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I'm running a tyan S2875 dual opteron board with AMI bios and I am wondering in chip setup under ECC what does chip kill mean or do? What about BG Scrub etc. I am running TWINX2048RE-3200 memory. Mike
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IBM Whitepaper on ChipKill ECC: [url=http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/pseries/campaigns/chipkill.pdf]Read Me[/url]. In short, "Chipkill is an advanced form of ECC that has the ability to withstand a multi-bit failure within a DRAM chip, including a failure that would affect all data bits, whether that is four, eight, or sixteen."* This is in contrast to normal SEC ECC which only corrects for a single bit error (SEC: Single Error Correction). BG Scrub, although I'm not entirely sure on these, allow for error corrections in the L1 and L2 cache's of the CPU itself. That's about all I can figure out without delving into a white-paper the size of the Titanic. PLUR CK *Quoted from a Dataram PDF.
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