Started by cuby, May 27, 2022, 01:48:05 PM
Quote from: paolo.bertolo on October 01, 2022, 02:10:57 AMI confirm, those machines are really picky and they only work with specific HP ram modules (to be upgrades in pairs). My 712/60 had bare 16+16 Mb and worked just fine with NeXTSTEP 3.3. Recently, though, I have been lucky enough to source a 64+64 Mb upgrade, but they are extremely hard to find.
QuoteSimilarly, the HP bios is super picky when it comes to recognizing a SCSI CD ROM drive. I have a contemporary unit from HP which works, but none of the other SCSI CD ROM drives that I have is recognized.If this can help, inside the nice HP casing, there's a relatively common Toshiba XM 5701B.
QuoteOther than these typical niceties from the times of über proprietary hardware, the HP 712 even in the base 60 MHz version works so much faster than any black hardware, that you understand why the "next NeXT thing" before they pulled plug on the hardware was supposed to be based on RISC architecture (not PA-RISC, though).
Quote from: Rob Blessin Black Hole on October 01, 2022, 06:50:45 PMHello NeXT Community: I struck HP Pa-risc gold with this link https://parisc.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Technical_Documentation all the factory docs!