Re: Huge uptimes & cosmic rays

H. Peter Anvin (
11 Jul 1997 15:56:46 GMT

Followup to: <>
By author: Bob Lorenzini <>
In newsgroup:
> If you ask for parity now days you get what is called bogus parity. You
> have to ask for real parity to get what you want. Many motherboards don't
> support parity and many of those that do don't work. You can't assume
> these days that because you paid for parity and enabled it in the bios
> that it is going to actually work. Sad state of affairs.

Ask for ECC, not parity. Also, count the chips -- it should be a
multiple of 3, 9, or 12; *NOT* a power of 2.


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