Tyan Tiger & non-MP Athlons

Velocet math at velocet.ca
Tue Mar 5 13:57:39 PST 2002

On Tue, Mar 05, 2002 at 02:23:57PM -0600, W Bauske's all...
> > > Were the MP's the same clock rate as the XP's you had previously or did you
> > > downgrade to a slower clock? Slowing down the chips makes the problem go
> > > away on k7s5a's. That was the first test we did.
> > 
> > K7S5As however are single CPU boards - and are designed to run any AMD socket
> > A chips. The tyan 246x boards are SMP athlons and thus technically only for
> > MP chips. Running XPs or TBirds in them is, as mentioned, 'unsupported'
> > by AMD.
> > 
> Just pointing out I have problems running XP's on even single
> cpu mobo's. It's hasn't been just a S2460 problem. 

ah - was concentrating on the dual tbird problems. We're having problems with
a slew of servers for a data centre hosting contract we have - using XP1900+s
in DFI AK76-SN boards.

We had to upgrade the bios before they'd remain stable running any of the
cpuburn package's utils (burnMMX, burnK7) or the stuff from sysutils (memtest)
[these are debian & freebsd packages, probably similar for redhat]. Once
the upgrade was done, no problems however.

So it seems that the thing to do here is upgrade bios for XPs and not
upgrade for Tbirds :)


> Wes
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