Error Is No More An Error
While we are sitting in front of the
computer if a small box comes up with errors like -
memory corruption, memory leaks or access outside of
array bounds and if we see that the mouse pointer has
freezed, then it could be considered as memory
error. This may lead to application crash.
However, it is just a symptom of RAM functioning.
Memory error is commonly considered
as RAM (Random Access Memory) parity. RAM parity is
referred to a procedure through which the RAM itself
will detect errors in the computer. Undetected memory
is highlighted and this is the root cause of memory
error. The entire detection process is logical.
RAM or the system memory is divided into parity and
non-parity. Non-parity RAM could be replaced by parity.
The same logic is commonly used for home computers.
But the most important function which is detection of
memory error could be done only by
non-parity RAM. The latest technologies for RAMs are
EEC – Error Correction Code. It is efficient and proved
to be the best technology which detects memory
error. Whenever the computer system shows any
error EEC starts working and keeps a log of that error.
This procedure is known as EEC- Extended Error Correction.
The best part is that it runs a schedule check from
In old computers this function was disabled and due
to which memory error was unnoticed.
The after effect was system crash and loss of data.
However, the modern computing has not fully recovered
from memory errors but the technology and the logic
of RAM functioning has helped to be in a safer side.
There are latest RAMs which do not support ECC but the
greater capacity of RAM considered as an escape from
most the memory errors.