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SubjectRe: What Athlon chipset is most stable in Linux?
Giles Tyson wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeffrey W. Baker []
> >On Tue, 2001-11-13 at 05:19, Martin Eriksson wrote:
> >> I'm hearing rumours about my University wanting to set up a cluster with
> >> Athlon XP+DDR computers, so I wonder what chipset is most stable under
> >> Linux?
> >>
> >> I assume it's the AMD DDR chipset, but I want to be pretty sure.
> >I have no problems with the 1400MHz Athlon on AMD 760, including DRI
> >using the AGP bridge.
> It's my understanding that among boards with the same chipset, some may work
> while others do not. I have tested an Iwill KK266+Raid, with KT133A, and it
> would not run with athlon optimizations. I also have tried an Epox 8KHA+,
> with KT266A, and it has been perfectly stable so far, for three days.

I have yet to try the latest kernels, but I have an Asus A7V133 (PC133,
not DDR) and a Tyan K7 Thunder (dual). Both are running 1.4GHz Athlons
and both have had problems. In both cases the IDE has been a problem. On
the Tyan, I've had to turn off DMA or it will lock up. I have not messed
with the Asus system yet to see exactly where the problem is.

I'm looking forward to seeing how a newer kernel works (I am running
2.4.9ac10 on my Tyan and a stock Red Hat 7.1 kernel on the Asus until I
upgrade it)

Paul G. Allen
UNIX Admin II/Programmer
Akamai Technologies, Inc.
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