[rescue] SGI Indigo 2: Subtle Differences
Curtis H. Wilbar Jr.
rescue at hawkmountain.net
Tue Oct 14 17:17:55 CDT 2003
Having had a stack of Teal Indigo 2 boxes... there are two different
"chimes"... some of the Teal have newer ROMs (I think the units
generally with 250MHZ processors) and have a chime like the Purple
Indigo 2 boxes....
However, they are definately different.... if the two sound the same but
one sounds cheasier... maybe the Audio sub card is on it's way out on
the "cheesier" unit. If you find that to be the case, contact me as I
have some tested good audio sub cards.
On Tue, 2003-10-14 at 13:46, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> We just rescued another SGI Indigo 2, and it seems to be subtly different
> from the one we already had.
> Looking at hinv on both machines shows up no differences in the basic
> hardware. Both are ...
> MIPS 4400 rev 6.0
> 200 MHz
> Audio A2
> SCSI rev D
> The have differeing amounts of RAM (old = 144, new = 128) and different
> drive situations, but the main hardware seems to be the same.
> Yet, there is a difference. The old machine, when started, plays a nice
> arpeggio. It's clearly MIDI, and, while better than nothing, it's a bit
> cheesy-sounding. The new one plays the same notes, but sounds like an
> actual piano. What gives? Is this a setting, or is it indicative of some
> actual difference in the machines?
> Sheldon T. Hall
> shel at cmhc.com
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