[rc5] Thinking of an Alpha

Brian Neal bneal at volusianet.net
Mon Nov 10 19:15:02 EST 1997


>     $4/MB for RAM...  How much do you *think* it's supposed to cost?

The only kind of RAM that will go into an alpha is ecc, as is the same for
many highend workstations.  ECC has error correction built in so it can
report dirty bits and other things (I believe)...  In any case, this stuff
is a
great deal more than $4/MB...

-brian

-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Gindrup <gindrup at okway.okstate.edu>
To: rc5 at llamas.net <rc5 at llamas.net>
Date: Monday, November 10, 1997 5:38 AM
Subject: Re[2]: [rc5] Thinking of an Alpha


>
>     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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>Subject: Re: [rc5] Thinking of an Alpha
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>Date:    1997/11/09 09:20
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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!
>
>-brian
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