SGI 320 memory was Re: [rescue] Big VME Crates
tponsford at theriver.com
Mon May 3 15:42:18 CDT 2004
Well, as I thought, the VME crates went for about $2-$5 dollars. Having no
room, I had to let them go.
I did pick up an interesting item though, a SGI 320 visual workstation for
about $35.00. Normally I usually don't go for peecee stuff, but the case was
"sooo puurtee". I couldn't resist. Dual PII 500's a 47 GB ATA disk and 512 MB
of memory. it even had the digital video connector for the 1600 WS flat
screens, which were sold separately for about $200-250 a piece. What was
serendipitous was I had picked up a box o' stuff at the auction a few months
ago that included the SGI 320 software, NT4, etc.
It was during and right after the install that I started getting Hard ECC
memory errors, pointing to a possibly bad memory modules. Unfortunatly these
SGI's use a weird proprietary sdram module installed in lots of SIX!!!. So
unless I can find a single memory stick, I'm stuck looking for a whole 6 stick
512MB set and even on Ebay it's not real cheap.
Would anyone out there have a spare module to sell or trade for??
I might try out linux on it, but I heard the accelerated graphics are not yet
supported. So it's NT for now.
Tom Ponsford wrote:
> The Uof A auction has two BIG VME crates up for auction tommorrow.
> One is a big sparcserver 390 which is upgradable to the sparc 690 (smp)
> and the other is a big ol' sun 3/280
> in a Large 7' rack. The sun 3/280 will go for more just for the rack,
> but I expect the 390 will go for $2.50-$5.00, unfortunatly for the
> I can probably get the 3/280 for nada if someone buys it for the rack.
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