[SunRescue] ELC - questions
james at foonly.com
Sat Dec 11 23:57:18 CST 1999
On Mon, 6 Dec 1999, Kurt Mosiejczuk wrote:
> On Mon, 6 Dec 1999, P.A.Osborne wrote:
> > 2. Can I try bog standard 4MB 72 pin simms in the thing as those sockets
> > look remarkably familiar.
> If they are parity SIMMS, the answer is yes. The ELC seems to use the same
> memory as the IPX (I guess this from looking at memoryx's lists). Apparently,
> the ELC and IPX really only want 33-bits (1 parity bit), but everyone I've
> heard from says that normal PC parity SIMMs work fine too. I'm less clear on
> if you can mix and match the two types....
Put the lowest bit count SIMM in slot 0. Some Suns (ELC/IPX I believe)
can use either 33-bit or 36-bit SIMMs and will detect the proper number of
parity bits on startup. The Classic and LX simply ignore the extra bits.
> So, if you have them, you can even throw a 16 meg SIMM in there...
4MB or 16MB parity SIMMs, FPM, 80ns or faster.
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