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COAST
Author: Gabriel Torres Last Updated: June 30, 2005
Category: Memory

Cache On A Stick

Memory cache module for socket 3 (486 and 5x86) and socket 7 (Pentium and similar CPUs) motherboards. It is important to notice that while the module for 486/5x86 CPUs was a 32-bot module, the module for socket 7 (Pentium and similar CPUs) was a 64-bit one.

This module was available in low-end motherboard were the L2 memory cache (”external cache“) was optional. Without this device the system was very slow.

COAST
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Figure 1: Socket for a COAST module on a motherboard.

COAST
Figure 2: COAST module instaled on a motherboard.

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