Subject: Re: AW: Cobalt Qube 2 Memory Simms
To: Andreas Fuchs <>
From: Pete Rushmere <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 03/26/2005 13:58:54
Hi folks,<br><br>
<x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>I'm not
bulls*&amp;%^ng, these things really work... Pulled them out of some
redundant units at work and thought I'd give them a try..<br><br>
<x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>I've also
googled this to death and get a lot of conflicting views. Both the Qube2s
using these modules are running 1.6.1 and have been up solid for about 4
weeks now, I haven't seen any problems. One is only a test box, but the
other is my webserver and also runs samba and mrtg. I've been using the
test box to compile kernels and all sorts..<br><br>
<x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</x-tab>I found
out these simms were 5v by googling the chip number, I also found a post
in the netbsd archive where someone said early Qube2s used 5v and only
the later ones went to 3.3v - I find this a little strange!<br><br>
anybody give definitive info on this?<br><br>
Kind Regards,<br>
At 12:21 26/03/2005, Andreas Fuchs wrote:<br>
<blockquote type=3Dcite class=3Dcite cite><font face=3D"arial" size=3D2=
<font face=3D"arial" size=3D2 color=3D"#0000FF">Pretty shure also we are usi=
5v Simms in one Qube2 and three RAQ's without having any problems.<br>
I'll open the qube tonight to confirm the type of Simm i'm using.<br>
<font face=3D"arial" size=3D2 color=3D"#0000FF">Andreas<br>
<font face=3D"tahoma" size=3D2><b>Von:</b>
[<a href=3D"" eudora=3D"autourl">mailto:p=</a>]
<b>Im Auftrag von </b>Michael Bramley<br>
<b>Gesendet:</b> Samstag, 26. M=E4rz 2005 11:28<br>
<b>Betreff:</b> Cobalt Qube 2 Memory Simms<br>
<font face=3D"Verdana">Hi<br><br>
In my Cobalt Qube 2 I=92ve been using 2 x 72pin EDO 5v Simms for about 7
months with no problems at all, I know they=92re 5v because I got the
Cobalt with little memory in it and had these things lying round out of
an old Mac and put them in it, now I know it=92s supposed to use 3.3v but I
figured that as the Simms are under volted that worst case scenario would
be the Qube would not boot or if it did boot it would probably crash
later on, it does not, it works fine.<br><br>
I always figured I=92d not bother to mention this as this was maybe a fluke
or something, however some guy is selling a few simms on eBay in the UK
for Raq 2 &amp; Qube 2=92s telling you they are 5v and they work
I=92ve just bought a BeBox dual 133 and was going to move the memory out of
the Qube 2 into the BeBox and get some more ram for the Qube 64mb now was
considering going to 128 (any advantage in doing this?, I only use it as
a file server running NetBSD 1.6.1 but I=92m going to 2.0 soon), I was
going to try and get some 3.3 EDO 72pin simms but now this fluke of mine
and the fact this guy says it works as got me thinking.<br><br>
Anybody else here using 5v simms in a Qube 2 or a Raq 2?<br><br>
Do FPM simms work in Qube 2=92s?<br><br>
I know these questions have been asked before, Yes I=92ve read the manual
and the mail list archives &amp; Googled this to death but everybody says
3.3v un-buffered EDO, I=92m 100% using 5v and so is this guy, unless he=92s
Mick Bramley<br><br>
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