| Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2006 09:41:21 +0100
| Subject: [ILUG] [Q] is it possible for memory _slot_ to fail?
| From: Brian Foster <blf at blf.utvinternet.ie>
|[... power supply fried and apparently took with it one of
| the two 256MiB PC133 DIMM slots ... power was accidently
| removed from CD and DVD rewriters ... BIOS failed to hold
| settings for hdb ...]
it appears the accidental disconnection of the CD and DVD
was also the cause of the BIOS failing to keep the hdb
settings. I dunno why, BIOS bug, maybe? anyways, with
power restored to the two rewriters, the BIOS is happy.
so it seems the only damage is the one DIMM slot. this
means I have only the one slot remaining; i.e., I only
have 256MiB. ;-( I am noticing that! whilst I will
be looking to get a new machine eventually (mostly need
more CPU umphf), ATM I am thinking about upgrading to a
512MiB DIMM (which is the largest the machine/motherboard
does anyone have recommendations on (European) suppliers
of PC133 512MiB DIMMs? good or bad? quality and service
Experienced (20+ yrs) kernel/software Eng: | Brian Foster Montpellier,
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