[rescue] ECC [was: Re: WOT: Ebay changes to IBM from Sun E10Kservers?]

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Wed Jul 9 20:49:15 CDT 2003

On Wed, Jul 09, 2003 at 02:17:40AM -0400, Phil Stracchino wrote:

> Having had to get one or the other of this machine's two memory sticks
> replaced under warrranty three times now for single-bit hard errors, I
> figure I'm going to spend the extra 10% and buy ECC next time I buy RAM
> for any of my fast Athlon boxes.  Probably consolidate all the non-ECC
> RAM into the gamebox and stuff ECC in this machine.  Having to get a
> 256MB stick replaced for a single-bit error is sorta absurd.

Just keep in mind that not all PC motherboards do ECC, even when they
say they do.

Many of them might even support it but not have the hardware/software to
let the OS detect ECC problems, etc.

Very few PC type motherboards have a real ECC memory system from what I
have seen so far.

I don't believe that any of the BSDs or Linux supports it either, but I
would love to be wrong about that.

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