Luke Haywood Posted March 9, 2008 Share Posted March 9, 2008 (edited) DOWNSIDES:+ IT'S A COMPUTER that takes around 2 minutes to boot. This has to happen with any battery change of course. Really unacceptable IMO. I've been using PCs for well over 20 years and I've never once had the RAM fail on boot up. The few times where a memory fault has developed it's always been after the thing has been running for a while, which the RAM check won't find anyway. But computer designers still seemed locked in the 1960s, where RAM failure was common and could have serious consequences because large numbers of users often had terminals running off the same computer. Basically, I think RAM and other system checks should be at the discretion of the operator. I really think that if it passes the first thing in the morning, the chances of it failing later in the day (or week:-) are pretty remote. You get the same problem with domestic DVD recorders, some of THEM can take two minutes to boot up as well, and then take even more time to initialize a blank DVD. With a VCR you turn it on, slam in a tape and press "record"! Like an Arri3 really :lol: Edited March 9, 2008 by Luke Haywood Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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