recommendations for a 64-bit laptop with ECC memory?
tonynelson at georgeanelson.com
Sun Jun 24 17:20:41 UTC 2007
At 12:47 AM -0700 6/24/07, Konstantin Svist wrote:
>I think you're missing the point here.
>ECC ram will not guard against failures, it will simply reduce the
>probability of a failure. In other words, it just prolongs the inevitable.
No. ECC RAM does guard against RAM failures; that is exactly what it is
for and what it does. Without ECC failures are undetected and produce bad
data. ECC turns those into detected failures with good data. ECC prevents
almost all RAM data errors, and allows detection of faulty RAM, allowing it
to be replaced before total or unrecoverable failures, while preventing
transient soft errors from accumulating as bad data.
TonyN.:' <mailto:tonynelson at georgeanelson.com>
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