[svlug] linux system...
dagmar at dsurreal.org
Thu Apr 26 19:52:01 PDT 2001
On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, Rick Moen wrote:
> begin Dagmar d'Surreal quotation:
> > ATA CDROM drives are still cheaper than SCSI ones, and that's the main
> > reason they do it.
> There's always a chance to shoot yourself in the foot by going cheap.
> > Plus a CDROM tends to drag down the speed of the bus that it's on, so
> > if it's on a bus that isn't being used for anything else you don't
> > have to worry about that particular problem.
> I thought that went without saying. You put all your slow devices on
> the slow-devices chain.
> > I mentioned some stuff about RAM before, and here's the
> > rest. Unfortunately no, "PC133" is not just a marketing term.
> In theory, no. In practice, yes. The claimed performance isn't
> reliably usable. You may _think_ that "CAS2" and "PC133" on the same
> advertisement item implies that it will reliably do CAS2 at 133 MHz, but
> check the overclocker sites and you'll find that this is not actually
> the case most of the time. It's a (not very funny) joke. In the real
> world, these claims just don't mean bupkes.
Heh. ...the main reason for buying from a reputable vendor. I stressed
over my RAM decision for quite some time, and wound up having a piece
shipped here, and then I shipped it to someone with a RAM tester and had
them check it out to be sure... Thank goodness my next stick of 256Mb
won't cost that much. :)
> My solution: Use a RAM vendor whom you've found to be knowledgeable,
> realiable, and not a shlockmeister -- or just buy from Mushkin.
MUSHKIN! That's the name of the vendor I had in mind for getting RAM
from that I couldn't remember. Good catch. :) They're actually even
in top 100 of online purchase sites that that particular advisory company
(can't remember their names either. It's been a looong day) for checking
out online shops in advance puts out. Very very good folks there.
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