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by pierocks
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Origin 3200 Power Supply
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Origin 3200 Power Supply

Thanks for the links, Recondas. I knew there was a pictorial somewhere, but I was posting from my phone, and I had a hell of a time finding it :D
by pierocks
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Origin 3200 Power Supply
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Origin 3200 Power Supply

The power supply units don't care. They will run off either voltage. The issue is that there is a controller in the power bay that monitors the input voltage, and if it's out of spec, the power bay won't bring the individual power supplies up. It's been a really long time since I had my 3200, but yo...
by pierocks
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Origin 3200 Power Supply
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Origin 3200 Power Supply

Yes and no. From the factory, the power bay is configured to require 240 to operate. There is a jumper in the power bay that you can swap to change the acceptable voltage range to 120. I don't remember the details, but I do remember that it didn't take much searching once you get the cover off. Shou...
by pierocks
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indy or O2 for hostile-heat environment
Replies: 33
Views: 532

Re: Indy or O2 for hostile-heat environment

Getting out my popcorn... But O/T: I have a gaggle of O2's now, with various CPU spec, PSUs in various conditions, etc. Just one data point that I can offer is that I had a PSU that caused my r7k 350 Mhz CPU to boot infrequently, if at all, but swapping the PSU for a different one resulted in a 100%...
by pierocks
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Interesting Washington State Surplus Doo-Dads
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Interesting Washington State Surplus Doo-Dads

I was browsing through the eBay store of the Washington State Surplus people down in Pasco, WA. I'm maybe headed south to watch the eclipse, and when I told the wife that "Pasco is on the way, they might have some interesting gear", she didn't immediately divorce/murder me. Anyway, I saw a...
by pierocks
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Octane: IRIX always outputs to serial terminal
Replies: 11
Views: 295

Re: SGI Octane: IRIX always outputs to serial terminal

If the previous owner installed Irix on that machine and the graphics board was not showing up due to a poor connection to the frontplane or a dead graphics board, I don't believe the installer would include the graphics subsystem. Could explain why Irix is lacking the required drivers. Somebody cor...
by pierocks
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Octane: IRIX always outputs to serial terminal
Replies: 11
Views: 295

Re: SGI Octane: IRIX always outputs to serial terminal

Your graphics board is conspicuously absent from your hinv. Try re-seating the board.
by pierocks
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB skins/plastics
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: WTB skins/plastics

If anyone at SGI had a conscience they would release the models for all their skins so we could start making our own replacements. But nooooo, they will never do that because we might put SGI logos or (worse) funky non-SGI logos on our homemade skins, and as a result SGI might be made to look bad.....
by pierocks
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: Challenge Rack Side Panel
Replies: 0
Views: 147

Challenge Rack Side Panel

On a scale of 1-10, how likely am I to be able to get a replacement black plastic side panel for a Challenge rack? The one I picked up yesterday is missing one...
by pierocks
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [ closed ] sgi lot
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: [ chicago ] sgi lot

That Octane 1.5 was my very first SGI. I kinda miss it, but unfortunately I wouldn't even have anything to do with it other than display it. I hope it goes to a good home!
by pierocks
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Challenge XL Vault specs
Replies: 0
Views: 152

Challenge XL Vault specs

So a couple of Challenge XL Vaults popped up on craigslist for free...anybody know if they will accommodate standard sized rackmount gear? Round mounting holes or square? Basically wondering if it's worth my time to hook up my trailer and drive into the city to get one or both of them...assuming the...
by pierocks
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: The Problem with Apple
Replies: 89
Views: 2922

Re: The Problem with Apple

I choose Apple hardware specifically because I don't have to dick around with it. And as far as "expandability" goes, 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. I've got my music collection, and that's abo...
by pierocks
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Dallas chips
Replies: 31
Views: 832

Re: Dallas chips

Any blinking light codes? Did you leave the pci riser out?
by pierocks
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: Alpha in desktop/minitower form factor
Replies: 12
Views: 417

Re: WTB: Alpha in desktop/minitower form factor

But they are often very, very expensive on fleabay. Even the older Alphastations often go for thousands of dollars "Really?" I say, looking at the Alphastation 500 sitting under my desk that I got for free, and haven't touched yet... Funny. I had a digital personal workstation 500au that ...
by pierocks
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: Origin3X00 wanted, or just bricks
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Re: Origin3X00 wanted, or just bricks

You should talk to dhjj. I know for a fact he's got a pile of o3k parts he's been trying to unload...

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