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Robert H Mercer
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:24 pm:   

I have a 256k cache card which has only the following information [in various places] on it.
USC...HT-VX.....Elpina......Ver 3.0
I have been attempting to get it to work in my pentium 120 motherboard with no success. The m/b book says it should follow the specifications of Intel Coast 3.0 or later. Does anyone know if this card does or does not? m/b name unknown but has i430VX chipset.
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:25 pm:   

Not sure about that particular cache module, but if it is not working, and then you can just about bet it will not work with that board. The COAST (Cache On A Stick) spec 3, is not your basic that you'll find at the computer store. You must e-mail or call the board manufacturer and request it. It will cost around $20. I had been told that for whatever, self gain (e.g. go ahead and buy the better board sooner) reason, the spec 3 module will be found in the board makers backroom. It made no sense to me, as I would think that they would want any possible enhancements to their board available.

In my case, I had contacted EFA and got a response that spec 3 was pretty much the norm and should be readily available. I sent them another e-mail after what I was told and stated straight out what I had been told and was this true. Did they have this module available. Their reply was brief and to the point..."Yes, we have one available, fax request to such and such #, and it will be shipped COD." I received my COAST spec 3 module the next day! Hope this helps.

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