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

Open discussion on or around SGI; software/hardware related posts should go in the appropriate subforum.
Forum rules
Any posts concerning pirated software or offering to buy/sell/trade commercial software are subject to removal.
User avatar
Irinikus
Posts: 239
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:25 am
Location: Cape Town, South Africa

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

Unread postby Irinikus » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:46 am

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!
:Onyx2:Quad R14K 500MHz, IR3, DG5-8 :Tezro:Quad R16K 700MHz, 8MB, V12, DCD, DM3 :Octane2:Dual R14K 600MHz, PCI Card Cage, V12 :320:Dual 1GHz PIII
:O2:R12K 400MHz, DCD :Indigo:R4400SC 150MHz, ELAN :Indigo2:R4400SC 200MHz, Extreme :Indy:R4400SC 200MHz, XZ :Indy:R5000SC 150MHz, 24Bit XL.
SUN: JavaStation-10 (Krups), XVR-4000.
DEC: AlphaStation 255/300MHz.
Cray: Cray1: Memory Module, Cray2: Memory Module (complete stack of eight boards) and a power supply module, Cray3: ECL Module.
Apple: G3 Clamshell, G4 Sawtooth, G4 Quicksilver, G4 Mirror Doors, G5, Mac Pro 2013 (Trash can), 27 inch Cinema Display.
IBM: 486 DX-4 100MHz, 32Mb RAM, Creative Soundblaster 16-Bit, 1.44 Mb Disk drive, Creative 4X CD-ROM, 520Mb HDD.
Alienware: Aurora 7500.
Gaming Rig: Coolermaster Cosmos II, Coolermaster Ultimate 1100W Power supply, Asus Rampage III extreme, I7 980X, Corsair H100, 24Gb Corsair Dominator DDR3, EVGA GTX Titan X Super Clocked Edition, OCZ revodrive 3 x2 240gb, Velociraptor 600GB, Corsair 128GB SSD, Creative X-fi Fatality Pro.

User avatar
Dodoid
Posts: 603
Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:36 pm
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Contact:

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

Unread postby Dodoid » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:47 am

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.
:Onyx: :O2000: :Fuel: :Octane: :Octane: :Octane: :O2: :O2: :Indigo2: :Indigo2: :Indy: :Indy:
and a small army of Image


Return to “SGI: Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest