[SPARCbook] SparcLE Question
macallan at netbsd.org
Sat Jan 3 12:52:36 CST 2009
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On Jan 3, 2009, at 1:22 PM, Gary Borgen Old wrote:
> Anyone out there have any experiance with the memory used in the
> SparcLE? Mine came with one 512MB stick and I would like to expand
> it to 1GB (or maybe 2GB).
>> From what I've found, the factory memory is ECC, non-registered,
> SO-DIMM (144 pin). Tough to find.
> The orginal manufacturer of the single memory chip I have, ATP
> Electronics, says the have some in stock, but haven't gotten back to
> me on costs (due to the holidays).
> In the mean time, I tried a non-ECC stick of memory and found that
> the SparcLE OBP recognized the memory. I am reluctant to try it
> with an actual operating system, due to possible parity/ECC errors
> that may crop up.
Run test-memory a couple times, if that doesn't throw any ECC errors
you can still boot the OS single user ( so no filesystem gets mounted
> So the questions are: Can I use non-ECC memory without issues?
The firmware probably disables ECC globally when not all modules
> Can I use registered, ECC memory, vs non-registered?
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