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How severe is a Parity Error?

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Beep Boop, son. Beep Boop.

Not sure where to put this now, thread tooltip says this would go in Questions just because I'm asking a question, but the tech help section is in the thread department. Oh well.

Computer seems to be running alright, no stuttering freezing or whatnot. In fact I recently did some cleaning to free up a lot of disk space.
Was in the middle of a daily run in MGSV The Phantom Pain and suddenly I hear 2 short beeps. Like, electronic beeps you might hear off a Dialysis machine or something.

Looking up beep codes it says 2 short beeps for a AMBIOS (which is what i have) means a Parity Error. 
Something to do with RAM. And looking it up says it needs replacing....? Surely that can't be right.
Most of what I know is about computers is software, when it comes to hardware I draw a blank. Is this something I should look into, or am I fine because as you can see my computer appears to be running fine. Metal Gear is even still running minimized as I type this with like 13 tabs open on the subject.

My computer is fairly new, only had it for 2 years now.
 Last DELL I had lasted 8 years hard labor before it gave me problems of any kind, so I'm not entirely sure what move I should make.

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    The RAM does need replacing, Newer machines, especially ones bought off the shelf, use cheap RAM sticks, and power supplies to reduce production costs, both to the manufacturer and the consumer. This cheap RAM can die relatively easily, and the beeps are to inform you that the amount of RAM available is insufficient to run your machine.
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