SGI Octane2 freezing

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SGI Octane2 freezing

Post by workingclasshacker » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:33 am

Hi, I have an Octane2 that I am trying to revive. It powers on fine, but when I start the irix installer, it freezes up at random and becomes unresponsive. Only way to continue is to pull the power and start over.

Any ideas?

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Re: SGI Octane2 freezing

Post by JacquesT » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:55 am

Sounds like bad ram or bad cpu module? Start by testing ram in minimal pairs.
:Octaneb: 1x 400Mhz R12k, 1Gb, V8, 6.5.30
:O2: 300Mhz R5200, 384Mb, 6.5.22m, FPA with :1600SW: [300Mhz R12k project in the works]

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