[rescue] Advice on Octanes

Joshua Snyder josh at imagestream.com
Sun Oct 5 02:50:09 CDT 2003

On Mon, 22 Sep 2003, Shawn Wallbridge wrote:
> You need a specific motherboard to be able to take certain processors.
> This page....
> http://www.btinternet.com/~mfinbow/sgi/octane/upgrading.html
> covers everything.
> The 030-1467 mainboard (the newer one that takes everything) is fairly
> hard to come by, Kurt and I have been looking for them for a while. Your
> best bet would be to try to find a R12k 270MHz processor machine, that is
> one sure way to get a 1467 (that's what I did). tecomputers had one on
> eBay not long ago (I bought it now for $399).

Well I got my new (to me) Octane.  And after looking at the page I do have
a question.  The page lists says IP30 under the CPU section but it doesn't
seem to have a section on the mainboard.  Here is the hinv from my

hinv -m
            PM10 Board: barcode DZK047 part 030-0888-004 rev J
            IP30 Board: barcode EDP711 part 030-1467-001 rev D
             FP1 Board: barcode FSX613 part 030-0891-003 rev G
    PWR.SPPLY.S2 Board: barcode AAC7470930 part 060-0038-001 rev C
            GM10 Board: barcode GBN525 part 030-0938-003 rev Z
1 195 MHZ IP30 Processor
CPU: MIPS R10000 Processor Chip Revision: 2.7
FPU: MIPS R10010 Floating Point Chip Revision: 0.0
Main memory size: 512 Mbytes
Xbow ASIC: Revision 1.2
Instruction cache size: 32 Kbytes
Data cache size: 32 Kbytes
Secondary unified instruction/data cache size: 1 Mbyte
IntegralSCSI controller 0: Version QL1040B (rev. 2), single ended
  Disk drive: unit 1 on SCSI controller 0
Integral SCSI controller 1: Version QL1040B (rev. 2), single ended
IOC3 serial port: tty1
IOC3 serial port: tty2
IOC3 parallel port: plp1
Graphics board: SI with texture option
Integral Fast Ethernet: ef0, version 1, pci 2 Iris Audio Processor:
version RAD revision 12.0, number 1

So did I luckout and get the good mainboard?  I am not sure because
the page seems to talk about both the Cpu and mainboard as "IP30" but hinv
only has a label of "IP30" for the board and PM10 for what seems to be the
Cpu.  From what I can tell do have an upgraded power supply but not the
current one.


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