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About parity and ECC

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  1. Book

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    Hey!

    I've been checking on manufacturer's sites for memories trying to figure out if they use parity/ECC or not. When saying:
    Parity:Unbuffered
    does that mean that it's using no parity?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Book

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    Doesn't anybody have parity memory?
     
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    Parity RAM may also have worse memory access performance than non-parity RAM.
    normal users would not want this hit, this is to protect data integrity
     
  5. Rich-M

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    Ecc ram is generally a bit slower though I doubt anyone can see that. My main issue with ecc ram is it is more expensive and those I have had have corrupted quite often and required replacement which has never happened to me with non ecc ram.
     
  6. Book

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    I don't understand how people seem not to care about parity or ECC. I certainly would buy either type of RAM, though the problem is that I don't seem to be able to find any. A mushkin kit of memory that I was considering writes:
    Parity: Unbuffered
    in the manufacturer's site, and I suppose that means that it uses no parity bit? Can you tell me which company sells ECC RAM modules?
     
  7. Rich-M

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    They all sell ecc ram, but it comes and goes in popularity.
     
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