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by japes
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indy or O2 for hostile-heat environment
Replies: 33
Views: 501

Re: Indy or O2 for hostile-heat environment

What I do for dual-drive setups (common commercial request, for drive cloning/backup) is customise the sleds and fit an extra fan: http://www.sgidepot.co.uk/misc/custom_indy_fan.jpg While I like the idea of some active cooling on the drive, your fan pulls hot air off the expansion cards up against ...
by japes
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indy or O2 for hostile-heat environment
Replies: 33
Views: 501

Re: Indy or O2 for hostile-heat environment

Challenge S 180 MHz SC w/Sony PSU, SSD if you can swing it, otherwise a modern drive with SCA adapter chosen for coolness. I might leave the floppy cover out, if you even have one. Just roasted my Challenge S with 28 C room temps for almost a week. I use a 2.5" Seagate (Savio I think) drive. 10...
by japes
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: O350 Quad 700MHz Node Board
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: O350 Quad 700MHz Node Board

My googling agrees. And while I don't have the 8mb version on the shelf, I don't need more 4mb ones on my shelf so please don't hold it for me.
by japes
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6
Replies: 33
Views: 765

Re: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6

I'll be there. ANS sounds awesome.

Who else is going to be there?
by japes
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: O350 Quad 700MHz Node Board
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: O350 Quad 700MHz Node Board

I'm set on these...doesn't everyone with a Tezro or O350 have one or two of these in their closets?

But I want to ask, 8mb cache or 4mb cache?

Also don't hesitate to buy from the Raion-Fox, he stands behind his transactions.
by japes
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Why a static address not shown on the router
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Why a static address not shown on the router

Are you talking about something like a client list on the router? Those depend on the router seeing traffic or communicating with the client station. It might take some time to update or whatever mechanism the router uses to collect the data hasn't happened. Try running some traffic to the internet ...
by japes
Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Bizarre connection attempts to Facebook
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: Bizarre connection attempts to Facebook

I would maybe guess even though Facebook integration is off maybe it's trying something? That would be pretty disheartening, but Apple software has been disheartening for a while. But my primary guess is websites open on the Mac which use Facebook comments or other elements. The Facebook icon on som...
by japes
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: 1st time boot into guest but why no start tune?
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: 1st time boot into guest but why no start tune?

Octane will perform a startup chime if you connect external speakers.

The PROM off command is not shared by many systems.
by japes
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: SGI O2 intro video VHS
Replies: 2
Views: 165

SGI O2 intro video VHS

Came across this gem from the mid 1990s on YouTube.

by japes
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: FS: Origin 2000/Onyx 2 nodeboards 2x300 MHz
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: FS: Origin 2000/Onyx 2 nodeboards 2x300 MHz

Asking price $75 + shipping. Also open to trades. Sure you only want one?
by japes
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: New octane does nothing
Replies: 80
Views: 1629

Re: New octane does nothing

Try pulling the graphics and starting up without them. I have a SI board in my parts pile that when installed causes the same - well, almost...the PSU fan make about 1 turn before it shuts off with this bad card.
by japes
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The unfortunate reality of being at the mercy of clouds
Replies: 12
Views: 447

Re: The unfortunate reality of being at the mercy of clouds

Computers fail. I would rather the failure happen in my house, next to my reinstall CDs and screwdrivers, rather than in a datacenter where they're doing who knows what. Depends, there's a lot of things I'd rather not run. If I can find a trusted partner I'm happy to let them deal with screwdrivers...
by japes
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Anyone have the 1995 SIGGRAPH CD?
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Anyone have the 1995 SIGGRAPH CD?

Not to be a negative nancy, but it's likely not on the cd. See the youtube video below, and comment on youtube. But if you watch that video you can see there are people from back in the day possibly taking a look at what they have. Also, you might be able to get the CD: https://www.amazon.com/SIGGRA...
by japes
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: FS: Origin 2000/Onyx 2 nodeboards 2x300 MHz
Replies: 2
Views: 191

FS: Origin 2000/Onyx 2 nodeboards 2x300 MHz

I have some nodeboards for your Origin 2000 or Onyx 2 system. Someone out there? They're 300 MHz, four three of them. I had a deskside I built up with the 300s and then...upgraded to 400s...then sold. Now there's a box of nodeboards in my closet and I don't have a machine for them. Let me know if yo...
by japes
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indigo R4000 power supply repair PEC4044B 6064459
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: Indigo R4000 power supply repair PEC4044B 6064459

Thank you!

My Indigos are pretty far back in the queue for getting attention, but when I get to them I'm sure this will be helpful. I remember powering one on to the smell and sound of something popping - it still ran but it has made me worried to run these systems.

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