Subject: Re: PC 164 Question
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: hg/jb <email@example.com>
Date: 11/12/2000 16:54:08
> Hello all,
> I have a PC164/500 mhz 21164 board in a machine that won't do anything
> whatsoever. No beep codes, no terminal to the serial, etc. Being new to
> Alpha's, I'm at a loss. The memory gets warm to touch as does the cpu. The
> cpu fan runs and the led on the 2940 card lights but thats it. Are the
> cpu's prone to failure or should I suspect the board? I have ruled out the
> power supply by subsitution. Any comments would be appreciated.
> Thanks in advance
> B. Thompson
> Wyoming Internet Resources
I have one doing the same thing.
I took out the memory, and got the beeps, put in some 32bit mem, got the
beeps so something is happening.
I have not put in a supported - to my knowledge - vidio card but
my screen does click like something is happening. I am planning on
using an S3 video card to see what I get BUT so far, no console on the
serial lines either....Hmmmm.
Maybe this will stimulate something, I am adding the port-alpha folks
to the distro to see if this jogs a few hints.
Good luck with yours B. Thompson.