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HP Visualize X-Class (A1280) Expects 2 CPUs

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Anonymous
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June 4, 2005 11:13:59 AM

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Hi folks,

I need some help with a few HP X-class Visualize workstations. The
configuration is a single CPU slot 1 733Mhz plus VRM in position 2,
two pieces of 256MB reg ecc SDRAM (PC-133) in 1A/1B, matrox millenium
PCI video card.

When powering up the workstation, the bios complains it expects 2
1000MHz CPUs. Running the DIAG routine lists CPU 1 fails, CPU 2 passes
and the ram passes. Tried clearing the BIOS switch and removed the
battery but still it fails the first CPU.

I couldn't find anything about setting the number of CPUs in HP's pdf
guides.

Would appreciate any suggestions people have.


Thanks,
Art

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Anonymous
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June 5, 2005 9:13:58 PM

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I think I have the solution. In the User Guide on page 118, it shows a
processor terminator card in the unused slot. See attached photo. The
table of LCD error messages also references a missing terminator when
it says socket error.

Art
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On Sat, 04 Jun 2005 07:13:59 -0400, GWN <atw58@rogers.com> wrote:

>Hi folks,
>
>I need some help with a few HP X-class Visualize workstations. The
>configuration is a single CPU slot 1 733Mhz plus VRM in position 2,
>two pieces of 256MB reg ecc SDRAM (PC-133) in 1A/1B, matrox millenium
>PCI video card.
>
>When powering up the workstation, the bios complains it expects 2
>1000MHz CPUs. Running the DIAG routine lists CPU 1 fails, CPU 2 passes
>and the ram passes. Tried clearing the BIOS switch and removed the
>battery but still it fails the first CPU.
>
>I couldn't find anything about setting the number of CPUs in HP's pdf
>guides.
>
>Would appreciate any suggestions people have.
>
>
>Thanks,
> Art
Anonymous
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June 6, 2005 2:48:10 AM

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On the seventh day, GWN wrote...

> Would appreciate any suggestions people have.

stumbled on that issue a few hours ago. it seems the BIOS has
multiprocessing switch so have a look there.

HTH

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Anonymous
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June 7, 2005 11:21:19 PM

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Strange, the monitor stays black and no video appears. Should the BIOS
come up even with the CPU error?

Thanks,
Art

On Sun, 5 Jun 2005 22:48:10 +0200, Christian Dürrhauer
<cduerr@geog.fu-berlin.de> wrote:

>On the seventh day, GWN wrote...
>
>> Would appreciate any suggestions people have.
>
>stumbled on that issue a few hours ago. it seems the BIOS has
>multiprocessing switch so have a look there.
>
>HTH
Anonymous
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June 11, 2005 8:10:58 PM

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I think I have the real solution. The video does not come on unless an
AGP video card is used. Switching from a PCI card to AGP solved the
problem.

The CPU terminator was not needed.

Thanks,
Art
====
On Sun, 05 Jun 2005 17:13:58 -0400, GWN <atw58@rogers.com> wrote:

>I think I have the solution. In the User Guide on page 118, it shows a
>processor terminator card in the unused slot. See attached photo. The
>table of LCD error messages also references a missing terminator when
>it says socket error.
>
>Art
>=======
>On Sat, 04 Jun 2005 07:13:59 -0400, GWN <atw58@rogers.com> wrote:
>
>>Hi folks,
>>
>>I need some help with a few HP X-class Visualize workstations. The
>>configuration is a single CPU slot 1 733Mhz plus VRM in position 2,
>>two pieces of 256MB reg ecc SDRAM (PC-133) in 1A/1B, matrox millenium
>>PCI video card.
>>
>>When powering up the workstation, the bios complains it expects 2
>>1000MHz CPUs. Running the DIAG routine lists CPU 1 fails, CPU 2 passes
>>and the ram passes. Tried clearing the BIOS switch and removed the
>>battery but still it fails the first CPU.
>>
>>I couldn't find anything about setting the number of CPUs in HP's pdf
>>guides.
>>
>>Would appreciate any suggestions people have.
>>
>>
>>Thanks,
>> Art
Anonymous
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June 23, 2005 6:50:22 PM

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GWN wrote:

> I think I have the real solution. The video does not come on unless an
> AGP video card is used. Switching from a PCI card to AGP solved the
> problem.
>
> The CPU terminator was not needed.

well, it is needed. The machine might work w/o it, but the frontside bus
needs proper termination, otherwise you might experience data corruption
or strange errors...

Benjamin
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