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Re: SGI History Part 3 is here! This episode covers from 1993 to 1996.

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:46 am
by Irinikus
dexter1 wrote:
Irinikus wrote:I suppose that I can install the motherboard and CPU my current Indigo2 then.

Yes and that's pretty much it. The Power Supply is relatively interchangeable between R4K systems and R8K, see http://www.oocities.org/siliconvalley/h ... upply.html

The rest can be swapped over from the R4K Indigo2. Don't forget to handle the R8000 CPU carefully, since it's sensitive to static discharge. Oh and make sure you secure the R8000 CPU correctly on the motherboard with all screws in place, since the standoffs provide power and ground to the module, see viewtopic.php?f=14&t=16726745&p=7351542&hilit=miod+r8000#p7351542


Thanks very much for the valuable info, I really appreciate it!

Re: SGI History Part 3 is here! This episode covers from 1993 to 1996.

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:47 am
by Dodoid
I could if I wanted to get an R8000 board for my new Onyx. Not sure if that requires changing other boards. Expensive, but ehh, maybe.