I have just purchased an FIC PA-2011 motherboard, which has 4 SIMM sockets abd 2 DIMM sockets, in order to have a board which will support my new Cyrix MII 300 CPU. I was assured that this board allowed the use of EDO ram in each of the 4 SIMM slots (16 mb-Kingston, 60 ns) and PC 66 SDRAM in both of the DIMM slots(PNY-32mb). My old board supported the 4 SIMM's and one SDRAM chip in DIMM slot 1 only.
Upon review of the board manual when it arrived, it states that the use of SIMM's and DIMM's is "not recommended to avoid unexpected failure", but that it is "not allowed" to use DIMM slot 2 and SIMM slots 1 & 2 at the same time.
FIC's website has been down since last Wednesday(at least), so no help there.
A call to the vendor yielded the response that you can never use DIMM's and SIMM's on the same board at the same time, the opposite opinion given to me at the time of purchase.
Am I safe to go ahead and replace my old board with my new one and use both my 4 SIMM's and my one DIMM without damaging the board, or should I return the board now and never believe this vendor again?