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#1 rowal5555

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 04:56 AM

I recently replaced my 2x256 sticks of DDR333 SDRAM, PC2700, with 2x512 modules of the same specs - all good. Checks with Everest v1.51 showed as I would expect.

Koan Yorel made mention of another scanner, SIW, so I gave it a try and got very weird results. I spent last night swapping modules between the slots to see if I could get different results.

Anyway, the first two links are as shown by Everest (The links are compressed so click them again in ImageShack)

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and this is the result from SIW (Slot 1 is the problem child)
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I've sort of figured out that the Flash ROM shown is actually the 256KB ROM cache?? but, do I have some dud RAM or is this just a glitch from SIW?

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 09:15 AM

I've not seen this before.
I'll have to play with another system later today with both utilities and see what I can figure out.
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Posted 21 November 2006 - 10:34 PM

Have you contacted the writer of SIW? If you don't notice any problems with your system's performance, I'd suspect a glitch.
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Posted 21 November 2006 - 10:38 PM

Good point. I'll try that.

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In contact with writer now and receiving excellent service.

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 02:49 PM

Have received reply from writer after running a debug version of SIW:

"For the first memory slot SIW gets some info from FLASH, some for the SDRAM.
I will fix SIW ASAP"

Very satisfactory result. Thanks to all.

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 03:32 PM

Well Done! rowal5555

I couldn't duplicate your result last night, but I was only playing with a small pen drive, and 2 x 256 sticks.

I look forward to a fresh d/l of the SIW in near future.
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Posted 24 November 2006 - 02:04 PM

Received another debug version from the writer a moment ago and the problem appears to have been remedied. Results are now as one would expect.

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Many thanks to Gabriel Topala for his prompt service.

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 02:10 PM

Thanks to Gabriel Topala from me too.

I really like the SIW utility and it's nice to see such quick debugging of it.
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Posted 25 November 2006 - 11:36 AM

"small" software writers provide a great service to the online community. And their responsiveness is a huge plus when it comes to unforseen problems.

I've communicated with the writer of "SendTo Toys" about issues and had the same quick response and a rapid release (to me) of a debug version. Then I had to convince him to even consider taking PayPal donations!

It's feedback from us that motivates them - but it never hurts to reward their service with the donation of a few $'s. There's a link to it on his website.
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