 PM by CaffeinatedChris

    Does Core i3-3250 support ECC memory or not?

    db533

      I ask because the ARK product specification (ARK | Intel® Core™ i3-3250 Processor (3M Cache, 3.50 GHz)) says that ECC is supported.

       

      Then again, when I open the Datasheet volume 1 for 3rd generation processors (Desktop 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ Processor Family: Datasheet, Vol. 1) on page 23 only lists options for non-ECC memory:

      • DDR3 / DDR3L at 1.5 V Data Transfer Rates
        • 1333 MT/s (PC3-10600), 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800)
      • DDR3 / DDR3L at 1.5 V SO-DIMM Modules
        • Raw Card A – Dual Ranked x16 unbuffered non-ECC
        • Raw Card B – Single Ranked x8 unbuffered non-ECC
        • Raw Card C – Single Ranked x16 unbuffered non-ECC
        • Raw Card F – Dual Ranked x8 (planar) unbuffered non-ECC
      • Desktop platform DDR3/DDR3L at 1.5 V UDIMM Modules
        • Raw Card A – Single Ranked x8 unbuffered non-ECC
        • Raw Card B – Dual Ranked x8 unbuffered non-ECC
        • Raw Card C – Single Ranked x16 unbuffered non-ECC

       

      Looks like rather opposite statements.

       

      I bought this processor because produce specification stated that it supported ECC, but my setup reboots continuously as if there is a hardware compatibility issue. (I have a ASUS P8C WS motherboard (that supports ECC), the Core i3-3250 CPU and two Kingston KVR16E11/8 ECC DRAM modules that are listed in the qualified vendor list for the motherboard).

       

      Can anyone clarify whether the Core i3-3250 really supports ECC memory as the product specification states?