[SATLUG] broken cpu pin fell off

Alan Lesmerises alesmerises at satx.rr.com
Sun Jun 8 09:06:39 CDT 2008

I sent this before, but I don't think it went through (at least I never 
got it back ...):

I've used Asus mobos for years (in several machines) and they haven't 
let me down. Then again, I haven't really had a mobo die on me either, 
so that doesn't exactly equate to them actually being superior to other 
brands -- just good, solid products from my experience.

If you're looking for an economical solution to the memory question, 
can't you just use a SINGLE 2gb stick and upgrade later as your needs 

Al Lesmerises

Chris Lemire wrote:
> I've got 4 slots for ram, not 2. If I buy 2 sticks giving me a total of 4gb now, I can add 2 more sticks later to double that to 8gb. 8 gb is as future proof, at least for the near future, as I can get because it is the most this board will take anyways. it would have been pointless to get 8 gb of ram for that computer back then to make you future proof. you are most likely using a faster different type of memory now.
> --- Al Castanoli <afcasta at satx.rr.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, 2008-06-06 at 21:47 -0700, Chris Lemire
>> wrote:
>>> Now I have to decide, do I want to buy 2 sticks of ddr2 2x 1gb dual channel for 20~30 bucks, or do I want to pay 80~90 bucks for 2x 2gb sticks of ram and be future proof.
>> If you think 4 GB of RAM is going to make you future proof, consider the original alamo.satlug.org was running Red Hat 3.0.3 with 48 megabytes of RAM.  It was a mailserver, web server, ftp server, and occasionally a Quake server.  How far do you think you'd get today with Fedora on 48 megabytes of RAM?
>> Al Castanoli
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