[rescue] Fast SGI machines + RS/6000s.

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Sat Sep 13 03:35:16 CDT 2003

On Sat, 13 Sep 2003 roosmcd at dds.nl wrote:

>  I finally have a SGI machine with a decent clockspeed :). Yesterday I
> picked up three barebone SGI 320 machines, so technically until I find
> some processors this isn't entirely true, but of course I'm going for
> dual 1GHz PIII or 1.4GHz Celeron. Does anybody have parts for these
> machines or know a good place to get them? I've been able to find the
> special memory at $150 per 512Mb which isn't that bad; Hitechcafe
> supposedly also had some deals, but is shut down now. The things I'm
> looking for a processors (6x, PIII, 100MHz FSB), VRM (3x), memory (3-
> 6x) and drive rails.


>  A day earlier a 43p-140 with 332MHz processor arrived mysteriously at
> my door, now that is a nice machine :). There is a gxt800p inside, which
> can be optionally fitted with texture memory, which I don't have :(.
> Does anyone know how expensive this stuff is? Same category as Octane
> trams? I didn't see any on eBay, so I fear texture memory will be too
> expensive...

You'd probably better off trying to find a GXT2000P or GXT3000P.  Anything
higher (GXT4000P to GXT6500P) is still very expensive.

> ps. Those of you still looking for RS/6000 thinkpads (everyone?), take a
> look at eBay NOW. When I looked yesterday, there were 4 of these
> machines for sale, including a Thinkpad 850 and 860.

These machines aren't as nice as you would think.  You'd be better off
with a later-model Apple laptop and one of the free OSes.

Peace...  Sridhar

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