On Fri, 2 Aug 2002 09:06:55 -0300 (ADT), Jim Diamond <jdiamond@...
> I get the impression that you haven't been a member of this list for
> a long time...
No, just a couple of months. (And I read through the archive for
maybe the two months before that before joining the list.)
> the Crucial memory was discussed 8 or 10 (?) months ago, and the
> general concensus at the time was that its current draw was far
> higher than other brands and caused problems with some people's
Interesting. Mine has worked flawlessly; I just searched the
archives, though, and it's possible I'll run into problems, since I
haven't yet tried to run any high-powered games on it. (I'm still
waiting for my software to arrive that I should have gotten soon after
I ordered the computer; it might be on its way now, though. At least
I got rid of some of my annoyance by venting at Dell/redeem-it.com at
With luck, maybe it will work for me. The 8200 has different memory
than earlier models; maybe Micron manufactures that with a lower draw
(or Dell manufactures their machines to be able to handle the higher
draw). Or maybe, given that I'll have the laptop plugged in, the
powermizer stuff won't kick in. Or maybe I can turn it off
explicitly, or maybe the current video drivers handle this better.
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