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  • Erik Viborg
    Erik Viborg

    Love the selfie reflection in the 2080 super :D

  • Heinrich Kreuser
    Heinrich Kreuser

    09:00 but do they work on Linux?

  • Yeetor Yeetor
    Yeetor Yeetor

    This is why I don’t watch Linus much anymore, it feels like he just bashes on Intel in most of his videos. Now I understand AMD makes good products but, it get annoying hearing Intel succ AMD goog every vid


    5:37 That reflection is good

  • Doki Bubó
    Doki Bubó

    nvidia fucked with everybody.hail to amd!

  • ronsum

    1:48 "Parody data" in CC, lol

  • martixy

    "Parody data", what? Who does these subtitles, and how do you fix them?

  • Julian Vincent
    Julian Vincent

    The furry furtive oven peroperatively number because wasp incidentally crash after a absorbing hub. old, momentous napkin

  • Antidote Harry
    Antidote Harry

    Beard, beenie and a hoodie, are you a drug addict, linus?

  • Rider0fBuffalo

    Don't buy a car that has a drive computer without ecc.

  • James Wilson
    James Wilson

    If you're hosting a game like ark even in a non-dedicated session this can reduce crashes.

  • Arno nümuss
    Arno nümuss

    I'm running my R5 3600 with 64GB of micron single rank ecc ram. One more advantage to the stability is, that it runs 3200Mt/s at 1.2V and stays perfectly cool without the need for heat spreaders. The standard voltage also has the advantage, that it runs the 3200Mt/s stock without having to use D.O.C.P. . And it might be more gentle to the cpu's memory controller.

  • WaterSpecteclz

    Wait Wait Wait hol' up. is that a crunchyroll hat?

  • majstealth

    128gb of ram, pffff i am working on a server right now, i want to adress, quite cheap one still, that has also 128gb of ram, but still 20 slots empty, and it could also take another cpu too...

  • logan holmberg
    logan holmberg

    ECC is not worth the price. Especially in Workstations. I'm managing 20 CAD stations in my workplace I switched out from ECC to regular PC memory and none of my users notice a difference in performance or crashes. And my tracking proves this out over the past 8 years. Save the money and put it to something else (another stick of ram maybe?) or get a thumbs up from your boss for saving a few hundred bucks on the new workstations you purchased under budget.


    Linus Torvalds video in Linus Tech Tips channel lmao

  • Aaron SemlerPDX
    Aaron SemlerPDX

    8:36 "But if you want the utmost instability..." haha!

  • Anik Samiur Rahman
    Anik Samiur Rahman

    Thanks, Linus! And Linus Torvald! I didn't even know about ECC b4!

  • Mariusz Podlesny
    Mariusz Podlesny

    1:47 "parody data" ?!? Eeee... What? :) I think that might be "parity data". "Parody" is current overall supply situation...

  • Jani Palonen
    Jani Palonen

    Anyone who has edited IPB h264 4k or any other highly compressed codec in premiere knows the quality of life that ECC brings.

  • Mike Bruzzone
    Mike Bruzzone


  • TheBrazilRules

    I was watching this whole video thinking "Who cares?"

  • Lucas Cunha Rocha
    Lucas Cunha Rocha

    of fucking course it was pannenkoek who discovered it...

  • Najd Al-Oqaili
    Najd Al-Oqaili

    Why ECC ram have better performance and faster than the one without ECC?

  • Pierre C
    Pierre C

    The fact that there is no distinction between executable code and data means that your program could jump at the wrong address and crash the system by jumping just about anywhere.

  • Jeremy Pegan
    Jeremy Pegan

    Inverted bits are the worst. Ask Bruce Jenner.

  • corason live
    corason live

    #FUNVIDIA !!!

  • Pyrolight

    50 bucks more? nooooooooooooooooope waste of money.

  • Alex K.
    Alex K.

    Linus Torvalds is one of my tech heroes.

  • NewCalipso Delavara
    NewCalipso Delavara

    Linus is right that Linus was right.

  • Big Cazza
    Big Cazza

    me running tREFI at 65535 and tRFC at 220 ecc who?

  • lerlerler1

    On average pc this kind of errors happen once a three years man.

  • A true meme master
    A true meme master

    Since i use Linux this ecc memory compatibility will be useful for compiling code without ending up with a failed binary executable

    • vinny

      will it really... i mean it probably would like twice in your life but i think you've got some bigger problems if all your code is resulting in a failed executable lol

  • iPan Zer0
    iPan Zer0

    Well everyone is into building their own server now adays, its only logical to make ecc available to every device.

  • Joe Craft
    Joe Craft

    I run a minecraft server off my computer. Wishing for better single thread cpu, Or Minecraft becoming multi thread. I allocate about 10 of my 16 gb of ram(not a big server). If my ram is not working properly, I find out really quickly.

  • tom joe
    tom joe

    The chemical step-son hemodynamically trace because bankbook technologically talk onto a acid children. few fierce, literate thomas

  • coladict

    Do memory errors ever happen if the stick is not defective?

  • Nicholas Gawler-Collins
    Nicholas Gawler-Collins

    I thought Linus was talking about himself.

