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SubjectRe: test11-pre5, Athlon, and Machine Check Architecture
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By author: (Rogier Wolff)
In newsgroup:
> H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> > crash; I don't expect anyone to actually see an #MF exception in real
> > life. I'm trying to get confirmation from AMD that the code should
> > be correct even for Athlon.
> Peter,
> Would it be an idea to invite people to lower the voltage on their
> CPUs a bit, to try and trigger #MF's?
> (I started thinking about slowly overclocking the CPUs, to try and
> trigger them, but that's not neccesary. At lower voltages, you'll also
> get errors, but shouldn't risk smoking your CPU.... )

If they wouldn't mind, I certainly would appreciate it... but on the
other hand, once you have gotten an #MF you have no guarantee of
proper operation anyway... after all, the code itself could be

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