Re: Computer Flake Outs (was: Re: On Overclocking - READ THIS!)

Nelson Minar (nelson@media.mit.edu)
Wed, 7 May 1997 01:41:37 -0400


>Maybe this is totally off base, but wouldn't most or all of the
>calculations be done in registers, not memory?

Registers are memory too. Anyone know the random failure rate for
registers? Or all the other parts of the CPU? Failure rates are likey
to all be very small, and as someone said the probability of a failure
at the most crucial moment is very very small. Still, it's something
to think about.

Btw, if someone understands how ECC RAM works with only one extra bit
per byte could you send me (not the list) email? Where's the magic?