[rescue] Resurrecting an ultra2

Patrick Giagnocavo patrick at mail.zill.net
Mon Sep 13 02:08:42 CDT 2004

On Mon, Sep 13, 2004 at 02:57:50AM -0400, Paul Hortiatis wrote:
> I've been trying to get an ultra 2 I picked up at the begining of the 
> summer up and running to put it to work but i'm having trouble with the 
> ram. The system is a fairly basic setup no HD yet and a single 167mhz 
> proc. The system came with 16 16mb SIMMs but the system only detects the 
> ram in the first bank. I know all the memory works and is seated 
> properly. Is there any thing else i should try rather than putting as 
> much ram as i can in the first bank shy of replacing the motherboard?

I would take them out, rub all the gold leads with a pencil eraser,
then firmly press them in again.  Remember that the little tabs that
go each way when the DIMM is out, should resist movement in either
direction once the DIMM is installed.


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