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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SpankyGSpoon, Feb 21, 2000.

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  1. SpankyGSpoon

    SpankyGSpoon Thread Starter

    Feb 21, 2000
    Hey does anybody know if I could use a 72-pinn silver connecting point in one slot and a 72-pinn gold(copper) connecting point in another slot?
  2. Ari


    Aug 27, 1999
    At the moment, I forget the EXACT reason why, but it is not a good idea to mix the gold and silver (actually aluminum) connectors. The two different metals will interact with each other and cause problems after a period of time.

    Hopefully someone who is thinking more coherently at the moment will read this and give the (detailed) explanation as to why it is not a good idea.

    If I stuff Viagra in my floppy drive, will it become a HARD drive ?
  3. LarryCore


    Aug 26, 1999
    I've never had a problem mixing them, as long as they are the same specs (both EDO and both 70ns, etc).

    That doesn't mean Ari is wrong - I've heard it's not a good idea too. I've just never had a problem with it.

    Now, mixing different TYPES is another issue altogether. EDO and non-EDO, 70ns with 80ns... I've had trouble with that kind of setup before.
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