Subject: Alphas, memory, and NLX...
To: None <>
From: Kevin P. Neal <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/27/2000 18:06:26
So, a coworker of mine is offering to sell me an IBM PC 365 on the
cheap. It's a 200 MHz PPro, uses "FPM or EDO 168-pin DIMMs", and has an
NLX form factor motherboard.

I like buying equipment that I can swap parts around on. Obviously
it makes things easier later on. 

Is there an Alpha motherboard that runs NetBSD, doesn't cost a
mint, and has an NLX form factor? This board has a riser and PCI
cards come off of the riser.

Are there any Alpha boards that use this kind of memory? 

I'm going to need to put a video card in the machine. Any suggestions
on PCI video cards that can do at least 1280x1024x24@72 Hz or
better, will work in a PC or Alpha (SRM), and (as a bonus) will work
on Digital UNIX?

The IBM board has the ability to wake itself up on events. Anybody
know of any gotchas that might bite an Alpha using that power supply?
Are there any Alphas that can wake themselves up?

Thanks for the help.
Kevin P. Neal                      

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