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SubjectRe: Loading Pentium III microcode under Linux - catch 22!
Chris Rankin wrote:
>
> --- Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> wrote:
> > As far as I am aware none of the microcode updates
> > even apply to 933Mhz era PIII, just the ones the
> > BIOS ships with by default nowdays. Also the kind of
> > stuff the errata fix are obscure ultra-weird corner
> > cases people just don't hit.
>
> Lucky me, eh?
>
> My CPUs *do* take microcode, and they are 933 MHz...
> ;-). I upgraded from a pair of 733 MHz CPUs bought in

Some random ideas:
- reinstall the slower, stable CPUs and burn the BIOS
If you are a linux hacker then you kept these
"just in case".. or else
- get a loaner CPU and use it to burn the BIOS
If you are a linux hacker then you have no
life and no friends to get a loaner from but
you do have a roomfull of computer parts...
otherwise
- install only one CPU, it may be more stable
- run your CPU slower than spec, it may be more stable
most microcode bugs are not timining sensitive
but it is worth a try

Good luck.

--
Eyal Lebedinsky (eyal@eyal.emu.id.au) <http://samba.org/eyal/>
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