[rescue] help me improve this Sparcstation 4 ...

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Fri Nov 26 19:55:17 CST 2004

> From: patrick at mail.zill.net (Patrick Giagnocavo)
> Date: 2004/11/27 Sat AM 12:51:57 GMT
> To: rescue at sunhelp.org
> Subject: [rescue] help me improve this Sparcstation 4 ...
> I have a Sparcstation 4 happily running Nextstep 3.3 on its 110Mhz,
> 160MB RAM self.
> However, there is apparently a way to upgrade this system so that it
> has sound.  

SS/4 Audio option (it seems to require a cable, be sure to get it) - it is also used in the E450 - I boiught on on Ebay for about $20, IIRC for my E450.
> It seems to have space for the kind of sound ports you see on the back
> of a Sparc5, and weird header inside the case for that as well.
> Also, I am told it can take a VSIMM, and that adding one allows 24bit
> color.  If so, who has an old VSIMM lying around that they will let go
> for cheap?

The VSIMM (http://sunsolve.sun.com/handbook_pub/Devices/Graphics/GRAPH_SS4_1MB_VSIMM.html ) adds support for 1280x1024, not 24 bit color depth.

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