Linked by Tony Bourke on Wed 21st Jan 2004 02:41 UTC
Oracle and SUN A few weeks ago, I stubbed my toe on my old Sun Ultra 5 as it sat there lifeless and unused in my apartment. Once my primary desktop, the envy of my geek friends, and a way to woo the ladies, its glory days have long since passed. As much as I would like to let it live out its days looking sexy and taking up space, I live on the island of Manhattan, where space is a premium. Since I can't charge it rent, I decided I'd better use it or lose it. But what to use it for? What operating system would I run on it? Solaris? What about Linux? FreeBSD? NetBSD? OpenBSD? They all run on the SPARC platform, so I thought why not do a quick review.
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by drsmithy on Fri 23rd Jan 2004 02:31 UTC

The Ultra 5's memory isn't non-standard, it's just very uncommon. You need standard 60ns ECC EDO DIMMs which, outside of x86 servers and other Sun hardware from the the same era are practically unheard of (the PC world had well and truly moved on to SDRAM by then).

Along with the website already mentioned, might have what you need. Or look on ebay for "EDO DIMMs", as most of them will be ECC and compatible.