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[ebay][uk] DEC AlphaPC 164SX

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:00 am
by johnnym
There's currently a DEC AlphaPC 164SX (product brief, technical reference manual) (not mine) available from Ebay UK, located in Warrington. With CPU, but no specs mentioned.

According to the seller:
Working when bought but not tested since.

Re: [ebay][uk] DEC AlphaPC 164SX

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:54 am
by duck
I'm surprised as to how different the board layout is compared to my AlphaPC 164 (no suffix).

Re: [ebay][uk] DEC AlphaPC 164SX

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:08 pm
by miod
duck wrote:I'm surprised as to how different the board layout is compared to my AlphaPC 164 (no suffix).

IIRC PC164 use FPM (non-EDO) 72-pin memory while 164SX and 164LX use 168-pin SDRAM.

Re: [ebay][uk] DEC AlphaPC 164SX

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:14 am
by duck
miod wrote:IIRC PC164 use FPM (non-EDO) 72-pin memory while 164SX and 164LX use 168-pin SDRAM.


Yes, the PC164 uses 72-pin FPM. Any other differences you know of?

Re: [ebay][uk] DEC AlphaPC 164SX

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:29 pm
by johnnym
duck wrote:
miod wrote:IIRC PC164 use FPM (non-EDO) 72-pin memory while 164SX and 164LX use 168-pin SDRAM.


Yes, the PC164 uses 72-pin FPM. Any other differences you know of?

According to the AlphaPC164 product brief it uses a different chipset (i.e. the 21172 chipset instead of the 21174 chip) and also a different CPU type: a 21164(A) instead of a 21164PC (the Wikipedia article about the Alpha 21164 gives details about the differences).

Re: [ebay][uk] DEC AlphaPC 164SX

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:42 am
by Artlace
It was sold for £56.

I was also bidding on it but I already have my PWS433a and didn't want to be greedy. Congratulations for the winner and hopefully he/she will take good care of it.

Re: [ebay][uk] DEC AlphaPC 164SX

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:29 pm
by sgt_barnes
I got it! And it will be up and running again in no time (if it actually works, that is). ;-)

One of the good things of Brexit is, that the stuff from th UK is now much more affordable for us continental europeans. That helped a lot in this case.