View Full Version : SIMM Socket

06-01-02, 11:19 PM
I kinda goofed. I got 2 16MB chunks of edo memory to put into the 133 MHz system below. When i put them into slots 3 and 4, then booted up, the monitor light became amber, and nothing happened. I tried reversing 3 and 4, but that didn't work. When i was about to reverse 1 and 2 (the initial 32 MB) with 3 and 4, the tiny legs that click in place to hold the SIMM broke off in slot 3 when i took the SIMM out. Now i can align the SIMM with the tiny holes, but there's no arms to hold them in. Is this a serious mistake, or will it hold if i tape it in?

06-02-02, 12:13 AM
as long as it makes enough contact to transfer the signals, it'll work

06-02-02, 07:49 AM
i'd buy another stick of ram.

06-02-02, 09:52 AM
I think he means the MB is whats damaged.

06-02-02, 10:51 AM
Right. The ram worked in another system, but when i tried removing them from my mobo, the arms holding the simm in kinda snapped. So now i have to align the pins iwth the holes, and then use electrical tape to hold it down ;)

06-02-02, 11:22 AM
Now, if i wanted to replace my mobo, how would i do that? Because i was checking Ebay for AT style boards, but none of them would fit in my case. My PB600 board's pci and isa slots are all on a daughterboard plugged into the mainboard. Since the board is vertically mounted like all boards, the cards end up vetical as well rather than horizontal like most cases. Will it be impossible to upgrade? If i got a new case and psu, would all i have to do is unplug all my hardware, plug it into the new mobo, and bootup? I heard that you have to repartition when you change boards because all the stuff like ide and chipset and etc . all change at once.

06-02-02, 02:04 PM
You don't have to repartition . Maybe just reinstall your OS but last time I changed boards I did not even do that . Later I did it due to the thing beggining to mess around ( maybe because of the new mobo ) but it was only like a month after but I will say it is a safe bet to reload you OS