Does anyone know if I can use 32 gb (4x8GB) of non-ECC ram in a Precision T1700 tower? The spec sheet says ECC ram to is required to get 32 gb but I was thinking of getting 2x8gb now and another 2x8gb later.
Below are the memory specs for the T1700 system.
Memory Type DDR3 Synch DRAM Non-ECC and ECC
Memory Speed 1600MHz
Memory Connectors 4
Memory Capacities Up to 8GB
Minimum Memory 2GB
Maximum Memory 32GB
The memory offer for Dell Precision T1700 has been updated to support a maximum of 32GB memory in 4 DIMM slots. It also provides support for memory speed 1600MHz DDR3 ECC UDIMM or Non-ECC memory, as well as DIMM Density of 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and up to 8GB. Its minimum supported memory size is 2GB.
Unfortunately, the Hynix 16GB 2x8GB 2RX4 PC3-12800R DDR3-1600MHZ ECC Server REG SERVER MEMORY will not work in your computer
Don't count on buying by photograph -- what you need to do is ask whether the seller will guarantee compatibility. If they won't, be sure you understand the charges that might be involved in a return.
If you want a guarantee, there are vendors like Crucial and Kingston that will provide that when you buy using their memory configurator.