There is a scavenged 486 laptop. I decided to put it to work somehow. It boots up, saying it is "Media Magic PN315/DSTN". BIOS finds 8Mb of memory. Before installing anything it's a good idea to install some more memory. The behemoth has 2 memory slots filled up with 2 strange memory modules.
What are they? Is it likely I can find an upgrade for them? Where? Or can I find some adaptor to install
regular SIMMs in there?
Google search gives nothing relevant, datasheet on ICs used on those modules says they are 1Mx4. I tried to trace the pinout with a tester - all 59 out of 60 (!) pins are used, the pinout is essentially different from 30 pin SIMM pinout (it has 32 bit data) and different from 72 pin SIMM pinout (there is only 1 RAS, but 4 CASes).
maybe it is a wrong forum to ask, but what do you think are the chances of simply soldering in 72pin SIMM?
If someone refers me to another more appropriate forum, I would appreciate it much.
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