[SunRescue] Re: [Sunhelp] URGENT: Need bootp server for Solaris 7
lockwood at ISI.EDU
Mon Nov 1 12:20:56 CST 1999
On Mon, 1 Nov 1999, Chris Kozlowski wrote:
> Question regarding UltraSparc CPUs (Ultra 5 & 10) -- is it possible
> to remove the actual UltraSparc from the CPU board and replace it
> with a different one, of a different speed, or is there something
> inherent to the speed of the CPU on the CPU board? Are there
> torque specs on the screws holding down the CPU?
The UltraSparc CPU is soldered to a small "module board", much as the
SuperSparc CPU's were to MBus modules. This module board (collectively
known as an Ultra IIi module) attaches to the motherboard with two long
There is nothing to stop you exchanging CPU modules, except that some
older Ultra 5/10's may require firmware updates. Fortunately since the
boot PROM on these is flashable this isn't too hard.
The Ultra IIi module is also used by the SparcEngine AXi.
There are no actual screws that hold the module in place, rather they hold
retainer bars against the module to prevent it from shifting. Seat the
module well and you will have no problems.
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