[TAG] segmentation fault
Jay R. Ashworth
jra at baylink.com
Sun Oct 2 23:23:04 MSD 2005
On Sun, Oct 02, 2005 at 10:01:32AM -0700, Mike Orr wrote:
> Memory is a pain because there's so many subtle incompatibilities
> between the speed/type of memory and the motherboard's capacity. So you
> have to take the existing memory chip or motherboard manual to the shop,
> to make sure you get the identical kind. Look for places with a
> lifetime warranty on memory; that way, in a predicament like your
> current one, you can get it replaced for free. Memory is like forty
> bucks for 512 MB, so it's no big deal anymore. Unless you have some
> ultra-old type that isn't made anymore. In that case you could go
> through the bins of $1 used memory at a PC recycling shop (RE-PC, etc),
> but with the subtle incompatibilities, it's much easier to just get a
> new motherboard and memory.
The generalization of which is: perform your cost benefit analyses,
however informal, very carefully, and know what you're *really* trying
to do: fix problems? Or learn?
Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
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