CCL:Nine bits v. Eight

 We are purchasing a pentium 100MHZ PC to speed up our runs using Hyperchem
 and Gaussian 92W/DFT. I was alerted by several people that many of the newer
 PCs use 8 bit SIMMs now. I've gotten differing opinions on whether parity
 checking is needed. I would appreciate hearing from anyone with an informed
 opinion as to the risks (no pun) involved. Hypercube and Gaussian boffins
 especially welcome.
                                                     Paul Friedman
 E-mail pfriedma