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Since you can get 4GB ECC Sticks for not much more than Non-ECC sticks it looks tempting. But is there any reason  ECC would have an advantage in a Home Server environment? 

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Basically the same as any other situation: the RAM can correct some kinds of errors on its own, so it's more reliable.

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If you are talking about MicroServers, HP has only qualified ECC memory.

I understand that non-ECC works, but it is not what HP qualified.

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Well its not in a production environment or anything, so it doesn't really matter to me. As long as it works 

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If the price is close enough, you might as well get the ECC. The only caveat, IIRC, is that I don't believe you can use ECC RAM on non-ECC motherboards, so it probably would have less re-usability in other systems.

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Everything else I own has 8GB or more in anyway, so I don't think I would need to use it unless I got a new server that would support ECC anyway 

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