Subject: Re: Two dead AXPpxi33 boards?
To: None <kpn@FreeBSD.ORG, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Wilko Bulte <email@example.com>
Date: 10/20/2001 09:31:10
On Fri, Oct 19, 2001 at 11:26:19PM -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 19, 2001 at 11:23:55AM -0400, Nathan J. Williams wrote:
> > email@example.com writes:
> > > I'm using two 8 meg SIMMs that have been working fine in my AlphaStation
> > > 200 for years.
> > >
> > Unfortunately, no. The AXPpci33 is pickier about memory; it wants
> > 36-bit SIMMs. The AlphaStation 200 is happy with 33-bit SIMMs. So
> > there's compatibility in only one direction, and it's the direction
> > that doesn't help you.
> This is the part where everyone pictures a guy who looks like Frank
> Zappa with less bushy facial hair, younger, with no drugs, and lots of
> cursing. Lots of cursing. Oh, and throw in a black trench coat also.
> This is terrible. Also, this is really excellent news!
> The 32 megs I pulled from my working AXPpci33 and installed on the
> seemingly-broken board brought the board to life. Yup, it boots to
> an SRM prompt. Awesome! I still need to test the other board, but
> Anyone else think enough of the idea to chip in specs and a few
> paragraphs for each machine?
I created something like this for FreeBSD/alpha. See the HARDWARE.TXT
file in the root of a FreeBSD/alpha install CD.
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