Socket Use

Roy J. Tellason rtellason at
Tue Jun 13 22:18:24 CDT 2006

On Sunday 11 June 2006 12:54 am, Don Y wrote:
> > But with a modern PC mobo, I couldn't rationalize the time spent
> > repairing it.
> PC's are designed as disposable products.  I wonder why they even
> bother with "extra" SIMM/DIMM sockets... just build it in a
> particular configuration and forget it!

Look at Packard-Bell machines,  which did exactly that,  having much of the 
RAM for example soldered to the MB,  which allowed them to omit the sockets 
and use surface-mount parts.

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