[rescue] large lot of cheap 72pin memory on e bay
Sheldon T. Hall
shel at cmhcsys.com
Thu Oct 17 16:07:29 CDT 2002
"Joshua D Boyd" <jdboyd at cs.millersville.edu> wrote
To: <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2002 4:48 PM
Subject: Re: [rescue] large lot of cheap 72pin memory on e bay
> On Thu, Oct 17, 2002 at 04:43:00PM -0400, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> > "Joshua D Boyd" <jdboyd at cs.millersville.edu> said ...
> > [snip]
> > > And it would be cool to max the SS classic, err but I'm not sure if
> > > is a parity machine. I seem to remeber having swapped some memory
> > > an IPX to it...
> > IPX memory will work in the Classic/LX boxes, but it's not the right
> > The IPX only requires 80 ns sticks, but the Classic/LX wants 60, I
> Well, it could have been Classic memory that was stuck in the IPX before
> I got it. I just know that a dhcp/boot server doesn't require 64megs,
> and it was nice to bump the classic's ram up a bit.
> > Really maxing a Classic/LX requires two 32 meg sticks (in bank 0) and
> > 16 meggers in the other two banks, for a total of 128 MB. I have a
> > of machines set up like that, and they work fine. The memory is FPM
> > real parity.
> OK, well, I'll probably never take the classic beyond 96megs then.
> Which still ain't shabby.
Those machines can do tons of useful work. Even an IPX is a Good Thing for
stuff like DNS, mail, DHCP, and other simple serving. I've got an IPX, an
LX, and several Classics, although only one (a Classic) is currently running
on my little network. I love the form-factor, too; I wish Sun still made
things that size.
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