[rc5] Thinking of an Alpha

John Ragland tachyon at icom.net
Mon Nov 10 15:56:55 EST 1997


On Mon, 10 Nov 97 09:28:20 -0600, you wrote:

>     Alpha 800 -- 800MHz Alpha -- originally due out ~Jan '98.
>     $4/MB for RAM...  How much do you *think* it's supposed to cost?
>            -- Eric Gindrup ! gindrup at okway.okstate.edu

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>>was? I was also thinking of upgrading to an Alpha... (What's the "Alpha 
>>800"?)

>Never heard of it...

>>I think upgrading from the Intel to the Alpha platform is not that easy. At 
>>least, your PCI cards must have an Alpha-aware BIOS. You should think of 
>>that before upgrading. Maybe you can tell me when you upgraded, how easy

>It isn't easy or cheap, it cost me $1,200 to buy 256MB of ram for the 
>damn thing!
 $4/Meg RAM is much less expensive than the $50/Meg and more it used
to be.
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