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Dane Van Steenwyk
Frequent Advisor

A6144B 750mhz dip switch settings

Anybody out there know the proc switch setting for an A6144B L3000?? Or know where I can find them?? I am getting a warning at the BCH saying incompatible mix of processors when I try to put A6805A's into my A6144B. The settings I have are 1,4,5,7 on. They are also doing the same thing in my A6797B. Any help would be much appreciated!!
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TorstenT
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Re: A6144B 750mhz dip switch settings

Hi Dane,

I found this document regarding CPU upgrade:

http://docs.hp.com/en/A5191-96022/ch01s02.html

But your config seems to be ok. PDC up to date? (always important) - should be 44.12.
Do all procs have the same part number? What is ISL> IN PR is telling you?
Dane Van Steenwyk
Frequent Advisor

Re: A6144B 750mhz dip switch settings

Hi Torsten, my PDC is 42.19 which is what they say I need. Maybe that is the problem?? When I do an IN PR it shows all procs at 750mhz and ACTIVE but then shows me that warning at the bottom. Are my dipswitches set right?? Do you know where I can get the 44.12 firmware?? All the procs are A6805-04001. Thanks for the quick reply by the way.
Andrew Rutter
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Re: A6144B 750mhz dip switch settings

dane,

firmware availbale here for bootable tape

http://www4.itrc.hp.com/service/patch/patchDetail.do?BC=patch.breadcrumb.main|patch.breadcrumb.search|&patchid=PF_CARIW4412&context=firmware:cpu

or as patch here depending upon os version

http://www4.itrc.hp.com/service/patch/patchDetail.do?BC=patch.breadcrumb.main|patch.breadcrumb.search|&patchid=PHSS_30632&context=firmware:osinit

http://www4.itrc.hp.com/service/patch/patchDetail.do?BC=patch.breadcrumb.main|patch.breadcrumb.search|&patchid=PHSS_30839&context=firmware:osinit

Andy
Andrew Rutter
Honored Contributor

Re: A6144B 750mhz dip switch settings

hi,

just checked my notes on the switches and what you have is correct for the 750mhz processors.
it should be exactly the same for the RP5430 aswell as they share the same system board.

what does the state of the processors say in the gsp?
also are they the same c rev version at pdc?


Andy
Dane Van Steenwyk
Frequent Advisor

Re: A6144B 750mhz dip switch settings

I'm still getting the same errors after updating PDC firmware to 44.12. Any Ideas??
Dane Van Steenwyk
Frequent Advisor

Re: A6144B 750mhz dip switch settings

Hi Andrew,

GSP ss command says 0 & 2 installed and configured.
IN PR says 0 Active 2 Idle
Coprocessor info says both functional
Cache info says 750KB 1.5MB

Is that what you were looking for??
timmy b.
Honored Contributor

Re: A6144B 750mhz dip switch settings

Dane,
Check the part number on the cpus, should be A6805-69001 OR A6805-69002. The difference is the cache size, 1.5mb vs. 2.5mb.

Good Luck - Tim
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Dane Van Steenwyk
Frequent Advisor

Re: A6144B 750mhz dip switch settings

My procs are A6805-04001 is that going to be a problem?
timmy b.
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Re: A6144B 750mhz dip switch settings

Dane, I'm fighting a migrane, so pardon me for not expanding on my last post. I know you stated that the cpus are A6805-04001, you probably got that from the GSP. Open the box and look at the little labels on the cpus, make sure they match.

If so, you may wish to remove one cpu at a time and try booting it to single user, just to verify that they will in fact boot. Try swapping the positioning, take the cpu from slot two and put it in zero, and vice-versa.

Could you cut and paste the message that you are getting, please?

Tim
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timmy b.
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Re: A6144B 750mhz dip switch settings

The A6805-04001 are for the L3000. HP has different part numbers related to new products versus "replacement" parts. I'm more interested in the cpus matching, exactly, what is printed on them.

I have not seen an L do what yours is doing, and am very interested in the outcome.

