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    Yes the 690's take 2 people to lift out of the box (or at least one Governator). They are built tough too. Big honking metal and little plastic.

    RE: Power; Yes Jeremy you are right about the power issue. I forgot to point out the power wires coming off of the riser boards. They need one connection per riser (there are 2 in the picture).

    I did a quick search on Google and found a couple of different memory riser cards. Apple (for the MAC Pro), Dell, HP, IBM, all sell riser cards for some of the systems they produce. I would surmise that all of them are different but would need to verify that by testing them.

    On a different note, I am getting ready to put together a couple different clusters. One for a web server, one for a visualization cluster (2+ graphics nodes with one master controlling the output of each node). If there is enough interest I will post the step by step procedure with screen shots of the install. (at least for one of them, then annotate the differences in the two) I will be using the Rocks Clusters software.

    http://www.rocksclusters.org

    This software is based on CentOS which is based on redhat (not sure of the version), but you can actually use ANY distro you want.
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    not to keep this thread hijacked longer than possibile but i've also heard the idea of connecting you harddrive to a ram slot, any truth to that? i wouldn't think so beucase it would be to slow to access, but not to sure.
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    Spawn, I've heard it the other way around. A card that you can fill with ram, and plug into an IDE connector. Actually, isnt that pretty much a solid state drive?

    Hmm.. now I want to look into that.. I have about 8gb of old ram here.. maybe I could make use of it!

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    Wouldn't it be unable to go over the max amount of RAM the board supports? Cool idea, but my cheapo board only takes 2gb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukifer122 View Post
    Spawn, I've heard it the other way around. A card that you can fill with ram, and plug into an IDE connector. Actually, isnt that pretty much a solid state drive?

    Hmm.. now I want to look into that.. I have about 8gb of old ram here.. maybe I could make use of it!
    Here's a link to your 'RAM ssd thing'. I tried to find it on NewEgg, but it appears they don't carry it anymore...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MintyMadness View Post
    my server boad can only handle 4.. Could I ue those for that tyan board I got Terry? (the ram expansions..)

    Remember my ram slots are all angled...

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    Prolly not. Not necessarily because of the angles slots, but because I do not see one that supports that board. They used to make pci ram cards for some systems. butI have not seen them in a while. Besides, unless you run a 64 bit version of windows, nothing over 4gb will be seen or used.
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    Airbozo, I read that, on the Mac Pro, they use special RAM that has 'little processors' built in; hence why they have big heatsinks. How does that work?

    One more thing: don't the HDDs on the Mac Pro get hot in their enclosed sleds?

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