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by Krokodil
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: The Problem with Apple
Replies: 68
Views: 1183

Re: The Problem with Apple

who stores more than a few dozen gigabytes of data locally anymore? I can't remember the last time I filled up my laptop's SSD. This guy. My files are mine and I expect them to be available at all times. I have a NAS with a 1TB and 320GB HDD in it for sharing files between computers and it has lots...
by Krokodil
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Indigo2 IP22 mainboard and R4400 250MHZ CPU
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Indigo2 IP22 mainboard and R4400 250MHZ CPU

is R4.4K @ 250Mhz faster than R10K @ 195Mhz? No, the R10K much faster. At the same clock rate, the R10K is roughly twice as fast at integer operations, and up to 5x at floating point. The details are buried somewhere on Ian Mapleson's site. Precisely. I did research this before spending the time an...
by Krokodil
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Indigo2 IP22 mainboard and R4400 250MHZ CPU
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Indigo2 IP22 mainboard and R4400 250MHZ CPU

I am selling an Indigo2 IP22 mainboard and associated R4400 250MHZ CPU for $50 USD + shipping from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Will ship inside Canada, or international to USA/Europe. The mainboard has the V11 PROM. Does not come with any RAM, or audio card (cuz muh Indigo2 needs it). The board does w...
by Krokodil
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB-Indigo2 Stuff
Replies: 45
Views: 612

Re: WTB-Indigo2 Stuff

Raion-Fox wrote:Side note, don't throw away old PSUs. Find someone who can repair them.


That's kinda what I plan on doing myself. Except that I'll probably amass a bunch of them and then sell them as a lot for an acceptable price. Hopefully whoever buys them is able to fix them and put them back on the market.
by Krokodil
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB-Indigo2 Stuff
Replies: 45
Views: 612

Re: WTB-Indigo2 Stuff

It's not terrible to ship from Canada to the US. Pack the items well, you(Krokodil)'ll need to fill out the Canadian version of the postal service customs form, just put in the approx value, basic description of the contents and fill out the forms honestly. At least here in the US, postal workers a...
by Krokodil
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Best BSD Laptop Guide
Replies: 10
Views: 188

Re: Best BSD Laptop Guide

Negative. But if you lock Nvidia or intel it works fine. To be fair, Linux requires Bumblebee to get it semi-working at best. Lock Nvidia? As in turn one off in the BIOS? Both Optimus era computers I have, lack the option to only run with Nvidia only. Used to be they had a hardware switch for this ...
by Krokodil
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Best BSD Laptop Guide
Replies: 10
Views: 188

Re: Best BSD Laptop Guide

Raion-Fox wrote:Nvidia on FreeBSD is pretty good. NetBSD JUST got alpha support for Nouveau.


Does the Optimus crap work now without any weird hacks?
by Krokodil
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB-Indigo2 Stuff
Replies: 45
Views: 612

Re: WTB-Indigo2 Stuff

Well apparently I need a new R4400 CPU board now. :( I need at least a 150MHz unit. I do have an R4400 250MHZ CPU and IP22 mainboard sitting around that came out of my Indigo2 when I upgraded to R10000. The thing is, I don't know anything about the process of shipping items internationally. Not sur...
by Krokodil
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Best BSD Laptop Guide
Replies: 10
Views: 188

Re: Best BSD Laptop Guide

Using an ASUS K55VD for mine. Cost around $1000 in November 2012. 8GB RAM DDR3 2GB Nvidia/Intel HD4000 - Using the Intel. 750GB WD Black - Upgraded from 750GB Seagate after 3 years. 2x2.5 GHZ Intel I5 Intel wireless module - swapped with a compatible module from a Dell laptop. Took a little while fo...
by Krokodil
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: New haul: 2 x Octanes, Q about TMEZZ TRAM module upgrades
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: New haul: 2 x Octanes, Q about TMEZZ TRAM module upgrades

Thanks all for the advice and welcome :) Looks like I'll be adding dual graphics boards, one the stock MXE and the other the SE with TRAM module installed. Should be able to get a good example up and running. I'm assuming the older Octane with (what I assume is) dual R12K 300Mhz CPUs will be a stra...
by Krokodil
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: New haul: 2 x Octanes, Q about TMEZZ TRAM module upgrades
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: New haul: 2 x Octanes, Q about TMEZZ TRAM module upgrades

Welcome to the Octane owners club. Sounds like you could have yourself a decent Octane there.

If you do buy any TRAM modules for your MXE make sure they are the correct type for your board. I think in this case you'll need SGI PN 030-1263-002
by Krokodil
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: Alpha in desktop/minitower form factor
Replies: 12
Views: 220

Re: WTB: Alpha in desktop/minitower form factor

"Really?" I say, looking at the Alphastation 500 sitting under my desk that I got for free, and haven't touched yet... You got it for free just out of pure luck...Probably considered worthless by whoever threw it out/gave it to you. Alot of people got SGIs for free too that command a dece...
by Krokodil
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: Alpha in desktop/minitower form factor
Replies: 12
Views: 220

Re: WTB: Alpha in desktop/minitower form factor

commodorejohn wrote:Well, Windows NT for Alpha can at least run x86 software in emulation. No idea what the Tru64 software scene is like, though.


Tru64 is sparse and VMS has lots of archived tools, but most of it is so old it's literally fossilized.
by Krokodil
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: Alpha in desktop/minitower form factor
Replies: 12
Views: 220

Re: WTB: Alpha in desktop/minitower form factor

Alphas came in a desktop/tower workstation form called Alphastations. The early Alphastations up to the DS10 were intended to be workstations, but from the DS10 onward they were the same machines for server and workstation, but the Alphastation variant had graphics and a sound card. But they are oft...

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