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SubjectRe: Re: AMD thunderbird oops


On Wed, 27 Jun 2001 joeja@mindspring.com wrote:

> Well considering the other night the power supply went dead, I think that is part of the problem. It is brand new, and I am being sent another one (free of course).
I would have bet that power supply was erogating elettricity with a
discontinous intensity.
I saw that RAM stability is the first think to be affected (together
with L2 cache stability) in those cases.
>
> I also had my mb loaded at the time (scsi cd-rw, cdrom, internal zip, floppy, 1 hd, Sound card, video, modem, NIC, scsi card) but my last tyan was fine with that load it may be a kt7a thing.
>
> Several people said that random (keyword here) oopses are more often a hardware thing. I wonder if the kt7a is going to be able to perform fully loaded..
>
> is anyone running one fully loaded? 4 ide drives, 2 floppy, (5 pci and 1 isa) or 6pci, agp, 512MEG+ RAM?

yes,

1.300 Mhz

1 agp
4 pci
1 isa (I love my sound blaster 16 on ISA, could not live without)
3 disks
1 floppy
1 zip
1 dvd
5 fans

350 watt power supply.


Luigi

> Joe
>
> Dave Jones <davej@suse.de> wrote:
> > On Tue, 26 Jun 2001, Alan Cox wrote:
> > My current speculation is that the sdram setup on some of these boards can't
> > actually take the full CPU spec caused by these hand tuned routines. There is
> > some evidence to support that as several other boards only work with Athlon
> > optimisation if you set the BIOS options to 'conservative' not 'optimised'
>
> Interesting, and plausable theory. It would be more interesting to see
> register dumps of the memory timing registers on both good and bad
> systems, to see if this is the case.
>
> Unfortunatly afair the register level specs of all the affected chipsets
> are not available.
>
> regards,
>
> Dave.
>
> --
> | Dave Jones. http://www.suse.de/~davej
> | SuSE Labs
>
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