- Upgrades"

Had a spot of downtime on The Cat this morning because Dabs delivered some extra memory for it. It took a little longer than expected because of two things. Firstly, the CPU heatsink popped off because one of it's holders on the motherboard came off (so I had to solder it back on), and then, it sat at the BIOS saying "I've got new memory, press F1 to continue" (which I couldn't see until I got the monitor out of the garage to have a look).

Curiously also, the machine's supposed to take a maximum of 4GB RAM, which has to be in pairs of DIMMs. The fourth slot isn't on the board, so it's got three DIMMs in, and seems to be quite happy at 3GB. Curious how you can only buy these DIMMs in pairs, and how HP themselves say the machine will take 4GB though... Ho hum...

Update 8/3/07: Also I've upgraded Drupal to 5.1 and Fedora to FC 6. Phew - all done. Remarkably easily as it goes though ;-)

Submitted by coofercat on Tue, 2007-03-06 12:19