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    SubjectRe: Oops assist...

    On Thu, 6 May 1999 10:54:21 -0700 (PDT), Dan Hollis
    <> said:

    >> at least on cold power-on you first have to write something to RAM
    >> to initialize the parity bit(s). if you try to read RAM first,
    >> odds are 50% that the parity bit is wrong and you'll get an NMI...

    > Are you 100% sure about this? And what about warmboots.

    It is necessary to initialise ECC memory, yes, but the BIOS should do it
    for you. I've only got one ECC box, but at least on that one the BIOS
    definitely spends a while setting up the memory at boot time.


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