[rc5] Thinking of an Alpha

Eric Gindrup gindrup at okway.okstate.edu
Tue Nov 11 10:12:16 EST 1997

        Which reminds me.  Local experiments with Win3.x and Win95 showed 
     that doubling the system clock speed while tripling the processor 
     speed resulted in dramatic increases in GPF rates.  These increases 
     were successfully countered by moving to ECC RAM.
        And to think -- I always thought it was caused by MS's inability to 
     program.  Now I know that the ones I get *are*.
            -- Eric Gindrup ! gindrup at okway.okstate.edu

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Subject: Re: Re[4]: [rc5] Thinking of an Alpha 
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Date:    1997/11/11 08:59

ECC Memory will also halt the system on two-bit errors, which are much 
rarer than one-bit errors.
By comparison Parity Memory will halt the system on one-bit errors.
Non-Parity Memory will simply run happily away never noticing that it 
had an error, well at least until enough data is corrupted that the 
system grinds to a halt.
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