Subject: Re: Sun 3/50 Networking Problems
To: Mark W. Eichin <>
From: Mauricio Tavares <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 12/20/1995 23:14:53
While shopping for shruberries, Mark W. Eichin pondered:
> >And while I'm here, how well does the Sun3 port work on machines
> >with 4MB of RAM? It sounds a bit painful to me. Is there any easy
> >(and cheap!) way to upgrade a Sun 3/50 to 8MB or 12 MB of RAM?
> Rather painful if running completely diskless... not unusable (until
> you exceed available swap, at which point it hangs instead of crashing
> things.) Note that the 3/50 has no socketed RAM (all RAM is on chips
> soldered to the board) but there was a third party upgrade that
> plugged into under some socketed chip on the cpu part of the board
> (near the ethernet controller, so I'm told, I haven't actually seen
> one.)
	I wonder:  if one were to take those soldered RAM chips and 
replace them by sockets and larger capacity RAMs, would the 3/50 
acknowldge the improvement?


| Mauricio Tavares          | "We will attack...                          |
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