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  •  I'm this close to starting to implement, (1+ / 0-)
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    in earnest, the ideas you've discussed in your series.  I haven't wanted to try until I had a hardware setup I was comfortable experimenting with, so I ordered a bunch of stuff from newegg and tigerdirect and put together a server.

    Unfortunately, dunderhead that I am, I think I may have fried the motherboard by putting two DDR2 memory chips into DDR slots.  Either that, or the motherboard was just bad to begin with -- I haven't had the time to figure it out yet.

    In any case, I hope to be a more frequent participant around here once I can actually boot the machine.

    •  did you have to force them in? (0+ / 0-)

      I thought that they had a different number of pins, and couldn't fit; just googling it mentioned that.
      Thanks for your kind words--though the ideas are hardly my own--just tons of reading and rephrasing what much more knowledgeable people are saying, kind of mimic of /. and Arstechnica, with a dash of Distrowatch.
      Cheers!
      And look forward to hearing how that self-built machine turns out--that is way cool!
      Thanks for sharing that!

      Don't fear the Tux. Use Ubuntu

      by fareast on Sat Sep 22, 2007 at 07:42:56 AM PDT

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      •  Depends what you mean by "force." (1+ / 0-)
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        Yeah, they have a different number of pins, but the slots are the same sizes.  So there was more pressure needed to get them in than I expected, but it wasn't so much pressure that it made me think I was doing something wrong.  But apparently I was doing something wrong.

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