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Re: [vox-tech] Athlon (was Hardware Question)
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Re: [vox-tech] Athlon (was Hardware Question)



My guess is the powersupply isn't up to the task.

On Thu, Mar 28, 2002 at 08:05:30AM -0800, Stephen M. Helms wrote:
> Since everyone is mentioning performance with Athlon's this brings up a 
> question I had.  This past weekend I purchased two Athlon XP 1700 an ECS 
> K75SA motherboard (with 256MB DDR2100 Kingston memory), and an ECS K7SEM 
> motherboard (with 256MB + 128 MB PC133 SDRAM).
> 
> I put the motherboards into existing cases as replacement motherboards. 
>  When the system boots (both systems) the BIOS defaults to recognizing 
> the cpu as an Athlon 1100MHZ.  I changed the BIOS setting for the bus 
> from 100MHZ/100MHZ (memory bus/processor bus) to 133MHZ/133MHZ.  The 
> BIOS then shows correctly on boot as an Athlon XP 1700 (running at 1467MHZ).
> 
> The problem is when it is set to 1100MHZ everything boots up fine.  When 
> I boot to what should be the correct setting of 1467MHZ the system does 
> not run properly with programs crashing and blue screens.  OK so right 
> now both system are running Windows 98 (One is for my father in-law and 
> one is for my wife).
> 
> Any advice would be appreciated.
> 
> Thanks,
> Stephen
> 
> P.S.  The K75SA system is using a 8.4 GB hard drive and the K7SEM is 
> using a 3.2 GB hard drive, so I am not sure if it is possibly a hard 
> drive timing issue or not, since they are only umda33.
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Bill Broadley
Mathematics/Institute of Theoretical Dynamics
UC Davis
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