[Wolves] The Bitch is back!

Kevanf1 kevanf1 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 11:15:18 BST 2005

On 26/09/05, David Goodwin <david at codepoets.co.uk> wrote:
> <snip>
> <rant on thread hijacking>
> You're less likely to get an answer by replying to PeterC's thread

I know, that's why I apologised :-)))  put it down to laziness on my part.

> Normally memory will have stickers on it, with e.g. 100Mhz or 133Mhz
> written on it. The manufacturers normally put little grooves in the
> bottom of the memory so you can't plug in totally incompatible memory.
> I've not heard of any problems from mixing 133 and 100mhz memory before
> - I've certainly done it on my mother's computer.  All I can recommend
> is that you run memtest on it (and leave it running for an hour or more)
> Hope that's of some use,
> David.

Thank's David.  There are no stickers on any of it :-(((  It's old
stuff that was given to me.  Memtest will be an absolute must as I
haven't got a clue as to the provenance of this stuff.  For all I know
it might all be duff...  I do know it hasn't been handled properly. 
I'm always very careful and put the antistatic bracelet on etc.hold it
by the very edge blah, blah..  The chap I had it from thinks it's ok
to pull a plug from a live parallel, serial port then wonder why the
port has burned out :-(((  Hence the reason I was hoping for some sort
of ID before I actually go to the trouble of inserting the RAM into a
mobo.  Mixing PC100 and Pc133 shouldn't be a problem but it may
conflict if the timings are out.  Plus it will run only as fast as the
slower RAM.  It did cause a problem for me once as it made a PC run
like frozen treacle until I took one stick out..  Cheers though :-)
I am only human, please forgive me if I make a mistake it is not deliberate.
Take care.
Kevan Farmer

34 Hill Street
Cheslyn Hay

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