D-Link switch and ecc-memory.

Josip Loncaric josip at icase.edu
Tue Jan 16 10:26:27 EST 2001

Jon Tegner wrote:
> I also have an completely unrelated question, would there be any problem
> to use ecc-memory with Athlons? And how big is the risk of getting
> memory related errors (for example, we haven't used ecc-memory on our
> system, is it "stupid" not to use ecc-memory)?

My best estimate is that our system corrects one single bit error (SBE)
per week in 37.5 GB of ECC memory.  This translates into SBE event
intervals of about 9 months per GB of RAM.  Your mileage may vary...


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