There is Parity memory and there is ECC memory,
but when the buyers always want the cheapest ...
You don't really expect a 500$ PC to have all the stuff
that is built into a 5000$ machine, do you ?

I think it way off to use software to mask hardware faults.

Rene

Jon Elson wrote:
> 
> Whew!  Having worked on a number of mini-mainframe systems over
> the years (when they were king) and having gotten used to having
> the computer stop rather than blundering on destroying data in
> hidden ways, this is really intolerable!  It is totally apalling that
> modern
> computers don't even have parity in most cases, no less ECC memory.
> I guess there are "server-grade" motherboards that do have these
> features.
>

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