Memory type? (ECC vs non-ECC) - memory testing

alvin at Maggie.Linux-Consulting.com alvin at Maggie.Linux-Consulting.com
Fri Aug 17 18:45:53 EDT 2001


hi ya

memory testors...

http://www.teresaudio.com/memtest86
	aka: http://www.memtest86.com
	was: http://reality.sgi.com/cbrady_denver/memtest86

http://www.qcc.sk.ca/~charlesc/software/memtester/

-- other test tools
http://www.linuxtested.com/linux_tools.html


On Fri, 17 Aug 2001, Thomas R Boehme wrote:

> I would recommend ECC. Even if you can afford a machine crashing, what if it
> it doesn't crash and just affect some of your data? How do you know if those
> simulations you run did run correctly? Can you afford getting the wrong
> results?

i think that the scope of the question for "how certain you are of the
results of the computation" is beyond the scope of memory and should also
include cpu, disks, io, motherboard, cables, programs, etc..etc..

-- when was the last time you had a memory failure compared to 
   other things that needed fixing...
	- power cable, programming bugs, disk cabling, etc..etc..

c ya
alvin
 


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