Subject: Re: PC 164 Question
To: hg/jb <>
From: Wilko Bulte <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 11/12/2000 11:41:55
On Sun, Nov 12, 2000 at 05:40:32PM -0500, hg/jb wrote:
> Wilko Bulte wrote:


> > Hmm. Not absolutely sure here, but doesn't PC164 need 36 bit SIMMs?
> > 
> > --
> > Wilko Bulte                                             Arnhem, the Netherlands
> >
> Hi Wilko,
> Yes, it needs 36bit, but I did that to make sure something was 
> happening - got the beeps so I knew something was going on.
> My logic, perhaps faulty, was that the cpu had to execute to
> see if there was ram, and it did, did not find the right stuff,
> so it beeped.

Be careful here. SRM is quite smart, and can run on CPU cache only.
So with zero usable memory in the machine. I observed this myself on 
AS8400 (Turbolaser)

> I then put the right mem in it, and it stopped beeping.  So....

Yep, confirms my experience.

Wilko Bulte  	 					Arnhem, the Netherlands