used sims memory

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by PackratKing, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. PackratKing

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    I have heard it both ways....from mostly rank amateurs actually, so I'll ask people w/ more experience.

    Is there a chance that these harbor "nasties" i.e. virus or worse, that can infect whatever unit they are installed in. I am nervous about this, and considering a deal w/ a local gold recovery operation..............
  2. mjhilger


    Feb 28, 2011
    Dynamic ram without any power source on the board will reset to default unknown state within a few milliseconds of power removal. Unless someone has intentionally replaced the DRAM with some type of ROM or EERAM there is no chance any code could survive more than a couple of seconds. You should be fine using recovered SIMS.
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