On Mar 2, 2014, at 2:33 AM, Bjoern Kahl <googlelo...@bjoern-kahl.de> wrote:

> On the other side you say (only) 8% of all DIMMs are affected per
> *year*.  I *guess* (and might be wrong) that the majority of installed
> DIMMs nowadays are 2 GB DIMMs, so you need four of them to build
> 8 GB.  Assuming equal distribution of bit errors, this means on
> average *every* DIMM will experience 1 bit error per hour.  That
> doesn't fit.

The disconnect is in the fact that they are not uniformly distributed at all; 
see my other email. Some (bad) DIMMs produce tons of errors, while the vast 
majority produce none at all. Quoting the averages is really kind of misleading.

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