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RE: Slllloooowwww Alpha

Actually, that might not be enough. The PWS a/au ran the memory at 83
Mhz. At the time these machines were new, very few RAM vendors made
memory that could be used in these puppies and Digital had a rigourous
qual for the vendors to pass.

Just get PC100 (or better) ECC, unregistered DIMMS and you should be

Jeff Donsbach

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher C. Chimelis [mailto:chris@debian.org]
> Sent: Monday, December 10, 2001 12:34 AM
> To: Rob Byrnes
> Cc: debian-alpha@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: Slllloooowwww Alpha 
> On Mon, 10 Dec 2001, Rob Byrnes wrote:
> > Well, after running the PWS for a while now, I'm not seeing 
> any machine 
> > checks being logged at all.  It seems odd, considering the 
> checks made 
> > Debian unusable.
> > 
> > Also checked what sort of memory Crucial are shipping, 
> seems to be a little 
> > slower than (what most people consider) spec at 66MHz.  
> Wonder if this has 
> > anything to do with it?
> Probably not.  66MHz should be fine for PWS, IIRC.  I don't 
> think that any
> systems before PC164-SX/LX needed 100MHz.
> C

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