Subject: Re: RAM for DEC 3000/300LX
To: Paul Mather <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dave McGuire <email@example.com>
Date: 05/26/1999 13:11:28
On Wed, 26 May 1999, Paul Mather wrote:
>I recently bought a DEC 3000/300LX from a local surplus auction. It is
>completely stripped. I just tested it using some RAM borrowed from
>another 3000/300, and, apart from problems with the onboard framebuffer,
>it works. Now, I'd like to put NetBSD/alpha on it, to complement the
>NetBSD/pmax on my DECstation 3100.
The 3000/300LX is a nice little workhorse machine. I've got about six of
them here doing various things; they take load VERY well when they have enough
>Can someone tell me what kind of SIMMs can be fitted to a DEC
>3000/300LX? I know it accepts either 8 or 32 MB 72-pin SIMMs, in pairs,
>but will "industry standard" SIMMs work with it, or do you need to use
>DEC proprietary modules (MS16-BA?). Can someone give me an exact
>specification (speed, parity, size, EDO/ECC/whatever) that I can use to
>go hunt down the best price from a bulk RAM vendor? (I can't afford DEC
>memory; the DEC 3000/300LX itself only cost me $12.50, so I don't want
>the RAM to break the bank!!)
$12.50?! Lucky you. I'm using plain vanilla 72pin parity SIMMs in mine...no
EDO/FPM/pc-ram-acronym-of-the-week crap. You definitely don't need proprietary
RAM in those machines.
Good luck with your new machine!