[rescue] Blade 100

Arthur Wouk awouk at nilenet.com
Sat Jun 10 19:08:47 CDT 2006

FYI, these take standard PC100 (or is it PC133?) ECC Registered DIMMs.
i have gotten my ducks more in a row on this subject, and on the subject of
my ultra-2.

1) i learned how to get the motherboard info  and found that my ultra-2 has
the 501-3237 motherboard, so 400mhz cpus will work.  however, i find very few
400mhz cpus for an ultra-2 (X1193A) at ebay. near as i can tell, they are not
interchangeable with any other sun 400mhz cpus for other workstations.
is that true? if so, anyone have any spares lying around?

2) sun says that the blade 100 requires 168pin PC133 compliant SDRAM DIMMS.
how does 'compliant' compare to

> From: Patrick Finnegan <pat at computer-refuge.org>
> Subject: Re: [rescue] need blade 100 memory, hard drive
> ...
> FYI, these take standard PC100 (or is it PC133?) ECC Registered DIMMs.

i have no experience of pc memory (as yet - i am about to learn).
there are cheap non-ECC dimms, but so far, the ones which meet the sun
description are not cheap.

3) i am puzzled by the following:

>Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 14:05:02 -0400
>From: velociraptor <velociraptor at gmail.com>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] need blade 100 memory, hard drive
>I'd also advise getting away from the on-board IDE if you can.  1) it
>can't handle bigger than 120GB (addressing issue), and 2) it's slower
>than frozen molasses.  Anything less than 256MB and you'll be swearing
>at it...
>At the very least, a second faster IDE and pointing swap to the
>original is a must in my mind.

is there any reason to keep the stock 15gig drive, and not to replace it with
something substantially larger and faster?  or move it to the slave position
after installing a better master drive?

4) what drive speeds won't be too hot for a blade 100?

5) lastly, there is a reference to the 'silkscreening'. does this refer to
the labels  silkscreened onto the boards inside the computers?

lastly, thanks for all the very useful guidance.

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