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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Boosting Eleven Plus Memory

One of the first things we look at when we buy a new computer is the size of the memory.

We see the words:


2.0GB 667MHz Non-ECC DDR2 SDRAM (2*1,024MB DIMM) Memory

We then think to ourselves …. “Would it not be better to have a little more memory?


4GB DDR2 667 Quad Channel FBD Memory (4x1GB) with riser

Now comes the crunch. Is a Quad Channel FDB better than a Non-ECC DDR2 SDRAM?

The fact that one has 2.0GB and the other 4GB might seem to make a difference but I have no idea just how much. I just know that my memory is no longer either 2GB or 4GB.

So would it not be very useful to be able to simply buy a bit more memory for our Eleven Plus children? We would even buy the memory with elements of it pre-configured. Not sure of Long Division? Easy just buy the two or the four L.D. module. (The basic module is the 2.GB Long Division (LD) module but if you want short division then you simply purchase the L.D. 4.)

Then we come to the problem of where we are going to put the memory. We could book into one of the memory stores in one of the national chains. There your child would be taken into the new and smartly equipped “Memory Diagnostic Chamber”.

The technician would decide between an implant or an add on. Implants look rather like tattoos. The little memory chips are pressed just below the surface of the skin. We are assured it does not hurt very much. The other method adding memory is the add on. This could be in the form of a watch or a head band or even woven into the very clothes your child would be wearing on the day of the examination. (It would be terrible if your child spilt food onto the shirt on the morning of the examination and you had to insist on a changed shirt.)

A major problem then looms whatever method is adopted. The memory will no doubt need battery power. Batteries are not easily degradable. So here is your dilemma. Do you purchase extra memory to ensure that your child has the best possible chance of passing the eleven plus examination – or do you surrender to your green side and just hope that your child will do as well as possible?

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