SPARC-5 memory?

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Fri May 14 20:34:16 2004

On Fri, May 14, 2004 at 08:08:58PM -0500, Dave Dunfield wrote:
> Physically, PC 168-pin DIMMS can "almost fit", but the notches are just
> slightly in the wrong place - I have no idea if they are electrically
> compatible or not (I'd guess not - I tried this just for physical
> comparison only).

They don't fit because they aren't supposed to fit - SPARC-5 DIMMs are
5V, PC DIMMs are 3.3V.

I picked up some 32MB SPARC5 DIMMs a few years ago on eBay for, ISTR, $10
each. They won't be as cheap as PC memory because they are not as common.

Your choices are 32MB or 8MB. A full boat is 256MB.

I don't recall the Sun 501-xxxx numbers, but you should be able to
Google for them.


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