Subject: Re: PC 164 Question
To: None <>
From: hg/jb <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 11/12/2000 16:54:08
b wrote:
> 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.