Re: VIA KT133A / athlon / MMX

From: Chris Wedgwood (
Date: Fri Jul 27 2001 - 15:37:24 EST

On Fri, Jul 27, 2001 at 09:19:21PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:

    Its heavily tied to certain motherboards. Some people found a
    better PSU fixed it, others that altering memory settings
    helped. And in many cases, taking it back and buying a different
    vendors board worked.

Does anyone know *why* stuff breaks? surely VIA do as they have a fix
for (some, all?) cases of breakage?

My guess is its some kind of timing or near-miss on a signal edge, and
the bios changes relax things so you don't miss whatever it was you
missed before.

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Tue Jul 31 2001 - 21:00:35 EST