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Re: what will you do when your last hardware fails?

in Milliways
In a typical desktop computer, there are going to be at least 10x more transistors in the RAM than in the CPU. It doesn't matter if they are on one chip or multiple chips. If one of them fails, the RAM fails. RAM is generally less reliable because there are more opportunities for failure. Certainly …

Re: what will you do when your last hardware fails?

in Milliways
A motherboard simply has more potential points of failure than a CPU. I don't think it's necessarily lower standards or quality. Besides bad capacitors and leaking batteries they usually last a long time. I have XT motherboards with all original components that still work fine. And for your 1 …

Re: what will you do when your last hardware fails?

in Milliways
A motherboard simply has more potential points of failure than a CPU. I don't think it's necessarily lower standards or quality. Besides bad capacitors and leaking batteries they usually last a long time. I have XT motherboards with all original components that still work fine.

Re: Space Quest 3 "Divide overflow" on 286

They may have known about it but thought the speed calculation would work universally. If they never tested on a 286/12, the bug could slip past on the first version. The second version (1.0U) was released less than a month later, maybe after customers called up and complained. This is all …

Re: Space Quest 3 "Divide overflow" on 286

Hello all! Have you ever encountered strange bug in SQ3, error "Divide overflow" appearts in upper left corner and game hangs completely? AFAIK 286 PC is withing recommended specs for this game. This error appears when Sierra logo starts to appear on the screen after launch. There is a workaroung …

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