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dealing with deffective RAM
- Subject: dealing with deffective RAM
- From: kline at tao.thought.org (Gary Kline)
- Date: Sun Aug 15 14:02:07 2004
On Sun, Aug 15, 2004 at 10:31:41PM +0200, Laurentiu Pancescu wrote:
> I was afraid this is what I'll be told, you're
> probably right. I have two 128M modules, I'll try to
> find the faulty one, by running the tests just with
> one at a time. If it's one of them (could also be the
> processor, or the mainboard, right?), is it better to
> buy a replacement for the defective one, or just a
> single 256M module, to avoid mismatches between the
> chips? MB is a Matsonic/Chaintech 7AJA0 (I know, it's
> cheap and not very good - that's what Compaq decided
> to put inside Presario), KT833-based, hosting an
> Athlon 1100MHz.
If you're as cheap/thrify as many of us,
it may seem worth the effort to test.
But it's pretty likely that if one of
your 128 sticks is one, the other one
will soon follow. Nutshell, Kris is right.
If your time is utterly free, go ahead.
I've learned that it pays to bite the bullet
and buy new and top-rated memory. I'd go
for a 256MB stick if/when you want to upgrade.
(sign me "been-there") ||?gary
> --- Kris Kennaway <kris_(_at_)_obsecurity_(_dot_)_org> schrieb:
> > Remove the defective ones and replace them - don't
> > waste time trying
> > to squeeze life out of the damaged hardware.
> > They're dead, and there
> > are probably other faults that the memory testers
> > didn't find.
> > Kris
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