Subject: Howdy!
To: None <>
From: Collin Baillie <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 04/12/2002 19:14:40
Hey guys,

Some of you make have seen me on the alpha mailing list before. Well, I just
obtained a DECstation 5000/240 with PMAGB-B. Some months ago I bought 10 x
8MB boards for this beast, today I put them in and turned the machine on.

After it finishes all its tests and complains about no rz3/vmunix to boot ;)
I ran a 'test mem' and got this:

?TFL:  3/mem (1: board 8, MBE= 3088925, SBE= 0) [KNO3-AA]
?TFL:  3/mem (2: board 9: too many SBEs: 1048576) [KNO3-AA]
?TFL:  3/ni/ext-lb (3:(xmt [00000006, 00000040] cable)) [KNO3-AA

The guy I got it from advised me to use a toothbrush and some alcohol to
clean the pins if I had any ram issues. But I thought I'd ask first if
anyone knew what these messages might mean. I think the 3rd one is video
related as it ran some video test patterns before it came up.

I'm intending on installing 1.4.2 on my friend's advice. This box is better
than the main server when I first started uni! (it was a 5000/200) Will make
a nice addition next to my VAXstation 3100. And I can use the PMAD-A I have
sitting (unused :( ) in my DEC3000/400.


Collin Baillie