• Subject: Re: DIMM in model 170
  • From: MacWheel99@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2001 14:10:38 EST

>  But..  would you test your $2K memory in your PC and risk frying it?  Or,
>  would you risk your $20K 170 with PC memory.  Worse - would you trust
>  running your nice stable 170 with cheap PC memory?
>  I'd be curious of anyone knows for sure...

We generally have thumbs down on Microsoft Quality for a variety of reasons, 
but do we feel the same way about Intel & other places that make the hardware 
that almost everything runs on?

Several years ago when we were on S/36 5360, IBM supported memory up to 7 ... 
I do not remember if it was K or Meg but we had 8 thanks to EMC ... in fact 
most of our S/36 memory was EMC because it was 1/2 the price of IBM and came 
with this wonderful guarantee ... if there was any problem in which IBM 
blamed the EMC memory, EMC would pay full costs of IBM repairs ... also there 
was a real easy way to switch out EMC memory so it not in the equation.  

There were other places that offered memory for the midrange at 1/2 the price 
of EMC but zero guarantees.  Prudence dictated that I not even tell my 
management about these places.  They might try to chance it.

If your memory goes bad & has to be replaced ... how fast does that take & 
how quickly do you know that is the problem?

3 years ago my home PC i/o controller went flaky ... I was getting error 
messages that indicated just about everything was bad, but there was nothing 
wrong with my hard disk, or my memory, other than the stuff corrupted because 
my controller misbehaving.

MacWheel99@aol.com (Alister Wm Macintyre) (Al Mac)

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