Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope

error correction codeShort for Error-Correction Code, ECC is a method of detecting and then correcting errors within the computer memory.

When purchasing computer memory you may notice ECC or NON-ECC memory, or Error-Correction Code Memory and Non-Error Correction Code Memory. NON-ECC memory will always be cheaper.

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