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thanks everybody for the response.

Last: my abit is KT7A series v1.3. Does anybody if it is safe to patch
bios with revision ZT?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Marek Mentel" <mmark@koala.ichpw.zabrze.pl>
To: "Marco Berizzi" <pupilla@hotmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2001 7:38 PM
Subject: Re: Athlon kernel crash (i686 works)


> On Tue, 9 Oct 2001 11:32:24 +0200, Marco Berizzi wrote:
>
> >
> >I also search the mailing list. My mother board is KT7A series v1.3
with
> >bios revision 4T (I also try with 3N, same results). K7 at 1333MHz.
BIOS
> >settings are default (except I have disabled all BIOS/video shadow).
> >After flash I also reset CMOS via hardware jumper.
> >
> >Is there any solution to this (except compiling kernel for 6x86)?
> >
>
> Try ZT bios - it works ok with my ABIT KT7E - with Athlon
> optimised kernels.
> Using 686 optimised kernels is not full solution - user-space
> programs
> compiled with Atlhon optimisation can not only crash but kill
> sytem
> too ( as far as I remember from previous linux-kernel posts. )
>
> Not being kernel developer I must ask you to read archive messages
>
> on this topics - groups.google.com could be helpful .
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> --------------------------------
> Official BIOS release ZT for KT7/KT7-RAID/KT7A/KT7A-RAID/KT7E
>
>
> ftp://ftp.abit.com.tw/pub/bios/kt7
>
> Release information:
>
> 1. Adds three new options to enhance the system compatibility
>
> .Delay transaction
> .PCI master read caching
> .PCI master time-out
>
> Set above options to Disabled/Disabled/0 may help SB Live 5.1
> sound
> issue. If the system experiences low performance after these
> settings,
> enable the "PCI master read caching" please.
> 2. Fixes the issue Athlon 1.3G(100) wrongfully recognized as
> 104x12.5.
> 3. Adds an option "State after power failure".
> 4. Set all four IDE devices to "AUTO".
> 5. Set the default year to 2001.
> 6. BIOS compile date: 05/11/2001
>
>
>
> --------------------------------------------------------
> Marek Mentel mmark@koala.ichpw.zabrze.pl 2:484/3.8
> INSTITUTE FOR CHEMICAL PROCESSING OF COAL , Zabrze , POLAND
> NOTE: my opinions are strictly my own and not those of my employer
>
>
>
>
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