> I was told that they take 72 pin SIMMS WITH PARITY and that you fill the SIMM
> banks that are vertical before the angled ones, ie 4 up then 4 slanted, not
> sure if you have to fill all 4 banks though ?
The machine has just two banks, each four modules. Makes a possible
maximum of eight modules total. I think in the boards I saw all slots
> Did you get yours from Onsale ? All 10 went pretty quick.
> I was wondering about the graphics cards, did all "ACE" machines use
> cards in EISA slots ? Were there ever any 3rd party makers ?
The slots with the proprietary cards are no EISA slots no matter how
similar they look.
> Talking of Graphics cards what are the basics behind them, I mean such things
> as what do the PROMS/EPROMS contain ? Do they contain x86 code or native to
> graphics processor ?
The GFX card EPROM contains just one single byte that (probably) says if
it's a 1mb or 2mb version of the GFX card. The onboard EEPROMS contain
the firmware used for booting the machine.
> Just thinking of ways to get around the shortage of GC for these MIPS boxes,
> also how come they had no graphics cards ? Did someone take them out thinking
> they could be used on EISA equiped PCs ??
The machines can be jumpered to work with serial console. In theory you
could use them that way and use a normal (E)ISA GFX card as display
for the machine, an X-terminal or just stick with the serial console.
> Owner of bare bones Magnum and Millennium !!