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Compatible monitor for Octane 2 V6
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q***@free.fr
2007-03-20 22:46:11 UTC
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Hello,
i'd like to know if i can connect an GDM17E21 Monitor to my Octane2 V6
graphics ?
Is it possible to connect other crt monitors (not sgi) like Viewsonic
g90f or where
can i find a compatible list for this question.
Many thanks to everybody for your help and services.
Greg.
Atro Tossavainen
2007-03-21 08:05:45 UTC
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Post by q***@free.fr
Is it possible to connect other crt monitors (not sgi)
All you need is the right cable, really.
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Stafford Goodsell
2007-04-15 06:19:05 UTC
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Ive heard you also need to worry about sync-on-green, which most modern
crts do, but its good to check. (This goes along with the correct cable
advice of course too - the far more easily available and cheaper sun
13w3 cables aren't wired correctly for this even though they look the same)

Heres someones whos hacked theirs:
http://phaq.phunsites.net/2006/08/25/useing-a-sun-13w3-vga-adaptor-on-a-sgi-indy/
although, id recommend re-soldering properly instead of breaking off
pins, but hey... whatever floats your boat.

Its possible that newer gfx options like V6 can handle this without any
special attention. I wouldn't know though.
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Post by q***@free.fr
Is it possible to connect other crt monitors (not sgi)
All you need is the right cable, really.
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Barutan Seijin
2007-03-21 08:35:56 UTC
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Hello, i'd like to know if i can connect an GDM17E21 Monitor to my
Octane2 V6 graphics ? Is it possible to connect other crt monitors
(not sgi) like Viewsonic g90f or where can i find a compatible list
for this question. Many thanks to everybody for your help and
services.
Yes, you can certainly connect it. However, see

http://www.sgi.com/products/remarketed/octane2/display_resolutions.html

The upshot is that you will only get 1024x768 out of the V6-GDM17E21
combination at decent refresh rates. Don't even think about that
horrid ***@60Hz mode mentioned in footnote 2.
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q***@free.fr
2007-03-21 09:38:51 UTC
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Thanks to everybody for your answers.
Very nice to you.
Greg
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