They are running at reduced speed unless the temp is over ~90. I can
answer most common questions about them.
On Fri, 28 Jun 2002, Marco C. Mason wrote:
> Hello, OSS @ SGI gang--
> I need a little help, please! As a result of a company closing, I've
> received a pair of SGI Origin 200 servers. Unfortunately, since the
> support contract on them has expired, I can't seem to use any of the
> support services at www.sgi.com.
> I'm just a home experimenter who wants to run the things 'til they die.
> I'm very pleased with the performance, software, etc., and I'm very
> familiar with them (as I worked on them 8 hrs / day for a year and a
> half until the office closed).
> The only difficulty is that these things are LOUD! I'd like to find out
> if there are any temperature monitors inside the thing, and if I can run
> the fans at a reduced speed, or remove some of the fans to make them
> reasonable in a home environment. They don't do a lot (as I just do
> some CPU-intensive stuff on them every once in a while, and very little
> Thus, I'd like to find a contact for simple (but technical) hardware
> questions like these on the Origin 200. If you guys could send me a
> friendly contact or two, I'd be very grateful.
> (I'm also interested in making the thing dual-boot Irix & Linux, if the
> Linux port is close to operating... I've also got a pair of Indys that
> I'm planning on sacrificing to the Linux gods...)
> Thanks in advance--