i820 (or i840) + SDRam = CRAPOLA!
Posted on: 02/19/2000 12:52 AM

It looks as though Intel has called off a few motherboards based on the i820 and i840 chipsets. Here's a clip from ZDNet...
The trouble arose when Intel's 820 and 840 chip sets, which were designed to take advantage of speedier Rambus memory, RDRAM, were configured to work with SDRAM.

According to Intel, memory errors may result from the combined use of the memory repeater hub (known as MRH-S), which is used to translate native RDRAM support to SDRAM, and ECC (error correction coding).

Printed from 2CPU.com (http://www.2cpu.com/contentteller.php?ct=news&action=story&page=i820_or_i840_sdramcrapola.html)