Question regarding RAM...

  Dr Lecter 03:43 16 Jul 03
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Hi forum, i have just been to Crucial to see what memory is compatible with my machine. What is the difference between non-parity & Ecc Ram. Because i have the option to buy either type. Many thanks. John

  davidg_richmond 04:04 16 Jul 03

Non-parity basically doesn't error check the memory, ECC does. This is only really needed in servers and other mission-critical systems and slows down memory speed slightly. Just go with the non-parity RAM, this is what most PCs come with as standard.

  Dr Lecter 04:39 16 Jul 03

Thanks for that David... Much obliged.

  DieSse 09:14 16 Jul 03

ECC RAM does more than just detect errors, it is able to correct certain types of bit loss errors.

Parity, though, is just error detection.

ECC ≡ Error Checking and Correcting

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