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SubjectRe: What Athlon chipset is most stable in Linux?
I've been pushing my AMD Abit KG7 board to the limits without crashing, 
using a Thunderbird 1.4.
Don't forget that cooling is also an important issue with these

(Mobo is using an AMD 761 AGP Bridge and the rest is from Via ... (don't
recall, not behind pc)


At 16:37 13/11/2001 -0500, Brian wrote:
>We've tried a number of boards for our application servers and the only UP
>AMD DDR board I trust right now is the Gigabyte GA-7DX. They are rock
>Other AMD 761 boards may work, but I've made too many late night trips to
>the colo to stray from what I know works. DDR support seems to be the
>breaking point on most boards.
> -- Brian
>On Tuesday 13 November 2001 04:08 pm, Calin A. Culianu wrote:
> > On Tue, 13 Nov 2001, Martin Eriksson wrote:
> > > I'm hearing rumours about my University wanting to set up a cluster
> > > with AMD 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.
> > >
> > > Btw, do compilators currently optimize for the third floating-point
> > > unit in Athlon XP processors?
> >
> > Well, here's my little anecdote:
> >
> > We bought 33 1.4 GHz AMD Athlons (non-XP) with the slightly deprecated
> > VIA KT266 Chipset (Spacewalker AK31 motherboards.. not exactly the Lexus
> > of the M/B world but oh well)..

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