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

Frank Van Damme frank.vandamme at student.kuleuven.ac.be
Thu Jul 10 03:35:30 CDT 2003

On Thursday 10 July 2003 08:06, Bjorn Ramqvist wrote:
> Well yes. The difference is that you have a clue.
> Most others don't

The difference is most people don't need ecc ram. A ram chip breaks usually
only after years and years of intensive use, if it does at all. Therefor it's
cheaper for people to run the risk to break the ram after 5 years (by that
time the increased bloat in Windows will hae forced them to upgrade their
hardware so that's not problem either </sarcasm>).

If people had a clue, they'd check their ram for faulty bits every now and
then. Few people do this - there must be millions of people who have windows
reonstalled by their (equally clueless) computer dealer because of
instability which can be caused by bad ram.

Frank Van Damme    http://www.openstandaarden.be
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"Je pense, donc je suis breveti."

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