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Date:      Sat, 05 Jul 1997 01:10:44 -0700
From:      David Greenman <dg@root.com>
To:        Carey Nairn <cpn@ccd.tas.gov.au>
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: EDO vs non-parity RAM 
Message-ID:  <199707050810.BAA00440@implode.root.com>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Sat, 05 Jul 1997 12:30:36 +1000." <Pine.BSF.3.96.970705122733.17105A-100000@krondor.cpn.org.au> 

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>I suppose this has been asked before somewhere but I can't find it right
>now...
>
>I want to know which is the preferable RAM type to use for FreeBSD.  I
>have heard people say don't use EDO but the reasons seem to be a bit
>vague.  Is EDO better/worse or more/less reliable than normal non-parity
>RAM ?

   It has the same reliability, but most EDO SIMMs are only available in non-
parity versions. Non-parity is just as reliable as parity RAM, but with parity
your system will crash if it detects a parity error, which many people believe
is superior to continuing to run with the bad bit(s).

-DG

David Greenman
Core-team/Principal Architect, The FreeBSD Project



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