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O300 4x500 Motherboard to 4x600 Motherboard Swap

Unread postby Adrenaline » Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:58 pm

Just got done transplanting the original Quad 500mhz R14000 motherboard in my O300 in favor of a Quad 600mhz R14000A motherboard.

Pretty painless transplant, had to go out to Home Depot for an additional Torx bit for the Numalink Torx screw on the back, but other than that you might need some needle-nose pliers to get the ATXish power connections unlatched too.

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4 600 MHZ IP35 Processors
CPU: MIPS R14000 Processor Chip Revision: 2.4
FPU: MIPS R14010 Floating Point Chip Revision: 2.4
CPU 0 at Module 001c16/Slot 0/Slice A: 600 Mhz MIPS R14000 Processor Chip (enabled)
  Processor revision: 2.4. Scache: Size 4 MB Speed 300 Mhz  Tap 0x1a
CPU 1 at Module 001c16/Slot 0/Slice B: 600 Mhz MIPS R14000 Processor Chip (enabled)
  Processor revision: 2.4. Scache: Size 4 MB Speed 300 Mhz  Tap 0x1a
CPU 2 at Module 001c16/Slot 0/Slice C: 600 Mhz MIPS R14000 Processor Chip (enabled)
  Processor revision: 2.4. Scache: Size 4 MB Speed 300 Mhz  Tap 0x1a
CPU 3 at Module 001c16/Slot 0/Slice D: 600 Mhz MIPS R14000 Processor Chip (enabled)
  Processor revision: 2.4. Scache: Size 4 MB Speed 300 Mhz  Tap 0x1a
Main memory size: 2048 Mbytes
Instruction cache size: 32 Kbytes
Data cache size: 32 Kbytes
Secondary unified instruction/data cache size: 4 Mbytes
Memory at Module 001c16/Slot 0: 2048 MB (enabled)
  Bank 0 contains 1024 MB (Premium) DIMMS (enabled)
  Bank 1 contains 1024 MB (Premium) DIMMS (enabled)
Integral SCSI controller 0: Version QL12160, low voltage differential
  Disk drive: unit 1 on SCSI controller 0 (unit 1)
  Disk drive: unit 2 on SCSI controller 0 (unit 2)
Integral SCSI controller 1: Version QL12160, low voltage differential
IOC3/IOC4 serial port: tty3
IOC3/IOC4 serial port: tty4
Integral Fast Ethernet: ef0, version 1, module 001c16, pci 4
  PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x1077, device 0x1216) PCI slot 1
  PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x10a9, device 0x0003) PCI slot 4
  PCI Adapter ID (vendor 0x11c1, device 0x5802) PCI slot 5
IOC3/IOC4 external interrupts: 1
HUB in Module 001c16/Slot 0: Revision 2 Speed 200.00 Mhz (enabled)
IP35prom in Module 001c16/Slot n0: Revision 6.124
USB controller: type OHCI


Pictures to come in the morning!
:Indigo: 33mhz R3k/48mb/XS24 :Indy: 150mhz R4400/256mb/XL24 :Fuel: 600mhz R14kA/2gb/V10 Image 8x1.4ghz Itanium 2/8GB :O3x08R: 32x600mhz R14kA/24GB :Tezro: 4x700mhz R16k/8GB/V12/DCD/SAS/FC/DM5 (2x) :O3x0: 4x700mhz R16k/4GB :PrismDT: 2x1.6ghz 8mb/12gb/SAS/2xFGL

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Re: O300 4x500 Motherboard to 4x600 Motherboard Swap

Unread postby Adrenaline » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:22 pm

Some pre-swap pictures of the Quad 600mhz motherboard.
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:Indigo: 33mhz R3k/48mb/XS24 :Indy: 150mhz R4400/256mb/XL24 :Fuel: 600mhz R14kA/2gb/V10 Image 8x1.4ghz Itanium 2/8GB :O3x08R: 32x600mhz R14kA/24GB :Tezro: 4x700mhz R16k/8GB/V12/DCD/SAS/FC/DM5 (2x) :O3x0: 4x700mhz R16k/4GB :PrismDT: 2x1.6ghz 8mb/12gb/SAS/2xFGL

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Re: O300 4x500 Motherboard to 4x600 Motherboard Swap

Unread postby Adrenaline » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:38 pm

A couple more pictures...
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:Indigo: 33mhz R3k/48mb/XS24 :Indy: 150mhz R4400/256mb/XL24 :Fuel: 600mhz R14kA/2gb/V10 Image 8x1.4ghz Itanium 2/8GB :O3x08R: 32x600mhz R14kA/24GB :Tezro: 4x700mhz R16k/8GB/V12/DCD/SAS/FC/DM5 (2x) :O3x0: 4x700mhz R16k/4GB :PrismDT: 2x1.6ghz 8mb/12gb/SAS/2xFGL

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Re: O300 4x500 Motherboard to 4x600 Motherboard Swap

Unread postby dclough » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:44 pm

Glad to hear the swap went well.

What's the difference between the R14000 and the R14000A? Just double the cache and a speed bump?

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Re: O300 4x500 Motherboard to 4x600 Motherboard Swap

Unread postby Adrenaline » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:54 pm

dclough wrote:Glad to hear the swap went well.

What's the difference between the R14000 and the R14000A? Just double the cache and a speed bump?


I believe those are the only differences, I could be wrong though.
:Indigo: 33mhz R3k/48mb/XS24 :Indy: 150mhz R4400/256mb/XL24 :Fuel: 600mhz R14kA/2gb/V10 Image 8x1.4ghz Itanium 2/8GB :O3x08R: 32x600mhz R14kA/24GB :Tezro: 4x700mhz R16k/8GB/V12/DCD/SAS/FC/DM5 (2x) :O3x0: 4x700mhz R16k/4GB :PrismDT: 2x1.6ghz 8mb/12gb/SAS/2xFGL

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Re: O300 4x500 Motherboard to 4x600 Motherboard Swap

Unread postby smj » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:55 pm

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Re: O300 4x500 Motherboard to 4x600 Motherboard Swap

Unread postby SAQ » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:09 am

dclough wrote:Glad to hear the swap went well.

What's the difference between the R14000 and the R14000A? Just double the cache and a speed bump?


R14k -> R14kA is an optical shrink and speed bump. The cache boost is SGI's computer designers and could have been done on the R14k.
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