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by codemonkey
Sat May 07, 2005 11:29 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: What's so special with SGI boxes? are they faster than...
Replies: 16
Views: 1047

OK but besides the hobby thing cuz I have seen a dual Octane 600 mhz mother board on ebay for $3000 dollars, so I think it is a very expensive hobby, so then their prices are insane rigth?, in order to get the performance of a G5 on an SGI box I'll have to get a quad 800mhz Tezro? that's 5,000 doll...
by codemonkey
Fri May 06, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indigo2 graphix
Replies: 30
Views: 1009

The only difference between a solid impact card and a high impact card is if your doing texturised tasks such as 3d modeling, otherwise their both the same.

A max impact card is about twice as fast as a solid or high impact card for 2d.
by codemonkey
Fri May 06, 2005 7:30 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Anyone else here Douglas Adams fans?
Replies: 11
Views: 390

I have the original radio broadcast's for all five books in MP3 format. I'd be willing to share, but even as MP3's, their still about 100-150 megs a book even at 56kps. I'd be willing to share if I could find some way of reducing the file size.
by codemonkey
Thu May 05, 2005 12:04 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Nihongoga benkyoshimasu / learning Japanese
Replies: 9
Views: 695

Nihongoga benkyoshimasu / learning Japanese

Hey guys, I've been learning Japanese on and off for about a year now. Does anyone here speak / read / write Japanese? If so, how did you learn? I've been reading through 'Japanese for busy people 1 - Kana Edition' for general introduction and writing and Pimslear's Japanese 1 solely for the speakin...
by codemonkey
Thu May 05, 2005 3:15 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: What's so special with SGI boxes? are they faster than...
Replies: 16
Views: 1047

nekonoko wrote:1996 was when the O2 came out (October 1996) :) The Indy predates PCI by a little bit; both were introduced in 1993 but the Indy development cycle was probably too far along to make the cut.


Wow, I never realised the Indy was that old!
by codemonkey
Thu May 05, 2005 2:55 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: What's so special with SGI boxes? are they faster than...
Replies: 16
Views: 1047

hamei wrote:
codemonkey wrote:...(consider that when the Indy came out, a seperate graphics card was a rare occurance on a x86 pc)

Come again ?


Well, arround 1996 when the indy came out, most x86 computers used onboard graphics or had a basic seperate PCI or ISA graphics card.
by codemonkey
Thu May 05, 2005 2:07 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: What's so special with SGI boxes? are they faster than...
Replies: 16
Views: 1047

Well a MIPS CPU based SGI is roughly 2 - 3 times faster than a similarly clocked x86 machine, depending on the MIPS CPU type. A 100 MHz R4000 indy is roughly equal to a 200 MHz pentium, but with much better graphics (consider that when the Idny came out, a seperate graphics card was a rare occurance...
by codemonkey
Wed May 04, 2005 6:09 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: My indys sooooo slowwwwwwww
Replies: 9
Views: 576

This is true, but still. If only only one of the 2 banks are being used, adding another 64mb is a quick and very cheap way to increase system responsiveness.
by codemonkey
Wed May 04, 2005 2:51 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: My indys sooooo slowwwwwwww
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Your running Irix 6.5 with 64mb RAM. I've always been told 128 is really the minimum you want to run 6.5 with. Consider upgrading the RAM. As a 4600 uses standard 72pin fast page mode RAM, finding some should be easy. IRC, I managed to find a 64mb RAM kit (4 * 16) for my Indigo2 for £3.30 including ...
by codemonkey
Tue May 03, 2005 12:56 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Giving away: 2 * 1.2GB HD's + 13w3 <-> vga cable
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Giving away: 2 * 1.2GB HD's + 13w3 <-> vga cable

Hey everyone. My friend gave me some old hard drives that were pulled from a working indigo2 (think he said a teal one). There both 1.2GB with 50 pin SCSI connectors. As I have no use for them i'm giving them to someone for the same price... free. Also Im giving away a 13w3 to vga cable which is exa...
by codemonkey
Tue May 03, 2005 12:26 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: SOG issues? - Still Nothing
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Right, i tried cutting pin 10 and still nothing.

So, iv'e decided to bite the bullet (and my wallet) and shell out for an adapter. Samsung, incase yor listening:

YOU LIED TO ME!

If it wasn't for your picture quality i'd never buy your products again!
by codemonkey
Tue May 03, 2005 5:54 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: SOG issues? - Still Nothing
Replies: 4
Views: 235

My Syncmaster doesn't have any sync type options in the OSD, just an 'Auto' button that searches for as picture. I got the cable from deepspacecables.com and they have a sort of cable selector. I have the one that specifically says its for connecting an I2 to a peecee monitor http://www.deepspacecab...
by codemonkey
Tue May 03, 2005 5:16 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: SOG issues? - Still Nothing
Replies: 4
Views: 235

SOG issues? - Still Nothing

Right, well my 13w3 - vga cable came today. Plugged it in to the monitor and my I2, turned them both on and..... Nothing The I2 came to life making load of HD access noices (those old SCSI drives are loud!), but my monitor just sat there with the power LED blinking. I have a Samsung Syncmaster 152T ...
by codemonkey
Mon May 02, 2005 6:16 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: 13w3 adapter issues
Replies: 14
Views: 384

Ta dah! I got a 13w3 adapter from Deep Space Cables and it worked like a charm. Glad it worked! Im still waiting for my I2 13w3 cable. been waiting ages but it's going to be worth it. Or, in the the words of Red Dwarf: Holly: Post Pods arrived. Lister: You mean it's taken 3 million years to get her...
by codemonkey
Mon May 02, 2005 4:48 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: World's oldest usenet post :)
Replies: 7
Views: 528

I used to have a 3030, it was one of my first SGI systems. But the drive controller bit the dust and couldn't find a replacement. I ended up trading some of the "guts" to Great Eastern Technology for an Indigo2 R4400 200MHz with a 17" monitor. Not a bad swap and still have the I2 :) Here's the old ...

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