Subject: Re: 2nd Announcement: cheap fast Alpha PC164 boards available
To: Calvin Vette <>
From: Tracy J. Di Marco White <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/16/1999 12:25:46
}It's not just 36-bit, it's FPM memory. I don't know what the difference is, but
}I know it's not compatible. (I believe the SparcLX also uses FPM memory, and
}I've tried 32-bit SIMMS in it with no luck.)

36 bit is parity, 32 bit is not.  Alphas do ECC as far as I know, so require
parity memory.  (With the number of SIMMs required, instead of just parity,
the alphas (and other motherboards) can do ECC.)

Tracy J. Di Marco White
Project Vincent Systems Manager