View Full Version : Is my Cyberstorm PPC dead?
11-09-2006, 03:55 PM
What's the best way to find out if the PPC side of Cyberstorm is working? I've downloaded a few PPC demos but all I get is a "WarpOS- Power PC Exception" message every single time.. I currently have a cybervisionPPC installed and believe have warpOS 5.1 and the latest version of Warp3D.
It's abit of a kick in teeth if it's broke since I've only had it 24 hrs! Any suggestions appreciated :-?
11-09-2006, 04:01 PM
Run WhichAmiga? program - what Mhz rating does the PPC show as? Random values everytime can indicate a problem.
11-09-2006, 04:21 PM
I ran the program and seems to recognise the processor "PPC 604e 233Mhz (rev 18.3), 66Mhz busclock.
However when I run a second time the system hangs and I need a reboot. Guess the PPC is fried! :-(
11-09-2006, 04:34 PM
Not necessarily- thats a good sign that it originally identified itself correctly.
233mhz CyberstormPPC cards have an infamous low tolerance to heat- have you tried the WarpOS patch:
Change ENVARC:PowerPC/No233Fix to 0 (enables patch)
Change ENVARC:PowerPC/No233Fix to 1 (disables patch)
Of course extra cooling is preferable- the standard 5v fan may need upgrading to a 12v variety.
Also make sure that there is sufficient (+not too much) thermal compound (amigakit.leamancomputing.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=69) between the PPC and heating and the fan is clean and rotating well.
11-10-2006, 12:05 PM
you need blitzkick with the right commands.
Go the GREX page and use the lastest DCE firmware for GREX it works well even if you don't have a grex
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