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September 29th, 2010, 12:13 AM
Hi guys

Firstly, thanks to the mods on making the P1 genre, I quite like it :)

Now, on to business...

I have a P1 mobo at home which I would like to get up and running again. Now, the mobo has a COAST slot, and if I recall, I may have 1 or 2 of these COAST modules laying about. Now the thing is, apparently you got a 32bit and a 64bit module, the 32bit ones being for the 486/5x86 boards and the 64bit for P1 boards. The modules I have at home don't have any markings/stickers on them to be able to identify what they are.

Would it be a bad idea to just plug them in and see what happens? Then secondly, what benchmarking app would you guys recommend to check if the cahce is actually active and test it to see if there is a speed difference between the 2 sticks?


September 29th, 2010, 03:05 AM
SYSTEM SPEED TEST Version 4.78 is a great tool for testing memory and cache performance!

September 29th, 2010, 07:06 PM
I've "just plugged them in" to see what happens and iirc nothing bad came of it - the board just wouldn't post when it didn't like the stick. That may vary from board to board, though, dunno.

September 30th, 2010, 01:42 AM
Thanks for the replies guys!

I think I may still have a copy of System Speed test around somewhere, will give that a bash and see.

I was thinking along the same lines, just shove it in and see what happens :D