Re: Triton II + 6x86 hangs

Robert Cope (
Mon, 4 Nov 1996 08:10:54 -0600 (CST)

> I think it's a problem with the Cyrix chip. I had a similar problem with
> a similar setup. The thing would just stop. I got both the motherboard
> and the chip at the same time from the same vendor at a "Computer Show".
> I brought __BOTH__ back and the vendor swaped the CPU. End of problem.

It is very easy to pawn problems off on the Cyrix cpu. I have a P150+
that works just fine. It had a problem similar to the one described. It
actually turned out to be a flaky video card.

> Check that the CPU cooler fan is running. To protect the chip, Cyrix stops
> the CPU's internal clock if the temperature gets too high.

I've never heard that before.