[rescue] SPARCstation 2

Joshua D. Boyd rescue at sunhelp.org
Tue Jun 19 20:21:40 CDT 2001

A SS2 is worth upgrading.  However, considering the plunging prices in the
Sun market, for $200 you shouldn't have too much trouble finding a
significantly faster SS4, SS5, or SS10.

For instance:

At the time I post this, the auction closes in about 30 minutes, and the
bid is less than $100.  Probably a faster CPU module and another 64megs of
RAM could be gotten for under $100, keeping the total under $200.  

I like SS2s, but unless you are dedicated to them, $200 on top of what
you've already sunk in is probably a bad idea.

Joshua Boyd

On Mon, 18 Jun 2001, Zach Malone wrote:

> Hello,
>     I recently got a SPARCstation 2, as I mentioned a short while back, and was wondering whether it is worth the 200$ to fully upgrade this thing.  I was thinking of bumping it up to the full 64mb of RAM plus the 64mb daughter card, and a PowerUP processor upgrade.  Would such a machine be powerful enough to run as a OpenBSD workstation (console, no windowing system)?  I realize that in all likelyhood that 200$ would be better spent on a 586 machine, but I would like to replace my current Athlon with something a little more reliable (and quite) then x86 hardware.
>     Zach Malone

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