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Re: Alternative sources for Cisco memory?

  • From: Rob Walker
  • Date: Thu Sep 24 13:50:20 1998

call up TAC, and get the "AVL list - Authorized Vendor List" for your
router.  

A quick search for AVL on the main site at cisco returned a few
interesting pages:

"don't do this, we're not responsible, etc." at
http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/770/10.html 

"RAM for RSP or VIP cards" at 
http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/770/40.html
which has links to some great pictures at 
http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/770/compare.gif and
http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/770/ruler.gif

some of the other links talk about the AVL for other products as
well.  

have fun,
rob

>>>>> On Thu, 24 Sep 1998 12:35:20 -0400 (EDT), Nathan Stratton
>>>>> <nathan@robotics.net> said:

Nathan> On Thu, 24 Sep 1998, Joseph Thomas wrote:
>> 
>> I received prices for upgrading RAM memory in both a Cisco 7000
>> and Cisco 7500. Ouch! 
>> 
>> My question is: the 7000 appears to accept standard 30pin SIMMs
>> while the 7500 accepts 72pin SIMMs. Since I can purchase lifetime memory
>> (60ns, true parity) for orders of magnatiude less, why shouldn't I? Has
>> anyone really tried this? Other than Cisco claiming that future problems
>> are related to the non-Cisco memory I installed, what problems might I
>> encounter? Are there less-expensive "Cisco certified" memory dealers?

Nathan> You sure can, most providers upgrade the memory on their ciscos with 3rd
Nathan> party RAM, the cisco stuff just cost to much. I dont know of "Cisco
Nathan> certified" memory dealers, but just buying decent RAM from any good vender
Nathan> should be fine. 
 
>> Thanks.

>> <>
Nathan> Nathan Stratton				Telecom & ISP Consulting
Nathan> www.robotics.net	 		nathan@robotics.net
Nathan> --
Nathan> "No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by
Nathan> his great strength."                               - Psalm 33:16

>> -- 
>> Joseph Thomas                           E/Mail:  jpt@networkcs.com
>> Network Computing Services, Inc.    	 	 jpt@magic.net
>> 1200 Washington Ave So.			Tel:	 +1 612 337 3558
>> Minneapolis, MN     55415-1227          FAX:     +1 612 337 3400
>> 
>> An elephant is a mouse with an operating system.




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