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    SubjectK7/Athlon optimizations again. (The sacrifices worked??) (VIA KT133A chipset)
    Thanks to Charles Cazabon, I now have a new theory.
    to quote, I'm the one he quoted here:

    ----Begin Quote---
    > And I CAN nail it down to a particular chipset. It only occurs on VIA
    > KT133A chipsets so far, unfortunitely it doesn't occur 100% of the time
    > on that chipset.

    I'd be curious if it's an issue with only one brand or release of BIOS
    ----End Quote----

    And thus begins a new round, I started by slapping myself.

    I've seen two instances so far of someone mentioning that one BIOS
    release caused problems while another did not. One was mentioned on the
    list, one was part of the reports sent to me. I completely passed over
    this information and I have no idea why.

    Everyone having problems, here's what you could try:
    Upgrade to the latest BIOS version for your board.
    If you are at the latest BIOS version, go back a version or two.

    For those NOT having problems, and who would like to help test/live
    dangerously, could you also try the previously mentioned upgrades or

    And be sure to have a non-K7 optimized kernel installed as a backup
    incase you forget to make TWO diskettes for upgrading your BIOS and it's
    your only system :)

    This problem doesn't even affect me, I'm not a developer, and any system
    I buy in the future will be long after the KT133A is "outdated", I don't
    know why I'm hammering at this so much.
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