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Re: Old DECstation motherboard

To: Marc SCHAEFER <schaefer@alphanet.ch>
Subject: Re: Old DECstation motherboard
From: Karsten Merker <karsten@excalibur.cologne.de>
Date: Mon, 8 May 2000 22:19:27 +0200
Cc: linux-mips@fnet.fr
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.4.10.10005080732280.19977-100000@vulcan.alphanet.ch>; from Marc SCHAEFER on Mon, May 08, 2000 at 07:33:06AM +0200
Mail-followup-to: Marc SCHAEFER <schaefer@alphanet.ch>, linux-mips@fnet.fr
References: <Pine.LNX.4.10.10005080732280.19977-100000@vulcan.alphanet.ch>
On Mon, May 08, 2000 at 07:33:06AM +0200, Marc SCHAEFER wrote:

> I have a DECstation 5000 motherboard (with a PR3000A-25M processor), NCR94
> SCSI chips. It hasn't any memory in the sockets (but has some on board).
> 
> 1. does it work with recent Linux/mips ?

In principle: yes. For details, one would need to know what kind of board
it is exactly - there are several DECstation 5000-systems. According to
your data it could be the board from a 5000/25, a 5000/125 or a 5000/200.
If the memory sockets look like PS/2-SIMM-Sockets (just with 80pins
instead of 72), it is a 5000/25 or a 5000/125, if the memory sockets are
two-row-connectors, it is a 5000/200.
"Has some memory on board" sounds like a 5000/25 (8MB onboard).
 
> 2. would you use it if I gave it to you ?

If no one else is interested, I could use the daughtercard carrying
the processor for upgrading another machine.
 
> If 1 and 2 are no, it goes directly to the trashcan. If 1 is yes, 2 is no,
> well, it might also go to the trashcan :(

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Gruesse,
Karsten
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