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Re: [vox-tech] DIMM speed question



On Tue, Oct 28, 2003 at 10:37:49AM -0800, p@dirac.org wrote:
> i'm glad this was mentioned because i was planning on installing the
> DIMMs backwards.  thankfully i read this in time, and know better now...
> 
> ;)
> 
> pete


Don't laugh, but I worked somewhere where someone basically forced DIMMs
in any which way.  The key notching has something to do with voltage,
and jury rigging around that has quite the bad effect to the
mainboard/DIMM in question.  



> 
> 
> On Tue 28 Oct 03, 10:31 AM, Richard Burkhart <richard@khanfusion.net> said:
> > Last time I heard 128 pins = 128 pins.
> > 
> > But 128 pins, rotated 180 degrees so that the notch-key is in the wrong
> > place, and then forced in with 'Armstrong Torque(tm)' is contra-indicated in
> > the motherboard user manual.
> > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > 
> > > On Tue 28 Oct 03,  8:57 AM, Michael J Wenk <wenk@praxis.homedns.org> said:
> > > > On Tue, Oct 28, 2003 at 07:48:29AM -0800, Rod Roark wrote:
> > > > > On Tuesday 28 October 2003 07:37 am, p@dirac.org wrote:
> > > > > > can you use faster DIMMs, say 2100PC, on a machine rated
> > > for slower DIMMs?
> > > > >
> > > > > Yes, as far as I know.
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Id be careful of voltage requirements.  Also, I know this goes without
> > > > saying, but I will say this anyways, do not force a DIMM into a socket.
> > > > if the grooves don't match, then it won't work.
> > >
> > > huh?   isn't 128 pins equal to 128 pins?
> > >
> > > pete
> > >
> > >
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