John Thank you, it was more my model 170 at home. I have 256 main storage installed and I will be running Java very soon. But for a single user this should more than enough I hope Maarten >From: John Myers - MM <firstname.lastname@example.org> >Reply-To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com >To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com >Subject: RE: DIMM in model 170 >Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2001 16:23:48 -0500 > >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:email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org >>[mailto:email@example.com]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: >firstname.lastname@example.org >+--- _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com. +--- | 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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