Re: AMD MP, SMP, Tyan 2466

From: paterley (
Date: Wed Jul 23 2003 - 07:19:46 EST

On 22 Jul 2003 00:02:39 -0400
Jason <> wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm coming into this conversation a bit late, so I might be missing
> something and appologize if I am. But I have the same board and
> experienced some intersting weirdness with PC2100 NON ECC chips on this
> board as well. I was using High performance ram from Mushkin at the
> time. Now here's the interesting part, according to some small print in
> the manual, non ecc ram works up to 1.5Gb. Knowing this, I bought 1Gb
> of it, 2 512MB sticks. I put them both in, and the board only sees
> 512Mb. So I talk to Mushkin about it, apparently they've done some
> testing with this board. Non ECC memory is EXTREMELY flakey in this
> board. So flakey that Tyan, unofficially mind you, recommened to them
> that they not suggest to their customers to put non ecc memory in this
> board. So I got 1Gb of ECC Registered memory, and have yet to have a
> problem with it.

Actually, your 2 dimm problem could have (probably) been solved by rearranging
your dimms. I have the 2462ung (thunder k7) and the only way I could get 512
megs (give me a break I'm a porr college student) was to put one in slot 1 and
one in slot 3 (numbering starting at 0).

Pat Erley--
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