Operating system role
The operating system is the ultimate authority in resolving hardware problems associated with the change of centuries. It is the operating system in most cases that tells applications the current…

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SPD EEPROM: Functioning Algorithm
With the advent of the new SDRAM standard, a new I2C interface has also appeared. The interface was developed by Philips and is used as an internal auxiliary bus of…

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Gentlemen's set for office local area network
The composition of the computer equipment used in the office is traditional and is determined by the typical tasks facing employees. Modern business requires the automation of accounting and warehouse…

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parameters

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

SDRAM PC100 Memory Testing Software
You can write your own routine or use ready-made utilities. We recommend using the ctsmb.exe program (System-Management-Bus-Scanner 1.2), which works if there is a South-Bridge PIIX4 on the motherboard (PIIX…

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“Clicks of Death" - what is it?
This is such a situation when the drive has lost its ability to read the servo track for proper head positioning. At the same time, the drive does not “see”…

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DIMM EEPROM test program dimm.exe
A quick analysis of the type of DIMM module installed in the system unit can also be done with dimm_id.exe. The program is subject to all the restrictions discussed above:…

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Can I recover information myself?
Of course, in simple cases this is possible. Accidentally destroyed files are recovered by common utilities, usually without any problems. This can be done even by poorly trained users -…

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