AlphaServer 2000/300 aka Jensen

From: Tothwolf <>
Date: Thu Dec 19 17:18:00 2002

On Thu, 19 Dec 2002, Eric Dittman wrote:

> > The AS 1000 series also has a tricky memory scheme. It actually
> > requires 5 SIMMs per bank. It uses the first 4 as one would normally
> > expect, and uses the 5th for ECC.
> I got a "defective" AS1000A at a very low price. The "defect" was
> putting the memory in the wrong set of slots.

Sounds like you got a good deal ;)

My AS1000 wouldn't power up when I got it, and the problem turned out to
be a bad connection where the status/control panel's ribbon cable plugs
into the backplane.

> Also, early 1000A systems also use five SIMMs per bank, but later 1000A
> systems just use four x36 SIMMs per bank. I did find with my early
> 1000A system I could use four x36 SIMMs in each bank rather than five
> SIMMs in each bank.

Thanks for the tip, I'll certainly have to give that a try.

Received on Thu Dec 19 2002 - 17:18:00 GMT

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