Re: PROBLEM: Random (hard) lockups

From: Harold Oga (
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 19:37:10 EST

On Mon, Jul 30, 2001 at 02:31:49PM -0700, Dan Hollis wrote:
>On Mon, 30 Jul 2001, Manuel A. McLure wrote:
>> I am seeing something very similar on my K7T Turbo/Athlon 900/256M PC133
>> SDRAM (note to Dan, the K7T Turbo is an SDRAM mobo, not DDR)
>Hmm. I have an MSI pro2-A which works fine with K7 optimizations...
>tbird900, 256mb sdram...
>May very well be a hardware design flaw. The pro2-a appears very carefully
>engineered to keep most traces short and they went through a lot of effort
>to keep traces the same length.
>The only stability problems I've had were overloading the 300W PS with a
>geforce2, all 6 PCI slots filled, 3 HD, 1 CDRW, and one DVDrom. Removing
>one of the drives (CDRW or DVDrom) lowers the power consumption back into
>the realm of 100% stability.
>Next on my shopping list is a 450W PS :-)
>Has anyone tried swapping buffered/unbuffered DIMMs to see if it made a
   I also have a pro2a with no problems. However, the pro2a has a KT133,
and all the problems I've seen reported on the list seem to be with the
KT133A or KT266. Maybe its only a problem with chipsets that support
266FSB. Just tossing out ideas here.


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