identifying PC Simms
julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Sep 30 09:24:05 CDT 2005
Jeff Walther wrote:
> The real trick is figureing out the capacity of the chips from the
> markings on them. Google searches sometimes help, but often (almost
> always) just lead you to chip distributers spamming the search engine
> space with part numbers to lead part searches to their sites. They
> often don't even have the chip in question, and rarely have any useful
> information available on their website.
Usenet archives tend to be better when finding out memory chip
capacities IME - luckily the spammers only seem to concentrate on the
web side of things.
> I beliee that most PCs could make use of the added parity bit, while
> Macs didn't care if it was present.
(ignoring attributions here I know)
Isn't that the other way around? Nearly all PCs I've come across don't
care about parity, but the rest of the world always seemed to make use
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