I just got a new 500Mhz 21164 and a AlphaPC 164 motherboard. I am a
debian developer and will be opening the box up to other alpha developers
for building/testing when I get back to school.
I am looking for direction in regards to finding RAM for it. I am getting
conflicting reports from the web site and the manual. One says FPM Parity
simms, and the other requires just parity simms. I want to put in a set
of 4 64Mb's to start and later max it to the 512Mb capacity. Also, I am
trying to decipher when I can set the motherboard to use a 256bit memory
bus instead of just the 128bit. Any insight to this would be helpful.
I am also looking for some support and help with the cost of the RAM. It
is gonna be pretty hefty, so if anyone knows someone interested in making
a small contribution to Alpha Linux Development, please have them contact
me. The box will be up 24/7 and any Debian Developer can get an account.
The machine will be connected via cable modem, or 10Mbs line to a T3, so
there will be enough bandwidth to be productive.
Matthew R. Pavlovich