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    Which kernel are you gentlemen using?  I have a Athlon 1.2GHz (not
    overclocked), 512MB PC133, and also an EPoX 8KTA3+, and have had no problems
    whatsoever (using kernel 2.4.2-2).

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "David Hollister" <david@digitalaudioresources.org>
    To: "Jan Niehusmann" <jan@gondor.com>
    Cc: <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
    Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2001 10:07 PM
    Subject: Re: Athlon doesn't like Athlon optimisation?

    > Jan Niehusmann wrote:
    > > I have a computer with a duron 600 which doesn't like current athlon
    > > optimised kernels: It runs fairly well with an old 2.4.0-test7 kernel
    > > (but I had some unexplained crashes during the last months),
    > > but crashes after a few minutes after booting 2.4.9-ac3 or 2.4.7.
    > >
    > > If I don't build the kernels for athlon, but for i386 only, the
    > > system seems to be stable. (Not tested for more than 20 minutes,
    > > but definitely longer than the athlon optimised kernel was able to run)
    > >
    > > Does anybody know these symptoms and has an idea what may be wrong?
    > > Is it likely to be a broken CPU?
    > > The board is an A7V with the infamous via chipset, but I don't think
    > > this looks like the typical via problems, does it?
    > >
    > > Jan
    >
    > This has apparently been a source of frustration for many an Athlon user,
    myself
    > included. I can't even get my system to finish the init process before it
    > oopses and locks up on me.
    >
    > It seems to work somewhat better for some if you set your BIOS to the
    > conservative settings, but that didn't help me. I have an Epox 8KTA3+
    (Via
    > KT133A) w/ a 1.4GHz Athlon and 512MB memory. If you can't get it to work
    that
    > way, just stick with the K6 setting. The point is, your hardware is
    likely fine
    > (fine being relative, I suppose)
    > If there are other tricks, I'm all ears.
    >
    > --
    > David Hollister
    > Driversoft Engineering: http://devicedrivers.com
    > Digital Audio Resources: http://digitalaudioresources.org
    >
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