The main board I would like to buy (ASUS PCI/I-P54SP4 or -P54NP4)
is said to support either SIMMs with parity chips or those without
parity chips. Is there any advantage in using SIMMs with parity
chips on such a main board? If I buy SIMMs with parity chips,
I will be able to use them on main boards which only accept
parity SIMMs in case there will be such a need in the future.
However, will these parity chips be useful at all when installed
to the ASUS main board I am going to buy?
I am trying to put together a linux system with possibly 32MB of
RAM for doing numerical calculations. If these parity chips help
to detect certain hadrware failures which may eventually occur,
then it may be worthwhile to pay more to get SIMMs with these
chips. I would like to learn more about this.
I appreciate it if someone will provide some comments.