You’re working on a computer that requires ECC memory. In what situations is ECC memory commonly used?
A) The computer is used for Internet browsing and office suite software
B) The computer is a database server that provides services for hundreds of simultaneous users
C) The computer is a standalone kiosk used for electronic job applications
D) The computer is used in a lab for testing in-house applications prior to formal release
E) The computer is a gaming system that’s only used on 25-main raids every Tuesday night. More dots!
The answer: B) The computer is a database server that provides services for hundreds of simultaneous users
Error-Correcting Code (ECC) memory is often seen in high-end motherboards that provide important services or software functions. Unlike normal parity memory, ECC memory can find and fix errors. ECC memory generally costs more, so you usually see motherboards designed for ECC memory when there’s a specific need.
Want to know more? Watch “An Overview of Memory.”
We know that memory is one of the most critical resources in our computer, but how does it really work? In this video, we’ll look at the fundamentals of memory operation and learn about memory transfer rates, throughput speeds, latency, read-only memory, and the differences between single-sided and double-sided memory.