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November 15, 2017

What Is ECC Computer Memory? Should You Get It?

Thio Joe
Thio Joe 
ECC Memory, or Error Correcting Code memory for a computer, is a special type of RAM that is meant to detect and fix "flipped bit" errors, where one bit in the RAM is spontaneously flipped for any reason.

This doesn't happen often, but sometimes it can cause a total crash of the system, or it can corrupt data.

On a regular consumer computer, a flipped bit isn't a disaster, it usually just means you have to restart the computer.

But for a mission-critical server, like for finances or scientific analysis, a computer crash or data corruption could be disastrous.

Thio Joe talks about this.

Do have a look at the video.

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