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First post, by Ottersphere

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Hey All,

Having a hard time finding another 256KB L2 Cache COAST for the Aptiva 2168-M61. The module is P/N 38H0238 and FRU 42H0393. I want to increase to 512KB.

I have found P/N 07H1150 FRU 40H8145, which I believe is for the Aptiva 2144.

Anybody know if these COASTs will work in the 2168? Specs are very similar, 160 pin 3.3V 64 Bits 66FSB 256KB.

Thanks in advance!

Reply 3 of 9, by Ottersphere

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Actually after researching it this past week it sounds like it would only be worth adding another 256kb if I increased the RAM to 64mb. This is a DOS machine with EDO RAM so it’s not worth the cost to me. 32MB RAM and 256 L2 is fine. Thanks for the reply though.

This is a good article about cache in these retro pcs.
https://dosdays.co.uk/topics/cache.php

Reply 4 of 9, by Ottersphere

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Decided to pursue this again after all. Attached is a photo of the module I need in case anyone can help. Thanks!

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