So, after yesterday’s incident I got thinking “why doesn’t this RAM work?” I checked on-line and the RAM appeared compatible so I contacted their tech support who said the RAM I used was generically non-compatible. I said this to a coworker who was curious of my methods:
Him: These are high-end machines, how do you know it meets the system minimums?
Me: The systems were top of the line years ago, now they’re nothing.
Him: But how do you know the RAM’s fast enough?
Me: The number on my RAM is higher.
Him: Well then, it’s confirmed: The iron law of technology “higher numbers are better” says so, IBM’s tech support is full of shit.