Subject: Re: Two pmaxes, no one boots
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/20/2002 23:59:39
On Wed, Nov 20, 2002 at 08:28:32PM -0800, Chuck Silvers wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 20, 2002 at 11:08:06PM -0500, email@example.com wrote:
> > On Wed, 20 Nov 2002, Chuck Silvers wrote:
> > > > FWIW, I remember my DECstation 3100 always identifying itself as
> > > > having a MIPS R3000 processor during boot, which puzzled me because I
> > > > was always led to believe the 3100 was supposed to have a R2000...
> > >
> > > what I remember from days gone by was that the 3100 had an R3000
> > > and the 2100 had an R2000. my 3100 also claims to have an R3000 chip.
> > I believe a 3100 has a R2000 at 16MHz, and a 2100 has an R2000 at 12MHz.
> > I've looked inside my 3100 and it is indeed an R2K.
> ok, you got me curious. I dug my 3100 out of the pile and opened it up.
> the big chip inside says:
> PR2000A 16PGC
> so it looks like it's an R2000 after all. whaddya know...
The R2000 and R3000 instruction sets are the same.
The only difference between the 2100 and 3100 is clock rate.
Thor Lancelot Simon firstname.lastname@example.org
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