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OpenVMS VAX misidentifies my VAX system?

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The Question is:

I have a vax 4000-108 (ka57 cpu)When I look at
the system when running VMS the display indicates the system has a KA53 cpu
for a
4000-105 how can this be. I am also logging
cache erros.

The Answer is :

  What does the system console think the system is?  (Many VAX systems
  quite deliberately and explicitly emulate earlier VAX systems, and are
  first correctly recognized on rather later OpenVMS VAX releases.  This
  emulation avoids a requirement to update OpenVMS VAX to recognize the
  VAX platform, and avoids restricting the VAX system to running only
  with more recent OpenVMS VAX releases.)
  Reports of cache errors tend to point to a CPU or memory problem.
  Please contact your hardware service organization for assistance.

answer written or last revised on ( 9-DEC-1999 )

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