What is one of the fundamental characteristics of parity memory?
A) Parity memory identifies and corrects errors on the fly
B) Parity memory will retry memory transactions until zero errors are identified
C) Parity memory can be used on any computer
D) Parity memory uses an additional bit to identify errors
E) Parity memory makes a fabulous wispy meringue
The answer: D) Parity memory uses an additional bit to identify errors
A computer that supports parity memory will take advantage of an additional bit that can be used to identify errors. Unlike ECC memory, parity memory can identify errors but not correct them.
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