japes wrote:Do you mean InfinitePerfromance? Not UltimatePerformance.
I'm pretty sure he did, UltimatePerformance is truly a horse of a different color - it's ATI based.
I actually just totally butchered it, I think, the ATI thing is UltimateVision. D'oh.
Anyway, there seem to be a variety of "Fuel/Tezro" V12 part numbers listed as well, so maybe it's just different board revisions of some sort - does anyone know the difference between any of these in the first place?
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Silicon Graphics 030-1726-003 Fuel/Tezro V12 Graphics Board; 128MB - 030-1726-003
Silicon Graphics 030-1726-004 Fuel/Tezro V12 Graphics Board; 128MB - 030-1726-004
Like I said, I'm just going to buy a V10 in the coming weeks, put it in there, and see what happens - as long as it doesn't fry my O350, which I see no way it will (unless I goof up the cooling mods I'm going to need to make), I'm happy with whatever outcome I get... we'll never learn anything if nobody tries
I know my chances are better with a V12, since it was the real supported config, but V10s are extremely cheap, since they came standard config in Fuel and Tezro so they're not an upgrade, wheras V12s are still several hundred USD.
loonvf wrote:Does the Origin350 have possibilities for keyboard and mouse?
Via an NEC USB OHCI controller in a PCI slot, yep, just like Origin3xxx. Audio, too, via one of the IRIX-supported audio cards (M-Audio Revolution, Audigy2 ZS, etc.). If this graphics mod works I'll have a pretty nice workstation setup - basically a cheap Tezro
loonvf wrote:In the end someone else on this forum solved it
by adding a PCI card with keyboard, mouse & ethernet card to it and then it worked.
Also replacing the IO6 by an IO6G did the job.
I'm actually running one of these setups right now (Origin2000, CADDuo in a PCI carrier, and SI graphics) - nice job pioneering it
loonvf wrote:So maybe we can do this trick again and convert Origin350s into Onyx350s
Please keep us updated!
Will do, I think the differences are even less significant between Origin350 and Onyx350 - as a matter of fact, I think Onyx350 InfiniteReality was quite literally Origin350s with different text on the case, since you can hook an Origin350 up to a G-Brick and obtain an Onyx350 just fine this way.
It's interesting to see the Tezro though, I'm beginning to thing that maybe Tezro rackmount was just a rebranded Onyx350 IP... the cooling setup in that looks very different from mine though (ducts over the RAM and an open box over the CPUs to let air blow all the way over the graphics), so I think my suspicions about having to take apart my node box and redo the cooling are 100% correct (thankfully, it's not too hard, SGI just made it a pain by putting half of the mounting screws on the bottom of the board, so I have to remove the board from the case).