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SubjectRe: Athlon: Try this (was: Re: Athlon bug stomping #2)
On Sun, Sep 16, 2001 at 01:52:36PM -0300, Roberto Jung Drebes wrote:
> On Sun, 16 Sep 2001, Alan Cox wrote:
> > One way to test this hypthesis maybe to run dmidecode on the machines and
> > see if they report KT133 or KT133A. Its also possible some BIOS code does
> > blindly program bit 7 even tho its reserved and should have been kept
> > unchanged.
>
> I'm not sure if this is the output you are talking about (I see no KT133
> strings on it) but here it goes (this motherboard uses KT133A and
> exhibits the bug):
>
> Handle 0x0001
> DMI type 1, 25 bytes.
> System Information Block
> Vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
> Product: VT8363
> Version:
> Serial Number:

VT8363 is basic KT133. KT133A == VT8363A, at least according
to VT8363A datasheet...

> Handle 0x0002
> DMI type 2, 8 bytes.
> Board Information Block
> Vendor: <http://www.abit.com.tw>
> Product: 8363-686A(KT7,KT7A,KT7A-RAID,KT7E)
> Version:
> Serial Number:

... but there are listed both KT133 and KT133A based motherboards,
so maybe it is intentional?
Best regards,
Petr Vandrovec
vandrove@vc.cvut.cz

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