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[#] Sun Mar 28 2010 17:08:07 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I never thought I'd see the day when a computer *had* that much memory. It wasn't that long ago that we were buying 30-pin SIMM's at $40 per megabyte.
And it wasn't that much longer ago that we were populating memory boards with discrete DIP's.

[#] Mon Mar 29 2010 00:52:16 EDT from the8088er @ Uncensored

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I personally remember a 16 MB SIMM for my Pentium I being $40. This was in like 1997 and I was 7 years old at the time.

Now I have 6 GB in my workstation and I hope to jump to 10 soon because I tend to be running too many VMs and getting into swap space too often.

[#] Mon Mar 29 2010 08:45:04 EDT from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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It's all about the 4116's baby. The funny thing is, you can still get them.. they are around 50 cents each.. which on a per bit basis is astronomically expensive by current RAM price standards.

[#] Mon Mar 29 2010 11:55:06 EDT from Spell Binder @ Uncensored

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They'd probably be cheaper if you bought a full taped-out roll of 1,000 or so.

[#] Mon Mar 29 2010 13:05:07 EDT from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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I'm sure. I would have been happy to get them for 50 cents in the 80's when I kept destroying my Apple ][ plugging home-made expansion cards into it.
I really did appreciate all the chips being socketed back then so I could replace just the bits I had destroyed.

[#] Mon Mar 29 2010 14:53:13 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Did you ever freeze a board to find the bad chip?

[#] Mon Mar 29 2010 15:10:54 EDT from the8088er @ Uncensored

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How does that work?

[#] Mon Mar 29 2010 15:29:02 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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You can still buy 30 pin simms, but they're terribly expensive nowadays (even if you buy them from me :-)

[#] Mon Mar 29 2010 17:26:39 EDT from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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How does what work?

[#] Mon Mar 29 2010 17:49:02 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Freezing a board to find a bad chip.

It's an old trick that some old techs used to occasionally do ... since a bad chip will overheat faster than a normally functioning chip, it was occasionally possible to freeze a board, put it into service, and see which chip heated up the fastest before the board malfunctioned. It didn't always work, of course, because it depended on the type of failure, but it could occasionally catch an intermittent problem.

If you troll around in message boards for people who collect and repair old arcade games, you'll occasionally see people talking about chilling individual chips (using an upside down CO2 can) and seeing which one makes a small problem go away; that's the chip that needs to be replaced.

Most stuff is so dense now that this technique has fallen out of use.

[#] Mon Mar 29 2010 19:02:24 EDT from the8088er @ Uncensored

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It's rather clever though and I may try it on a device that failed sooner and sooner after being powered on to the point where it no longer works at all. There are no visible signs of damage or overheating.

[#] Wed Mar 31 2010 09:27:09 EDT from skpacman @ Uncensored

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[#] Wed Mar 31 2010 12:10:27 EDT from arabella @ Uncensored

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How much is she.....Oh wait....lost interest



[#] Wed Mar 31 2010 12:18:02 EDT from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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It's not just computers. When I was doing electronics repair (in different places.. repairing alarm system components, pagers, car stereos, and dj equipment).. freeze spray was something I used often to find intermittent parts.

[#] Wed Mar 31 2010 12:27:26 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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"He's Mister Freezemeister, he's mister cold...

He's mister fix-your-computer, even though it's very old..."



[#] Wed Mar 31 2010 15:15:54 EDT from triLcat @ Uncensored

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what happens when the girl crashes?



[#] Wed Mar 31 2010 21:09:23 EDT from Harbard @ Uncensored

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Not even if she was sitting on my lap.  Though I might be tempted.



[#] Wed Mar 31 2010 23:08:03 EDT from the8088er @ Uncensored

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Actually Peter what I was going to try it on was an amplifier. Maybe it will help me track down the problem.

[#] Thu Apr 01 2010 12:16:58 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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hardly as slim.



[#] Thu Apr 01 2010 16:22:55 EDT from ycm @ Uncensored

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Wed Mar 31 2010 09:09:23 PM EDT from Harbard @ Uncensored

Not even if she was sitting on my lap.  Though I might be tempted.

If she was sitting on my lap, I'd be doing something to her, not to my computer, mind you. I see no problem with that. Windows isn't installable on wetware. Yet. (*afraid*)

 

(Also, this is my first post on uncensored.)



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