  • arsssis

    “Utmost instability, thanks AMD” wow.... slip of the tongue there? Must have been lost in the post...

  • Duane Locsin
    Duane Locsin

    Intels on a roll...down the hill.

  • Mason Reppeto
    Mason Reppeto

    I wanted to upgrade from a i-5 quad to an i-7 but the new LGA 1151 slot isn't compatible with the old one. so the new CPU won't work on the old motherboard xd. I ended up giving my pc to my uncle cause his was dying and built myself a solid rig with a Ryzen 7 2700X and a RX 5500 XT graphics card along with 16gb of ram. Man 8GB cards have gotten cheap, I got the card for 200 bucks at best buy. It ain't the best card but it performed pretty decently. never buying intel again lol.

  • James Gyoke
    James Gyoke

    wtf is he talking about

  • SR IRL
    SR IRL

    Hey Linus, can you sell me a 3090? worth a shot

  • larut mrs
    larut mrs

    why is no one talking about the fact that they decreased the price tag of the cpu pillow form 59 to 20 usd? they heard us 5:53

  • Keana Cabrera
    Keana Cabrera

    The hulking cherries concordingly gaze because shadow muhly vanish round a dreary shell. symptomatic, nervous low

  • Ярослав Коваль
    Ярослав Коваль

    be born consume and die you're not supposed to think (POV of any business like Intel/IBM/Apple/etc)

  • Crescendo

    Clickbait titles and content have driven me away from your channel. You used to be a serious review channel. Now you're trying to be the PewDiePie of tech. Bye.

  • No One
    No One

    I’ve always wondered why hardcore gamers and PC enthusiasts that spend literally all day in front of their computer screens think ECC is stupid and unnecessary but not RGB. I recently started looking to build a new rig and all motherboards/cases/etc. seem to come with RGB in mind because it is something that customers want so badly. Would we all have affordable and easy access to ECC if these hardcores had wanted it instead of RGB? Do people really just spend all day looking at the side of their computers?

  • rollmeister

    ECC ram is slower

  • Ghislain Laframboise
    Ghislain Laframboise

    Linus Sebastian (Linus Tech Tips) thanking Linus Torvalds (Linux creator) for giving us the true on NVidia and ECC.

  • Razvan Cosmaciuc
    Razvan Cosmaciuc

    Why are you against Nvidia, wasn't this supposed to be LNvidias Tech Tips

  • Mike Totman
    Mike Totman

    Thank you Linus for "raising the question" and not "begging the question".

  • CR Solarice
    CR Solarice

    ...if you want the stability of a server: buy a server.

  • Daurak

    3:01 how Linus sees us

  • princeofexcess

    If you overclock your memory and run the memory test for all 4 cycles (i think its about 8-13 hours) i think you are pretty safe it wont randomly flip bits on you.

  • Donbros

    WOW new intro :O

  • Autumn Red
    Autumn Red

    "It's official! AMD will be sponsoring LinusTechTips videos! Deal got done today!!" - tweet from 2013, everything makes sense now...

    • Razvan Cosmaciuc
      Razvan Cosmaciuc

      @Autumn Red Yeah, true

    • Autumn Red
      Autumn Red

      @Razvan Cosmaciuc yeah, maybe amd has bought them back now, it's weird that every video now is about how bad nvidia is and how amd is going to save us

    • Razvan Cosmaciuc
      Razvan Cosmaciuc

      But they we're bought by Nvidia on April 1st 2016 (or 2017)

  • Nathan Sandy
    Nathan Sandy


  • Kevin Upchurch
    Kevin Upchurch

    The beauty of having worked for years in a datacenter, I have TONS of ECC DDR4 laying around...

  • Pain

    2:40 who is pannenkeok12? I've heard of pannenkoek2012, but not pannenkoek12.

  • AndiNordsee

    IDK if the guy that wrote "parody data" instead of "parity data" in the subtitles at 1:48 should be awarded or fired

  • MTechBasics

    i love how linus performed this video. so inspiring so motivated and full of energy. He shot this video at 150% clockspeed !

  • Justin Raug Veggerby
    Justin Raug Veggerby

    So if you want the utmost instability.... Wait what? Wasn't it about stability?!? I'm kidding - but it sounded like you said instability - poor choice of words there.

  • Jessie A
    Jessie A

    lol Ionizing particle from space collides with Dota_teabags N64. There must be a god. lol but fk amd I'm not running Secure processor. :)

  • Marco Calderon
    Marco Calderon

    3:07 ¿Lonrot?

  • Samuel Crozier
    Samuel Crozier

    AMD. hmm, might need to get me some more of that.

  • cdoublejj

    That nimix ram is cheapo tier and sometimes has problems especially with ASRock rack but not Kingston

  • dot

    Linus × 2 ≠ Linus²

  • Leandro Ferrero
    Leandro Ferrero

    I'm using ECC for more than a year... and totally worth the inversion. Pro tip #1: If you want to check if the ram is in ECC mode on Windows PC, open CMD and type wmic memphysical get memoryerrorcorrection That command will give you a number. In my case the number is 6, non ECC memory usually you should see 3. Value Meaning 0 (0x0) Reserved 1 (0x1) Other 2 (0x2) Unknown 3 (0x3) None 4 (0x4) Parity 5 (0x5) Single-bit ECC 6 (0x6) Multi-bit ECC 7 (0x7) CRC Pro tip #2: Invest on a Stable PSU, i'm using a Corsair AX series, it's expensive but reliable.

