[rescue] Q: Preparing for SS/20 build tonight...

Kevin kevin at mpcf.com
Fri Feb 6 10:26:43 CST 2004

I've got a dual SM81 SS20 that used to be a dual SM71.  I didn't
notice that much of a heat difference, but then again the SM71s
were only in there for a month or so.

My SS20 has dual SM81's and one 10K RPM drive (and the little HD
cooling fan.)  So far i ahve had no issues with it.


On Fri, 6 Feb 2004 11:07:13 -0500
Joshua Boyd <jdboyd at jdboyd.net> wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 06, 2004 at 08:06:27AM -0800, Lionel Peterson
> wrote:
> > FYI - I plan on stuffing 2x SM81 CPUs I just got off eBay, as
> > well as 2x 8 Meg VSIMMs (and the video adapter card), an
> > internal  CD-ROM, and as much RAM as I can stuff in it (6x 64
> > Meg DIMMs) to see how fast this"nearly maxed" SS/20 is. 8^)
> > What I'll do with it once it is "done," I have no idea...
> You should find the dual CPU modules and go for a quad
> processor machine.
> Wasn't there a company that made dual 125s?  That would really
> scream.
> I have a SS20 like yours, except headless and with SM71s, and
> it is nice and fast.  I've heard reports that SM81s are much
> worse heat wise, and this machine is already hot to the touch,
> so I don't expect I'll ever try to find SM81s, not that I would
> ever turn some away that came my way.  I love Sparcs.

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