OT memory too cheap to pass up

From: Cameron Kaiser <spectre_at_stockholm.ptloma.edu>
Date: Sat Jan 27 01:13:45 2001

>>I'm going to throw in the towel and just stick non-parity in it. That's what
>>everyone seems to be doing these days with ANSes. But I would really love
>>that extra security that parity affords, unless someone wants to convince me
>>that parity is not all that useful in memory? (I'd love to be convinced since
>>you will save me around $300.)

> well, its my understanding that all that parity memory will do for you is
> stop processing when getting a memory error unlike standard memory which will
> supposedly keep going. The ECC memory I have in my IBM PS/2 95 can fix on the
> fly if one bit gets out of order as far as i know.

It's definitely not ECC and that doesn't seem like that big an advantage.
Is it? Someone also told me that parity was usually faster, though. True?
Or is it just that parity RAM is high-end RAM anyway and therefore faster
because it's higher-end, not because it's parity?

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