I've got a Gigabyte 990fxa-ud3 rev 4 on hand plus a FX 8350, and I wanted to use it as a FreeNAS box. But my problem is the ram choice. I know that I can probably get un-buffered ECC DDR3 to run but I don't know if I can get Registered DDR3 to run. I'd really like to know if its possible to get registered dims to work as I can get registered dims for next to nothing off eBay, while un-buffered DDR3 is expensive everywhere I look.
So; Registered DDR3 + 990fx = ?
Also, does anyone run FreeNAS without ECC and how is that working out for you? I won't be building a super high capacity machine in terms of storage, since its mostly just for crashplan and maybe a few movies. Maybe 3 or 4tb of capacity after I let zfs take its chunk of the storage.
I already looked through that post, everyone that posted as succesful was using un-buffered ecc which is different to registered ecc, and I was hoping someone could find proof that registered ecc works because its far cheaper to un-buffered.
Damn okay thanks I guess that answers that. Unregistered works pretty across the board with the 990fx mobos since the 8350 was supposed to be a server part originally. Sucks that the registered stuff won't work so flawlessly. Thanks for the info, I guess I'll have to man up and spend for unregistered.