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SubjectRe: AMD K6 works at 90 MHz but fails at 166 MHz?
Followup to:  <5n0q83$4eu$>
By author: (Matthias Urlichs)
In newsgroup:
> (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.


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