[techtalk] More on hardware woes

jenn at simegen.com jenn at simegen.com
Fri Mar 9 11:03:40 EST 2001

Wood, Mary wrote:

> Here's a specific query:
> Can a damaged memory chip fry a motherboard?

I'm not sure if it can fry a motherboard, but it CAN cause all 
sorts of wierd-and-wonderful reactions.

Hm. My Other Half tells me he once fried a CPU and power supply by 
plugging a whole bank of 16K RAM in the wrong way around. So let's
call it possible-but-unlikely.

Cutting off power that abruptly might have fried some componentry
in the motherboard, especially if there was something that was 
dodgy to begin with.

So even if A did not cause B, A and B might have both been caused
by C.

I think you can see the light .. and it's not an oncoming train!

Jenn V.
     "Do you ever wonder if there's a whole section of geek culture
             you miss out on by being a geek?" - Dancer.

jenn at simegen.com     Jenn Vesperman     http://www.simegen.com/~jenn/

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