[rescue] Advice on Octanes

Gerhard Lenerz mail at g-lenerz.de
Tue Sep 23 13:59:57 CDT 2003

Hello Joshua,

Tuesday, September 23, 2003, 6:35:22 PM, you wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Sep 2003, Joshua D. Boyd wrote:
>> Hey, there is no shame in such a machine.  Just beef the ram up to at
>> least 256 megs, preferably 512megs.  Might add as much as $150 later if
>> the machine doesn't come with enough.  Otherwise, no big deal.
> Yeah, I am going to have at least 256meg of ram... I would like to get
> 512...

  should be no problem - personally I have rarely seen Octanes with
  less than 512 MB and even if you have to buy some modules afterwards
  that shouldn't be a big issue. Octane RAM is quite cheap.

> Ok so now I have another question; are the TRAM modules swappable across
> the different video options or are they all specific to each each video
> card?

  Well... there is one type of TRAM for SI/SSI (1/2 required) and
  another one for SE/SSE (1/2 required). I think the only way to
  distinguish them is their part number as the whole things are
  covered by large flat heatsinks. Putting a TRAM module that is meant
  for S(S)I onto an S(S)E board will kill the TRAM module.

Best regards,
 Gerhard                            mailto:mail at g-lenerz.de

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