[rescue] Wanted: Graphics card and drive sled for RS/6000 7046-B50

Jonathan Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Wed Mar 31 23:12:17 CDT 2010

On Wed, 31 Mar 2010, Andrew Warkentin wrote:

> Would a GXT2000P work? There's some on eBay for relatively cheap. It
> works in the 43P-150, and it only takes up one slot, so I don't see any
> reason why it wouldn't work in the 7046-B50 (unless there would be
> problems with cooling, but I don't think that would be very likely).

The only reason it wouldn't work would be if the firmware did a handshake
in such a way that prevent it from being bound as the console.  Like I
said, I threw all sorts of different graphics adapters in my 150 that
weren't in the handbook.  Chances are good that it'll work just fine, but
that IBM would not offer support on such a configuration (you don't care).

Jonathan Patschke  ) "Oh, judge, your damn laws: the good people don't
Elgin, TX         (   need them, and the bad people don't follow them,
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