Stability of network cards at 75MHz+

dwight dwight at
Mon May 15 22:17:28 PDT 2000

The Linksys cards OC well, but I have come to loathe them.
Having four different types of card under the same model number
is ridiculous. And cross-over cables aren't supported, believe it
or not.

I've also had good luck with many of the 3Com cards.

As far as hard drives go, you are absolutely correct about OC'ing.


Alex Harford wrote:

> Hello all,
> I am going to be involved in purchasing some additional nodes for our
> Beowulf, and was wondering if people had any wisdom about the stability of
> network cards running at non-standard FSB (and PCI) speeds.  The ability to
> overclock the Celeron is well documented, but I haven't seen much on how the
> PCI cards are affected.
> The hardware is going to be the Abit BP6 boards, and the 3c905B NICs.  No
> hard drives, which I hear are the biggest problems...
> Thanks,
> Alex
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