Subject: RE: When it rains VAXen it pours VAXen....(:+}}...
To: Carlini, Antonio <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 10/13/2000 11:07:28
On Fri, 13 Oct 2000, Carlini, Antonio wrote:
> I think it actually disables the on-board 1MB but I don't have that
> much technical info about the MicroVAX II so I cannot be absolutely
> I'm not even sure whether the console has to work it all out
> or whether the hardware handles it itself.
> I don't see why it would matter to anyone with or without defective RAM.
> My understanding is that the CPU cannot handle RAM any faster than the
> 200ns it gets over the PMI so onboard RAM runs at the same speed as
> off-board RAM. Why does it matter where your dead RAM is physically
If your 1MB onboard is defective then you could have a working
system with 2 8MB boards. Alternatively an 8MB board with a defect
in the last 1MB could be useful...
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