[Novalug] I am _so_ not a hardware guy...
Bryan J. Smith
b.j.smith at ieee.org
Tue Jan 19 08:21:06 EST 2010
Also, just FYI, I've had a USB header prevent a system from posting.
Yes, a USB device! Totally unexpected.
From my old blog: "Note-to-Self: Check Every Part for Failure"
PCs are a real PITA, especially when it comes to the POST and getting
different components working together -- or even on the same board
(seen enough design defects over the years). It's the price you pay for
commodity openness, things are _never_ to exact spec and atypical cases
can result in total failures (like a failed USB device holding up the POST
_Never_ assuming anything with the PC. It's a cure as much as a blessing.
From: Cliff Palmer <cliff at palmercs.com>
To: novalug at calypso.tux.org
Sent: Tue, January 19, 2010 6:25:48 AM
Subject: Re: [Novalug] I am _so_ not a hardware guy...
>Thanks to everyone who replied – the problem, while still
>baffling, is solved.
>My Gigabyte MB has 6 DDR3 memory slots, but as the speed of the
>memory increases the number of slots that actually work decreases. No, I’m
>not smoking anything – check it out:
>As the speed of the memory increases the number of chips
>(regardless of capacity) is reduced.
>You just can’t make this stuff up….
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