Registered Memory

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A type of computer memory that contains registers to hold the data for one clock cycle before it is moved on to the motherboard.

Registered memory is slightly slower than unregistered/unbuffered memory, and more expensive as well, so it is usually found only in applications where the need for scalability and stability outweighs the need for speed and a low price.


Registered memory should not be confused with ECC memory; although many server-grade memory modules are both ECC and registered, there are registered non-ECC modules and non-registered ECC modules.

Synonyms:

Buffered Memory

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