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by johnnym
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.
Replies: 98
Views: 7384

Re: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.

it works fine with the known working modules, and it's definitely possible to run with the hood up (i have to due to the ide cables being just a little too tight anyway, can't quite fully close it). I've only tried them with the risers, I'm not certain that the DIMMs will fit in the slots without t...
by johnnym
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.
Replies: 98
Views: 7384

Re: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.

[...] It's been retired because I picked up an Alphaserver DS10L, EV67 617mhz/512mb ram model, slight damage to the front plastic. I've also put in a Radeon 7500, which works quite well and also makes it think it's an XP900 workstation. Two IDE harddrives contain VMS 8.4 and NetBSD, but NetBSD is a...
by johnnym
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [ebay][uk] DEC AlphaPC 164SX
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: [ebay][uk] DEC AlphaPC 164SX

IIRC PC164 use FPM (non-EDO) 72-pin memory while 164SX and 164LX use 168-pin SDRAM. Yes, the PC164 uses 72-pin FPM. Any other differences you know of? According to the AlphaPC164 product brief it uses a different chipset (i.e. the 21172 chipset instead of the 21174 chip) and also a different CPU ty...
by johnnym
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: What Apple hardware do we have?
Replies: 110
Views: 7767

Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

[...] All machines are spotless cosmetically speaking. [...] It was the Powermac G4 that first sparked my interest in Apple and it's the reason why I collect computers today! Nice. Did you actually buy them new when they were current and took much care to preserve them? Or were you lucky to get the...
by johnnym
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [ebay UK] Mips flavoured Qube2
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: [ebay UK] Mips flavoured Qube2

Hey Guys, There is a guy in the US with more than ten of them for $45 each. I am not sure if they are MIPS or not. No, these are x86 based Qube 3 machines. But they're missing the PSU just like the one in the start of this thread. I'm unsure if they can also be powered from the connector that drive...
by johnnym
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [ebay][uk] DEC AlphaPC 164SX
Replies: 4
Views: 181

[ebay][uk] DEC AlphaPC 164SX

There's currently a DEC AlphaPC 164SX (product brief, technical reference manual) (not mine) available from Ebay UK, located in Warrington. With CPU, but no specs mentioned.

According to the seller:
Working when bought but not tested since.
by johnnym
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Alphaserver DS15
Replies: 19
Views: 1693

Re: Alphaserver DS15

bifo wrote:I just picked up a DS10L about a month ago and after some trial and error with various IDE optical drives [...]

Nice little machine! What CPU do you have?

Hey, did you already know this article (PDF) about its creation/development? Makes a nice story. :)
by johnnym
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: FUEL V12 R16000 800MHz 4GB
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: FUEL V12 R16000 800MHz 4GB

Pictures please! :)
by johnnym
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Pair of Origin 200 servers in Quebec - not mine
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Pair of Origin 200 servers in Quebec - not mine

The pictured CPU module is a 013-2511-001 which according to Ian's Origin parts list is a dual R12K 270 MHz module with 4 MiB of L2 cache.
by johnnym
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Hardware partitioning on O200
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Hardware partitioning on O200

Ok, as the docs don't tell much about the setpart PROM monitor command, I'll give some details about it on Origin 200s: setpart options: >> setpart -h setpart: Setup/teardown partitions. options: -v: Verbose -h: Print out help about cmds -s: Setup partitions -c: Clear all partitions -l: List all par...
by johnnym
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Hardware partitioning on O200
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Hardware partitioning on O200

So, if you pull this off, you'll probably end up with two O200 systems (modules) with a rather fast interconnect. I don't know how the interconnect is exposed (MPI?). An interesting experiment, but I'm not sure how useful it is. Then again, that's true for most things I do with my SGIs :D According...
by johnnym
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Hardware partitioning on O200
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Hardware partitioning on O200

I found the following docs on the web: ⋅  Partitioning The Silicon Graphics Origin 2000 ⋅  IRIX Admin - System Configuration and Operation ("Partitioning Your System" starting on page 125 (89 inside of the document) and following) Well, these are actually meant for Orig...
by johnnym
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Stripping six O200: what should i keep?
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Stripping six O200: what should i keep?

BTW, would an Origin 2000 with a star-router board accept these jumpers to not require a craylink cable? I don't know, as I don't have an Origin 2000. But from the "Figure 2-9. Origin2000 Router Boards" and the corresponding paragraphs for "Star Router Board" and "Rack Rout...
by johnnym
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Hardware partitioning on O200
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Hardware partitioning on O200

⋅ Does anyone have some experience with (hardware) partitioning an O200? ⋅ Can this be done from the firmware monitor or do you need IRIX for it? ⋅ And, also important, will each partition behave like a "real" machine for other OSes than IRIX or does this onl...
by johnnym
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indigo R4000 power supply repair PEC4044B 6064459
Replies: 11
Views: 339

Re: Indigo R4000 power supply repair PEC4044B 6064459

Upon turning the switch off, the power supply exhibited a high-pitched whine for about 10 seconds. After you have repaired the PSU, is that "high-pitched whine" sound after turning the switch off gone now? I have an Indigo which is currently not in working order because of ripped/missing ...

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