Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope
error correction code

Short for error-correcting code, ECC is a method of detecting and then correcting errors in the computer memory.

When purchasing computer memory you may notice ECC or Non-ECC memory, or error-correcting code memory and non-error correction code memory. Non-ECC memory will always be cheaper.

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