[coreboot] DFI Infinity NF570-M2/G motherboard
chris at stockwith.co.uk
Sun Oct 26 16:37:23 CET 2008
Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> On 26.10.2008 15:39, Chris Lingard wrote:
>> Corey Osgood wrote:
>>> On Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 11:13 AM, Chris Lingard <chris at stockwith.co.uk
>>> <mailto:chris at stockwith.co.uk>> wrote:
>>> The board comes with a ITE IT8716F 4MB chip; but that is compatible
>>> with SST49LF040A chips. I already have these and some SST49LF080A
>>> chips; just wish there were 160 or 320MB
>>> I'm hoping that's a typo, SST49LF080 is 8Mb (that's 8 megabits, or 1
>>> megabyte), larger chips would be 16 or 32Mb (2 or 4MB).
>> Well if 040 is 4MB and 080 is 8MB, I would hope there is a 160 at 16MB
>> and so on; or do engineers use a secret numbering system :-)
> Secret numbering system.
> 040 is 4 Mbit = 512 kByte
> 080 is 8 Mbit = 1 MByte
> 160 is 16 Mbit = 2 MByte
>> I used to do boot CDs pretending to be 2.8Mb floppies, and would be
>> happy with a 4Mb chip to get a Linux kernel into.
> No, these were 2.88 MByte floppies, not 2.88 Mbit floppies. Even the
> SST49LF160 chip is smaller than that floppy.
We use different terms
To me a Mb is one million bytes
And a MB is one million bits
But we all agree in the end
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