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[Feb. 13th, 2009|09:10 pm]
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[mood |Princess Tutu]

just how awesome the drawing of Junko in the last panel of today's MegaTokyo is. (I'm also amused by what appears to be the massive retcon that's going on, but I also haven't been paying much attention, so I won't talk about it.)

In 27 minutes -- I'll go ahead and write this and post it then -- the all-new Az-chan will have been up for eight days, matching her recent records in this incarnation. (Hopefully I'll finish standing her up the rest of the way this weekend, so that, forex, the CWDB comes back.) I will therefore speculate/rant about a possible cause: apparently, the DDR2 spec does not require that you, um, meet the DDR2 spec. That is, it is apparently not a breach of the DDR2 licensing agreements to not support a third of all the DDR2 RAM out there, and then not bother to tell anyone about it: DDR2 RAM can be 1.8, 2.0, or 2.2 volts, and the M3A doesn't actually support 2.2 volt DDR2, according to the hilariously misnamed "Qualified Vendor List". This fact is not mentioned anywhere in the hardcopy that comes with the motherboad; in fact, it's not even explicitly mentioned in the "QVL"; it "just so happens" that all the "Qualified" memory modules (note, explicit model #s in the "QVL", not /vendors/) are 1.8 and 2.0 -volt modules.




The above, in fact, never made it to posted. Odd, that.

Garran, thank you for the "Princess Tutu" recommendation; it's been magnificent, up through half-way through and then one more, to the opening which begins, "Once upon a time there was a man who fell in love with a doll." Naturally, I capitalized the last letter... and left this here, just in case the story in a story which contains another story interacts strangely with its subject.
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From: _quinn
2009-02-14 03:16 am (UTC)

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(And, FWIW, uptime is currently 37.5 and change days.)
From: _quinn
2009-02-14 03:19 am (UTC)

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Also, it turns out that the DDR2 spec is 1.8V +/- .1, and that the DIMMs have to be able to accept higher voltages (up to 2.2, IIRC) without breaking, but they aren't required to function at that voltage. *sigh*