[rescue] SS5-170 mobo available

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Wed Jan 4 11:22:02 CST 2006

Wed, 04 Jan 2006 @ 09:59 -0000, paul nutton said:

> Mike Nicewonger wrote:
> > 
> > Geez dood, what do you want from more than 10 year old technology? 
> > Those boxen wiped the floor with PeeCee's of comparable vintage.
> > 
> Last month I retired a Sparc 5 110 with 128 MB and twin internal mirrored 2
> GB drives which was providing primary DNS and e-mail for a company of 5000.
> Installation date? March 1996. Uptime? 99.97% It was only retired as we were
> forced to spend the upgrade money or lose it (well it had been 5 years....).

I have been using a pair of SS5's, a 110 and a 170 for years. Retired
the SS5/110 2 years ago, but the 170 still does my email, DNS, and other

However, both of those machines eat RAM like crazy. Both started out
at 256MB fully populated, and as time went on I had to remove a stick
about every 1-2 years. The 110 was down to 128MB when it was retired,
and recently I had to take the 170 down to 128MB when some of its other
SIMMs failed.

At a couple of Sun shops where I worked, we had the occasional SS5 unit
that would eat RAM, and Sun never offered an explanation for it.

Anyway, anyone else have SSx units that like to eat RAM? Anyone have any
idea what causes it?

Otherwise, my SS5 units have been very reliable.

shannon "AT" widomaker.com -- ["The grieving lords take ship.  With these
our very souls pass overseas." -- Exile]

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