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September 24th, 2006

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02:35 pm - what a difference a gig makes
Things are indeed clicking along much better with the RAM upgrade. The Dashboard stuff especially pops up and down crisply and quickly, very nice.

I'm a trifle chagrined, though, as the reason my system had taken such a performance hit was that half my RAM was off-line. I'd been misremembering my specs - I bought the machine with 512K instead of 256K, so when they went to install the 1G stick in the slot that was reading as empty, they discovered - voila! - a second stick of 256K already occupying the slot, with a non-functional side-clamp. Hence the week-long stay in the shop, as they ordered and installed another new logic board to replace the faulty one with which they earlier replaced the one I fried in Idaho (after which said performance hit convinced me I needed to up my RAM).

I always have trouble with orders of magnitude. But I still feel kind of stupid for not figuring out what was going on. I blame PAWS.

Anyway, now I have a spare 256K stick of memory that I'm not sure what to do with.

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Date:September 25th, 2006 01:08 pm (UTC)
It can join the stick of 256K of memory that I don't know what to do with.
We can start a home for orphaned RAM.

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