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Long time lurker, saying hello!

Unread postby Kotomo » Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:25 pm

Greetings! I have been lurking for a little while, learning all that I can to get the handful of machines I inherited up and working and usable.

When I started at my current place of work, there were still a small handful of Octanes running, even a deskside Origin 2000, along with a large handful in storage in one of our server rooms. Learning about them through work started to really peak my interest and I picked up an Octane that we were getting rid of several years ago. However, I never truly did anything with it, aside from taking it apart. Mostly due to time, and lack of proper monitor or 13w3 adapter. Fairly soon after, I find myself buying a house for the first time and getting married, so now I have a workshop in the basement to actually keep my collection of computers in, along with this one Octane.

Luck would have it, earlier this year we finally start clearing out a large portion of the SGI's still in storage at work and I lay claim to my current collection. Currently, all but one of the O2000's work. The faulty O2000 has two bad fans in the tray, that I THINK I managed to find replacements for. Have yet to try. Also, both the PSU's in the O2000s seem to fail sometimes when keying them on. Possibly they are on their last legs. Regardless, one of them is still working well enough for me to get Irix installed on it and stay up and running for an entire day. :-?

I look forward to learning about these machines even more, and this site has been a fantastic resource.
:Octane: :Octane: :Octane: :Octane: :Octane2: :Octane2: :Fuel: :O2: :O2: :O2: :O2000: :O2000:

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Re: Long time lurker, saying hello!

Unread postby foetz » Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:34 pm

welcome Kotomo :-)

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Re: Long time lurker, saying hello!

Unread postby uunix » Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:17 am

Indeed, welcome Katomo, that's a rather nice collection to obtain as a starter.
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Re: Long time lurker, saying hello!

Unread postby Trippynet » Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:20 am

Welcome! That's a very nice little collection of machines you've got there. Look forward to seeing a few pictures and hinvs soon :)
Systems in use:
:Indigo2IMP: - Nitrogen: R10000 195MHz CPU, 384MB RAM, SolidIMPACT Graphics, 36GB 15k HDD & 300GB 10k HDD, 100Mb/s NIC, New/quiet fans, IRIX 6.5.22
:Fuel: - Lithium: R14000 600MHz CPU, 4GB RAM, V10 Graphics, 72GB 15k HDD & 300GB 10k HDD, 1Gb/s NIC, New/quiet fans, IRIX 6.5.30
Other system in storage: :O2: R5000 200MHz, 224MB RAM, 72GB 15k HDD, PSU fan mod, IRIX 6.5.30

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Re: Long time lurker, saying hello!

Unread postby smj » Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:27 am

Welcome Kotomo -- and wow, what a collection to start with!

Running these machines might help reform capacitors that are just slightly marginal, so the O2k PSUs could go either way. You'll find lots of discussions about PSUs, fans, cap replacement, etc etc here and in other venues.
Then? :IRIS3130: ... Now? :O3x02L: :A3504L:- :A3502L: :1600SW:+MLA :Fuel: :Octane2: :Octane: :Indigo2IMP: :Indy: ... Other: DEC :BA213: :BA123: Sun, DG AViiON, NeXT :Cube:

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Re: Long time lurker, saying hello!

Unread postby Kotomo » Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:04 am

Thank you, for the welcomes. :D
:Octane: :Octane: :Octane: :Octane: :Octane2: :Octane2: :Fuel: :O2: :O2: :O2: :O2000: :O2000:

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Re: Long time lurker, saying hello!

Unread postby Dodoid » Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:38 am

Wow, nice collection to start with. I started with my current 7, but you have 12 and two of them are desksides while mine are all workstations.
:Onyx: :O2000: :Fuel: :Octane: :Octane: :Octane: :O2: :O2: :Indigo2: :Indigo2: :Indy: :Indy:
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