Re: qube 1 ram?
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: qube 1 ram?
- From: "Rainer M. Canavan" <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2005 20:57:30 +0200 (CEST)
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"vizi0n (debian-mips)" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Martin Bähr" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2005 10:59 PM
> Subject: qube 1 ram?
> > hi,
> > i am looking into turning my qube 1 into an actually usable machine,
> > by upgrading its ram to the max.
> > i found a few offers for 128MB ram SIMMs on ebay, but all of them only
> > offer to ship to the US, and they where more than i need (4 or 8, the
> > cube only takes 2)
> that type of ram is getting pretty rare, you need 3.3v 72pins EDO SIMMs
> (DIMMs will work, but you will get only half the memory available on the
> module(s)) -- I've bought a set on eBay a few months back and they work
> pretty well (although they are DIMM and I can only use half of them)
The original Qube 2700 uses 5V 72 pin PS/2 SIMMs. I believe it's EDO
and not FPM, but I'm not certain about that.
Raq2, Qube2 etc use the rare 3.3V 72 pin EDO SIMMs.
DIMMs are something completely different, significantly wider than
PS/2 SIMMs, and won't fit in the sockets, much less work. You
may have dual sided SIMMs with chips soldered on both sides, but
this is unlikely to be a problem. I'd think it's more likely that
your Qube doesn't like the organization, i.e. it doesn't support
the number of CAS lines required and leaves one unused.