Tim Parker wrote:
> Just a (hopefully) quick question. Are the memory modules from the
> VAXStation series (think it was a 3100) compatible with the DECStation
> 5K/200s ?
A "Vaxstation 3100" is not a specific model but a whole product line.
> These are 80-pin 16MB SIMM modules I believe, can't say more
It may work. The 80-pin SIMMs I'm familiar with are the ones that the
PMAX/3MIN/MAXINE machines used (like the DS3100, PD5000/25, DS5000/125,...)
They are available in 2M (common) and 8M (rare) models. They're always
installed in pairs. These might also be used in some VS3100s.... I don't
know for sure but it really wouldn't surprise me.
3MAX machines (DS5000/200) were completely differrent IIRC... I'm going
from vague memories here so watch out. I think their SIMMs were a different
form factor. They weren't inserted in pairs. Modules are 8M (common) or
32M (rare). (actually I've never seen a 32M but Kingston claims that they
have them) Again, I'm not aware of any VAXen that used this part but
> quite matches. The pin layout, data path/bit counts seem to be OK but
> thats not exactly saying that much. Any ideas / comments ?
Well, I personally would try it out. Of course, you might cook your
hardware so it's an at-your-own-risk sort of thing.