[rescue] Wanted: 16M 72-pin parity SIMMs & Dell GXa CPU board/RAM

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Thu Dec 23 23:24:47 CST 2004

On Thu, 2004-12-23 at 22:12, Mike Nicewonger wrote:
> > > With everyone buying and selling RAM, I thought I might as well jump on
> > > the bandwagon :)
> > >
> > > I need 6 16M 72-pin parity SIMMs to max out one of my SPARC classics.
> > > Anyone have any they wanna let go cheaply?
> I might still have some. Lemme look and reply back later if you still need
> this.
> > > On an unrelated note, I'm also looking for a CPU board for a Dell
> > > Optiplex GXa (PPro 200) that will allow me to add a second CPU. They
> > > seem to be unobtanium, even on ePay :( Similarly, I need 64M or
> > > larger ECC EDO DIMMs for this beast.
> Memory from most Compaq Proliants should work just fine in that.
> > If the system is ATX form factor, I think I still have a Micronics
> > W6Li dual ppro mainboard around.  Might even have 2 256K or 512K
> > cache 200mhz procs on it still....
> No it won't fit. The GX series boxes are way proprietary. On a side note the
> W6Li is a nice board. I still have one with a pair of PPRO PII 333 MHz
> OverDrive procs installed. My only complaint is no way to boot from CD-ROM
> (Old BIOS)

<sigh>... reminds me of lots of compaq gear....

I seemed to recall trying to put to 333 overdrives in the W6Li and
I couldn't get them to work in it (old BIOS ?).  I ended up putting
them on an Intel PR440FX mainboard (very nice ppro board).

I seem to recall booting and installing FreeBSD onto the W6Li from
CDrom... but I might have been using a SCSI CD-ROM... ????

> > as I recall it has on board SCSI as well (adaptec chip I believe).
> Yepper has a 2940 UW built in IIRC. Also has a built in Sound Blaster 16. Like
> I said, nice board (for PeeCee stuff).

Pretty sure I still have the Micronics... definately have the PR440FX.
Can't decide whether to run the PR440FX with 2 200MHZ 1M cache (each)
PPRO chips or 2 333MHZ Overdrive (w/only 256K cache per chip).

-- Curt

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