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Old 16 February 2020, 05:49   #1
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DKB Mongoose Ram Module

I've got a DKB Mongoose and I want to buy it some RAM.

Info says that the 72 pin SIMM socket accepts 128 MB of EDO (and maybe PS/2) Ram. I am looking for a 32MB module.

The Ram I find on ebay is
- most of the time double sided
- some are with parity, some are without
- most have a timing of 60ns
- some state an organisation of 8Mx32, some state nothing.

Will all of them work? I guess most of them do, but I'm not sure.
Especially I'm not sure if it's better to choose with or without parity.
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Old 17 February 2020, 18:01   #2
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I'm using a double Sided 32Mb Simm in my Mongoose without issue.

I have a spare Kingston 60ns 32Mb SIMM somewhere if you're interested, though you might be better off buying on your Continent to save shipping?

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Old 17 February 2020, 22:39   #3
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Already ordered a module (Mitsubishi, double sided, no parity). Hope it works, will report. Thanks nevertheless
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Should be fine. - Best for now.
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Old 21 February 2020, 00:02   #5
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Received the module today, it works absolutely fine. Card has 32MB now (and I also added a FPU a few weeks ago). Love this small upgrades

Details of the Ram for future reference or anybody else considering:
72pin Edo Ram, 5V, 60ns, Structure: 8Mx32, double sided, no parity

Edit: Looks like it's important to choose 5V and not 3.3V modules.

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Old 22 February 2020, 13:41   #7
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And THANKS for your help Kin!!

Btw, I always thought these cards are picky about Ram Modules. Looks like they are not. Also learned that 64MB modules are much more rare and pricey than 16 or 32MB.
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No worries fella & glad you're sorted.

Being able to address 128Mb on a single Slot is in the same territory as the Phase 5 Blizzard Cards & DKB always liked to try & do things right.

I'll be pimping mine to 128Mb when the time is right.
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...DKB always liked to try & do things right.
Yeah, it's a fine card.
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I'll be pimping mine to 128Mb when the time is right.
Really? The 64MB Modules i see on ebay.de cost about 120€

But wait... now i see: the 128MB modules aren't so expensive, only the 64MB currently sold at ebay.de are... Hah that's interesting - current price peak.
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Yeah, it's a fine card.

Really? The 64MB Modules i see on ebay.de cost about 120€

But wait... now i see: the 128MB modules aren't so expensive, only the 64MB currently sold at ebay.de are... Hah that's interesting - current price peak.
Back in the Day of the A4000D, a 4Mb Single Sided 70ns SIMM would set you back £160.00.

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Old 28 February 2020, 11:49   #11
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@ Nightshft

Searching eBay for 128MB 72pin SIMM

I found some 128MB SIMMS in California for £18.40.

Shipping is a staggering £23.25 with an additional item costing £0.39

Are you interested in going halves on a couple of Units? - Would work out approximately £30 each plus the shipping cost for one unit from Austria to UK or vise versa.
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Hi Kin,
no thanks, I'm happy with my 32MB module. Don't need more.
Good luck!
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No worries & just a thought.
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So I guess FPM Ram with parity would work too?

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I'd be surprised if you had any issues.
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