Re: [off-topic] BP6/HPT-366 problems? [Was: Dual athlon support?]

From: Richard Torkar (
Date: Thu Aug 03 2000 - 08:05:25 EST

On Thu, 3 Aug 2000, Gregory Maxwell wrote:

> On Thu, 3 Aug 2000, Aleksandr Koltsoff wrote:
> > > BP6 is great as long as you forget about the broken onboard HPT366...
> >
> > Ha, and I was wondering if I was the only one with the problems with
> > this setup.
> >
> > So, what are the problems with the BP6 if anyone would care to explain?
> > Or rather, is there any way of increasing the stability of the setup?
> Open case, remove BP6, chuck through window.
> More usefully, it seems to be reasonably stable if you:
> 1. Don't use X
> 2. Don't use an AGP video card
> 3. KEEP IT COOL (i.e. if the room isn't 72F put a fan on the BX)
> 4. Upgrade the bios to the newest revision
> 5. Don't overclock (duh)
> 6. Don't use the HPT66 controler.

I had these problems when I used an older BIOS.
Now I use X (4.0.1), an AGP video card (Matrox G400), the BX chip isn't
cooled, both processors are o/c, and I use the HPT366 controler.

So far not even one crash in over 2 months.
But I get lots of APIC errors in my /var/log/messages as usual.

For me this was a BIOS error I would say.
Unfortunately I can't restart the box to check which BIOS I currently use,
since it is used all the time :)

For more info regarding the BP6 I'd recommend


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