I haven't managed to acquire a dual 600 to test this, but it seems like you shouldn't expect a problem according to this snippet from the Octane wiki page:millhouse513 wrote:Will I run into any issues trying to upgrade or is it as easy as sliding in the new CPU module?
Since you're starting with a fairly late model of Octane, you should be even less likely to run into a problem.Nekowiki wrote:Single-CPU Octanes and Octane2's can be upgraded to dual-CPU models by replacing the complete CPU module. Again, the official statements are that certain mainboards are required for certain CPU modules but this doesn't appear to generally hold up in the real world. Perhaps the SGI stated requirements came from early revisions of the relevant parts but no one in the hobbyist or reseller communities has yet reported a case where the official requirements were accurate.
I believe I ran into this - I couldn't boot IRIX after upgrading from a dual R10k to a dual R12k in the same chassis/system board. Does the same hold true going from the R12k to the R14k?SAQ wrote:Changing a major version of the processor is when you need to check PROM and IRIX versions to ensure support.
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