[RC5] Rack stuffed full of motherboards (follow-up)

Sanford Olson sanford at msn.fullfeed.com
Thu Apr 30 20:50:05 EDT 1998


Eric,

One possible reason:
  Pentium-class motherboards don't support anything smaller than a 4MB SIMM
(1MBx32), at least the Intel chipsets don't.  And since you need to install
them in pairs....

- Sanford


At 06:04 PM 4/30/1998 , you wrote:
>
>     I'm curious why you're intending to use so much RAM?  I would 
>     *suspect* that 2MB is sufficient for DOS4GW and RC5DESD (although I 
>     haven't much of an idea on how to test this with the hardware I 
>     have).
>            -- Eric Gindrup ! gindrup at Okway.okstate.edu
>
>
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>Subject: [RC5] Rack stuffed full of motherboards (follow-up) 
>Author:  <rc5 at llamas.net> at SMTP
>Date:    4/29/98 7:20 PM
>
>
>Many thanks to all who responded. (I had quite a few replies not sent to 
>the list too).
>     
>I must say I was suprised that ALL were very positive, not one "Don't be 
>stupid" !
>What an enthusiastic bunch you are.  I appreciate all your 
>opinions/advice.
>     
>Here's the aim so far:
>     
>6 foot rack.
>m/b's with IBM/Cyrix M2 200MMX chips + heatsink + fan + 8 MB RAM + 
>network card with boot ROM.
>     [snip]
>--
>Nick Pearce
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>Mobile/SMS. +44(0)370 450 542
>
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