Personal Iris IRIX issues and other related questions...
julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Sep 18 09:23:47 CDT 2006
Josh Dersch wrote:
> Thanks for the tips. This morning the machine actually booted to the
> IRIX login screen but crashed to a black screen as soon as I tried to do
> anything graphics-intensive, so it looks like your assessments are
> correct, it's definitely a sporadic hardware failure.
Is this a 4D/35? (I've gone and deleted the original email now!)
ISTR that the ones with the better graphics options had a small fan over one
of the chips, and some info on the web suggested that this was prone to
failure. Worth a check.
I'd got the impression that lots of them had the graphics upgraded after
purchase, but they weren't also treated to the better chassis fan that the
factory machines had - resulting in the machine slowly cooking itself :(
Hopefully that's not the case with yours...
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