Subject: Re: Carrera CPUs in Pizzabox Cases?
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 03/27/1996 16:27:49
	I once ran a 3/160 with 2 3/50 cpu boards & another 3/160 cpu
	board all running 'parasitic diskless'. (actually one of the 3/50s
	was connected to a disk in the unit, but thats another matter :)

	If you can find something to ensure any extra 'real' vme cpu
a	boards (ie the 3/160) only connect to the bottom connector then
	you should be fine... hmm - I used an extender from an old modem
	which just happened to be pin for pin that of a vme connector - I
	probably have it around still - let me know if you want it & I'll
	drop it in the mail!

                   David/abs             (

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On Tue, 26 Mar 1996, Curt Sampson wrote:

> On Tue, 26 Mar 1996, Gordon W. Ross wrote:
> > I'm not sure if the memory bus (on the P2 connector) will be happy,
> > and it might bake itself with only the wimpy fan in the 3/50 chasis.
> > I wouldn't do it unless you are willing to risk damaging it...
> So the only risk is overheating, not being electrically fried? If so,
> I think it's worth the risk, since I've got two of these, and they're
> probably just going to sit there and be useless otherwise.
> If I do buy this 280 I'm going to look at today, is it possible to
> `isolate' a slot on it so that this board can pick up power from the
> chassis but otherwise run standalone?
> cjs
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