Asus p8b ws with i5 2500k

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i have a intel i5 2500k system. i am planing to upgrade to another motherboard. the asus p8b ws with the intel c206 chipset. i want to use the ecc memory. my question is, the motherboard will support ecc meemory but the cpu doesnt not. will it be useless since the cpu doesnt support it, or do i have to go with a xeon processor. it is for my storage server.
 
Since the memory controller is located on the Intel® Core™ i5-2500K and it doesn't support ECC memory it wouldn't do you any good to change to the Asus P8B WS without changing the processor out. You could go with the Intel Xeon® E3-1240 and get close to the same clock speed performance as the Intel Core i5-2500K but without the ability to overclock. Also the Asus P8B WS doesnt support the Intel Core i5-2500K.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
 

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thanks. i did check the asus website that the asus p8b ws will work with the i5 2500k, i am just not sure if the cpu need to support ecc or the chipset 206 will support it by itself if i buy ecc memorys. i download the manual and it is kind of lackluster. so are you saying that the cpu need to support the ecc inorder for the memory to use it?
 

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i have 20 two terabyte harddrive and want something stable. i currently have the i5 2500k with asus P8Z68-V connected with 2 mini sas controller card connected but it is not stable at all. so i want to change to server application and use the ecc memorys and found that the asus w8b ws support the i5 2500k(asus states it on their website that it will work). but not sure if i need to change the cpu with ecc memorys.

what would you suggest for my application? what motherboard or chipset i mean?