Subject: Re: DECstation 5000 memory?
To: Andy Sparrow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Alexandre Lamotte <email@example.com>
Date: 05/30/1997 10:08:20
Andy Sparrow wrote:
> Hi all.
> Does anyone happen to know whether the 80pin SIMMs fitted to DEC VAX
> 4100-series machines are compatible with the 80 pin SIMMs fitted to
> DECstation 5000/1xx-series machines?
> I note that the DEC part numbers are different, which might be significant
> or mean nothing at all... :-/ Has anyone tried this and know the answer?
> I have a line on some reasonably-priced ex-VAX 16Mb & 4Mb modules which were
> apparently removed from a 4100... :)
Unfortunately you can't do that. The DECstation 5000/1XX
allows you expand the memory in 4MB or 16MB steps, using :
MS01-AA 4MB parity ( 2 X 2MB 1-Mbit DRAM ) Maximum 32MB
MS01L-AB 4MB parity ( 2 X 2MB 1-Mbit DRAM ) Maximun 32MB
MS01-CA 16MB parity ( 2 X 8MB 4-Mbit DRAM ) Maximun 128MB
You can't use anything different.