[geeks] mac geek question
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Sun Jan 16 11:15:55 CST 2005
On Sun, 16 Jan 2005, velociraptor wrote:
> Yes, a reliable geek buddy told me about RAM problems on an x86 box so
> he put it through torture testing--and opened the case because of an
> odd smell. Doing so revealed glowing traces on the RAM sticks. I do
> not recall the manuf. at the moment.
I smell an urban legend. Assuming this is dynamic memory, it was
getting refreshed, anyway, so it's not like additional gets/puts to
memory will increase the voltage flowing at it.
More than likely, if that actually happened, he had a bad power supply.
Jonathan Patschke ) "I've built my whole system with [-fomit-frame-pointer]
Elgin, TX ( cause it was recommended...as I don't care if a program
USA ) crashes, not interested in finding out why."
( --Tim, Another Satisfied Gentoo User
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