  • Alex Fox
    Alex Fox

    6508 for ram

  • Ryan Minnikin
    Ryan Minnikin

    thanks Linus

  • Vlican

    freaking intel...

  • Mika Uusnakki
    Mika Uusnakki

    Can you do a video that provides an objective comparison of stability when using ECC vs. Non-ECC ram? Hours of gaming between crashes?

  • highjim

    the linus tag team could save us all

  • WooF

    linus u don't even game.. it's always doom or cs... what do you even know about games anymore? you should be subducted and examined without any preperation on a live stream >=]

  • Dalle Samllhals
    Dalle Samllhals

    Hi, from an AMD CPU user that LOVE to use ECC RAM - DDR, DDR2, DDR3...yeah well, i did go for a brand new Ryzen build in 2019 ;-) Learned the "trick" with a Socket 939 ASUS A8N-SLI (still alive with an Opteron 180)

  • Chloros Okita
    Chloros Okita

    The only motherboard I found that both had ECC implementation and AM4 socket for Ryzen 50xx processing units it the Asus Pro WS X570-ACE.

  • NoorAzmi

    is this real Linus, or deepfaked?

  • HMC RedFed
    HMC RedFed

    0:30 I spilled tee all over my keybord, thanks linus, you own me one :P jk

  • domi o'connor
    domi o'connor

    One time when i was still a noob, this z420 workstation from HP cost me alot of troubles it needed ecc as well. Even the computer store people from (Informatique) didnt know.

  • Chastity Belt
    Chastity Belt

    Does average consumers really need ECC memory? The answer is no. This whole video in senseless and absurd. Nobody really have their PC running 24/7 with high calculation loads. And system crashes mostly caused by software errors, probably by 99,9%. Regular memory sticks are reliable enough, probably you will never have any problems with it.

  • diecast jam
    diecast jam

    Thing is I have been using non ECC in my PC's for many years, all the desktop PC's in every facility I have ever worked use non ECC memory, and in all that time has there never been an issue caused by memory errors. I work in PC support and I have never once seen a ticket were the issue was down to memory errors, to put that in perspective I work in a local authority and we support 15,000 users.

  • Pajukka


  • DK C
    DK C

    "the upmost in stability" haha

  • Whicker Friesian
    Whicker Friesian

    I paid close attention to what you said. I still have no clue what any of it means. I'm going back to my two soup cans, tied together with some twine. And my 8-tracks... :-)

  • M N
    M N

    This talk of hamming code and bit flips reminds me of college, and I don't like it. Intel was right to block this from us.

  • Hariharaa N S
    Hariharaa N S

    That reflectiom on the GPU though 😂

  • Chris Knayzeh
    Chris Knayzeh

    "but what is a bitflip?" it's Lyle's youtube channel

  • Turtle

    His Dad

  • Kamidake83

    Could this keep star citizen from crashing ?

  • Vox Piratica
    Vox Piratica

    2:42 - the Universe is Amazing

  • Piotr Bukowski
    Piotr Bukowski

    Both intel and AMD gain substantial framerate increase by using faster modules. Polish PurePC has proven than numerous time. Overclocking memory is worth it, but will take time. Will it crash? - it will just like badly overclocked CPU. You don't just press button and OC is done. Nah, overclocking is like software development. You need to test it before you consider it stable. Voltage, Frequency, Timings, Dual/Single Rank, Motherboard support. It's the same rule that applies to F1 racing results - you are trying to max out your performance, but you have to take into account the fact it takes time to get reliable results.

  • Fart Maggot
    Fart Maggot

    *me laughing in AMD graphics hardware*

  • Sentinel DJ
    Sentinel DJ

    We just got a spare server in our warehouse that has 2 x 64GB sticks of ECC, damn shame I have an Intel mobo or them badboys would be coming home with me.

  • Gavin Morris
    Gavin Morris

    Subtitles: Parody code. LOL.


    5:38 AHHAHAHA

  • Patrick Ferguson
    Patrick Ferguson

    "DROP THX Panda Wireless" yeah, not signing up for a free membership, just to see your stuff, laters

  • Spencer Linkous
    Spencer Linkous

    I love how in the background you can see RGB memory gloriously lighting up a noctua air cooler

  • Eric Wood
    Eric Wood

    Yanking features and putting them back for an added cost is also what Microsoft does, or at least used to do, with Windows, like when they offered several tiers of Windows Vista or home and professional versions of Windows XP and 7. I guess they have done away with this now in Windows 10, opting to go more the Apple route at last. Will Intel ever learn? If not, will AMD at least beat them into submission for us?

  • moonlite x
    moonlite x

    what has this ecc thing got to do with torvalds or nvidia?