Tim
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timmy b.
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Re: A6144B 750mhz dip switch settings

By the way, FYI, when I look up the part number you gave, here is what I get:

Part Number Description
A6805-04001 rp54xx 750MHz CPU SEE A6805-69001
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Dane Van Steenwyk
Frequent Advisor

Re: A6144B 750mhz dip switch settings

Hey Timmy,

It looks like I have procs with different Cversions. The ones with Cversion 2.3 are working and the ones with Cversion 2.2 are give me the incompatible mix error. What is this Cversion?? Is that the processor firmware?? Let me know if you get the error message.
Dane Van Steenwyk
Frequent Advisor

Re: A6144B 750mhz dip switch settings

I forgot to add that the part #'s I gave you were straight off the caps on the procs.
timmy b.
Honored Contributor

Re: A6144B 750mhz dip switch settings

Ok, I got the boot messages you posted.

First, the Cversion is only a minor revision change within the cpu itself and is NOT a issue in your case.

Please do an IN PR command, that's Information Processor. Post the results.

Was this box previously running different speed cpus? If so, you probably have an incorrect model string.
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Dane Van Steenwyk
Frequent Advisor

Re: A6144B 750mhz dip switch settings

Here's my IN PR results.
The box did have 550's in it when it arrived. I also checked PN in the Service Menu and comes up as A6144B. The only thing that is wierd is that when I put the Cversion 2.3 one in by itself it works and no error messages. But the minute I put in the Cversion 2.2 it gives me that error. Thanks for your help by the way.
Dane Van Steenwyk
Frequent Advisor

Re: A6144B 750mhz dip switch settings

Another thing to keep in mind is that I tried these same procs in an A6797B and same error is showing up. I'm so confused. Been messing with this for 2 days now.
Dane Van Steenwyk
Frequent Advisor

Re: A6144B 750mhz dip switch settings

Hey Timmy,
Just to let ya know I just put some A6152A's(875mhz) in the A6144B and it works fine. Obviously I switched the dip switch settings but other than that changed nothing and it worked! Must not be the model/string then right??
timmy b.
Honored Contributor

Re: A6144B 750mhz dip switch settings

Sorry for the delay, I had to get some sleep.

Ok, not the model string. I see by the IN PR that the model string is already set to -7X, which is the 750mhz cpu.

So, The problem is centered around at least one the v2.2 procs, and it looks like you have at least two of them by the last attachment, plus an indeterminate number of v2.3 cpus.

It's possible that you have one bad v2.2, but not having been there while you were moving them around, I can't be certain of that. Does the problem occur when you have only v2.2 cpus installed, or only if you mix v2.2 and v2.3?

Try booting with only a pair of the v2.2 installed, no v2.3. What happens?

Do you have more than one v2.3? If so, try booting with just a pair of them, this should not be a problem since you've already used 550s and 875s. But then add ONE of the v2.2s. If this setup fails, remove the v2.2 and try the other. I'm hoping that you find one bad v2.2. Let me know what happens.
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Dane Van Steenwyk
Frequent Advisor

Re: A6144B 750mhz dip switch settings

I have Qty.13 V2.2's and Qty.1 V2.3. I try the V2.3 alone and it works. I also tried the V2.2's one by one and all 13 give me the same error. It has to be a problem with the Cversion. Maybe the procs were for an N-class and someone swithced the caps. Do you know if there is a way to update the Cversion??
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: A6144B 750mhz dip switch settings

Hi Dane,

I would suggest to bring the firmware to a current version first. You can find the files in Andrew's posting. We'll see what happens after that.

BTW, you can't update that Crevision, it's the hardware layout of the chip itself.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Dane Van Steenwyk
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Re: A6144B 750mhz dip switch settings

Hi Torsten,
I upgraded my PDC firmware to 44.12 which should be the latest version right? Or are you talking about the firmware on the procs thereself? Thanks for the help.
Torsten.
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Re: A6144B 750mhz dip switch settings

Sorry Dane, I missed that one line, assuming you are still on 42.19. The PDC gives all the hardware it's firmware, so there is no additional firmware to upgrade on the chips.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Dane Van Steenwyk
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Re: A6144B 750mhz dip switch settings

Hi Torsten,
Do you have any idea why the Cversion 2.2's are not working and the 2.3's are? Should the 2.2's work on this system? Do you know the differences between Cversions 2.2 & 2.3? Any more help would be much appreciated!!
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: A6144B 750mhz dip switch settings

Hi Dane,

my suggestion is to open a call at your hp response centre. Let them investigate this problem. This is a faster way to solve your problem.

Please keep us posted and good luck!

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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