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Re: Kernel compile fails on Cyrix... (salved, for me)

On Wed 23 Sep 1998, Daniel James Patterson wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 22, 1998 at 10:29:03PM -0700, Turbo Fredriksson wrote:
> > 
> > fog, I strongly suggest you throw that darn Cyrix away (stomp on it might
> > help to, if only for psychologic reasons... :), and buy a Intel (I don't
> > know about the AMD, but I've heard that they have about the same problem).
> Yes there do seem to be quite a few buggy Cyrix chips lying around.  Although,
> on the other hand, I've got a P150+ (120Mhz) overclocked to a P160+ (133Mhz)
> and I'm yet to have it go down on me.

Hmm, I know someone who had to underclock his P166+ as a P150+, or else
random blocks read from his Symbios 815 scsi would contain only null bytes,
which confuses the hell out of ext2. It wasn't a cooling problem, as there's
a hefty heatsink with thermal conducting compound and a fan, and happened
directly after a (real) cold boot.  Probably a motherboard problem, I think
(Chaintech).  Anyway, now the system's been running with zero problems since.

Paul Slootman
home: paul@wurtel.demon.nl | work: paul@murphy.nl | debian: paul@debian.org
http://www.wurtel.demon.nl | Murphy Software,   Enschede,   the Netherlands

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