SPD EEPROM Specification
In addition to the description of the transmission interface, I2C information, the PC SDRAM Serial Presence Detect (SPD) Specification specification defines the information recorded in the EEPROM by the manufacturer.…

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Checking the status of the Zip drive
TIP.EXE is a Zip disk surface quality test. The principle of the program is as follows: this program reads each sector of data from the disk, enters them into the…

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Z-tracks
In devices with a moving coil there are no pre-fixed positions. Instead, they use a special guidance system (positioning), which accurately brings the heads to the desired track. The system…

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Almost everything about SPD-EEPROM …

To this day, there are still SDRAM DIMMs operating at 66 MHz frequencies that are not equipped with the SPD-EEPROM chip, which contains the most important time parameters and data on the chips used in the module and their manufacturer. The modules at 66 MHz worked flawlessly, allowing memory expansion by adding DIMM modules from other manufacturers or another type of execution. Continue reading

Ways of spreading viruses
How are viruses and, in particular, the Win95.CIH virus spread? It is generally believed that the main path is the Internet. Other viruses cause a lot of controversy about the…

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The Taming of the Shrew CIH
More recently, on April 26, we witnessed the massive destruction of computers (the destruction of CMOS content) and the destruction of information on hard drives. The blow to the pocket…

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Golden Disks and IDE
The problem of recording "golden" discs has already been covered on our website (as well as in the journal CHIP, No. 8, 1999). However, the problems continue. Only, if earlier…

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Mass Share Against Iomega
On September 10, 1998, in the New Castle County Supreme Court, Delaware, on behalf of all Iomega Zip drive owners, a campaign of dissatisfied consumers began that went beyond national…

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