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SubjectRe: GA-7DX+ crashes
On wed, 14 Aug 2002 10:08:50 -0700 (PDT), Alex Davis wrote:
>>We have no information on
>>workarounds (or if they are needed) for the AMD/VIA combo other than the
>>fact that the APIC cannot be used on them according to AMD docs.
>Really?? I have an Epox 8k7a (AMD761 North / VIA South) that I've been using for
>over a year now with APIC configured. In fact I'm sure I remember (haven't checked
>recently) one of the boot messages being 'found and enabled local APIC'. Am I
>missing something??

Alan was a bit careless in his wording. He most likely meant the
IO-APIC, which is broken in some/all(?) AMD north / VIA south combos.
AMD has an errata sheet on this issue.

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