| From: Brian Foster <blf at utvinternet.ie>
| Subject: Re: [ILUG] zombie memory slot? [ was:- (no subject) ]
| Date: Sat, 26 May 2007 19:12:20 +0200
| | From: FRLinux <frlinux at gmail.com>
| | Date: Sat, 26 May 2007 17:54:17 +0100
| | On 5/26/07, Brian Foster <blf at utvinternet.ie> wrote:
| | > back in Nov-2006, my PSU blew up, and took with it
| | > one of the two DIMM slots [ ... which now seems to
| | > be working again!? any ideas why? ]
| | Have you checked your motherboard for apparent damage
| | such as expanding capacitors ? It could be it.
| good point. no, I haven't. I will [... in ] a
| few days — I just ordered 2×512MiB DIMMs [ ... ].
a late/slow followup: no MB damage that I could see
(and I took an especially close look at the caps),
so I'm still puzzled. except that it causes me to
loose a bit more hair from scratching, I'm not going
to worry about it.
the DIMMs passed c.72h of ‘memtest’ing and are working
fine. i.e., the previously “failing” slot is now Ok.
the DIMMs are from Critical. many thanks to whoever
it was on this list that recommended them quite some
time ago (sorry, I cannot recall who ;-\ ).
the order arrived promptly (3 days).
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