[rescue] SGI Octane processor module compatibility questions...

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Thu May 22 11:17:27 CDT 2008

On May 22, 2008, at 11:07 AM, Mr Ian Primus wrote:

> I recently cleaned the fuzz out of my dormant Octane
> system, and booted it up for the first time in a year.
> Aside from the fact that I stupidly forgot the root
> password, it works just as well as it did when I was
> last using it. It's configured with a 300mhz processor
> and 1.5gb of RAM. I would really like to upgrade the
> processor in this beastie, but I figured I'd ping the
> list and check to be sure that the motherboard can
> handle the faster (or dual) processor modules. I seem
> to remember that there were different revisions of the
> logic board... I know that there were different power
> supplies - I have the larger Cherokee power supply.
> Andy ideas? Likewise, does anyone have a faster
> processor module sitting around, collecting dust?
> <grin>

You can go to 400mhz with no problem.

Past that, you are moving from R12000s to R14000s.  They may require  
the 1467 motherboard. That motherboard may be cheap.  At least it was  
the last I looked.  I don't know about now.

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