installing more memory
arcarlini at iee.org
Tue Sep 2 13:29:49 CDT 2008
bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca wrote:
> Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
>> It's mechanically very strong, and rarely presents a problem unless
>> you damage it in some way (forcing memory in the wrong way, pouring
>> liquids into it, sandblasting it, drilling holes in it, etc).
> And just how would you know?
Some years ago a friend turned up asking for help.
He'd purchased a motherboard that needed 168-pin SDRAM
(that's two little slots in the stick and two corresponding
ridges in the connector to give you a hint). He' also
purchased two sticks of 184-pin DDR.
"I've managed to fit one but it doesn't work".
FWIW the memory had survived, the socket had come
off slightly worse. With the amount of force he'd
used, he'd managed to not only to damage the ridges
in the connector but also remove at least one half
of one of the gold contacts.
But other than that I've found DIMM sockets to be very
reliable. I have one motherboard that I've used to
test SDRAM before selling it on, and despite having had
a large number of insertions and removals (all in the
same socket too ...) it's still going strong.
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