Re: PROBLEM: Random (hard) lockups

From: Kurt Garloff (
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 15:21:33 EST

On Sun, Jul 29, 2001 at 02:34:01PM -0400, James A. Treacy wrote:
> The machine is a 1GHz Athlon (266) on an MSI K7T Turbo with 256M ram,

A 1.2GHz Athlon with the very same motherboard and the same amount of RAM
seems to be stable with 2.4.7 and PPro or K6 optimizations and crashes
during the init procedure if the kernel is optimized for K7.

It seems that the board is sensitive to high memory bandwidth operations.
This may be due to bad electrical design of the board or the chipset or due
to bad chipset settings. (See thread VIA KT133A / athlon / MMX)

It may be a good idea to play with BIOS settings or slow the machine down a


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