Sunday, April 03, 2011
I doubled the RAM, from 1G to 2G, on EXP5 today.
This is a "salvage upgrade" of pieces/parts from my old—circa 2003—Windows XP box, which suffered a fatal hardware malfunction. The heatsink on the chipset sproinged off and cooked it, causing numerous spontaneous reboots. This is the second time in ten years this kind of heatsink failure has happened to one of my boxes. Otherwise, it was a pretty solid machine. But now it rests in pieces in Hinky's Hardware Graveyard. Caches to ashes, DOS to dust...
It had 3G, so I took the two matched 1G chips and moved them over. It seems to be running fine.