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SubjectRe: AMD K6 works at 90 MHz but fails at 166 MHz?
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Followup to:  <5n0q83$4eu$1@work.smurf.noris.de>
By author: smurf@work.smurf.noris.de (Matthias Urlichs)
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> hpa@transmeta.com (H. Peter Anvin) writes:
> >
> > There appear to be a bunch of faulty K6's on the market. Check to see
> > if you can replace the chip.
> >
> There might be faulty. They also might have been 'upgraded' by criminal
> third parties, same way 'upgraded' Intel chips are produced.
>

Except that 166 MHz is the bottom speed grade of the K6, so there is
nothing to "upgrade". Actually most of these problems I have seen
have been reported with 166 MHz rated parts, but I don't know if the
sample I've seen is statistically significant.

-hpa



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