It's NOT the same memory that is in commodity desktop PC's. It has Error Detecting & Correcting logic built into it so that if there is a bit-level error in the memory, it detects it & still supplies the correct response. I once knew the details of these "grey codes" that did this ... It is similar in concept to the Raid-5 protection for disk drives. My Thinkpad w/NT occasionally gets these single-bit errors & it kills the application (under Win95, it gave the blue screen of death). If you buy a "high-end" PC server, you MIGHT find similar memory cards. These cards will cost about the same $$$ as those in your AS/400 though. You will be MUCH better off just installing the IBM memory ... we recently installed a model 270 iSeries w/ 2gb of RAM and I seem to remember that the memory upgrade cost about two grand more. I'm willing to pay that much to get a LOT of memory (the cheapest way to goose AS/400 performance) that always works. Whenever you install a third party product, you are setting yourself up for trouble ... for $2K, it's just not worth it! John Myers IBM Certified Specialist - AS/400 Technical Solutions IBM Certified Specialist - Advisor for e-Business Strategic Business Systems, Inc. 17 S. Franklin Turnpike, Ramsey, NJ 07446 USA E-mail: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +1 (201) EASY 400 x131 Web: http://www.sbsusa.com Fax: +1 (201) 327-6984 Free Sports League Management - Powered by AS/400 http://www.ScoreBook.com Get and route intelligence from your IBM AS/400 web site - WebSurvey/400 http://www.WebSurvey400.com Systems supporting the distribution operations of Motor Vehicle manufacturers http://www.VehicleSystem.com At 11:07 AM 1/3/01, you wrote: >I asked this question during a presentation at Common in Germany. Of the >several dozen people in the room, no one had the guts to test the theory. > >My guess is that they are somehow different. Since 256MB for my 170 cost me >over $2k and the same memory at the time for my PC would have cost me about >$300, I sure HOPE there's a reason. > >But.. would you test your $2K memory in your PC and risk frying it? Or, >would you risk your $20K 170 with PC memory. Worse - would you trust >running your nice stable 170 with cheap PC memory? > >I'd be curious of anyone knows for sure... > >-----Original Message----- >From: email@example.com >[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Maarten Vries, de >Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2001 4:05 PM >To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com >Subject: DIMM in model 170 > >Hi > >I am new to this list. >I want to upgrade my model 170 with some extra memory. >I have seen from the system handbook that the model 170 contains DIMM >modules. Are these the same modules you put in your PC or is it special >memory? > >Maarten +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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