[tulip] LNE100TX... not solved

Clifton T. Sharp Jr. clifto@clifto.com
Fri, 15 Dec 2000 12:47:09 -0600

Hank Barta wrote:
>     From reading the ABIT news group, I get the
>     impression that this is a troublesome board, although I usually
>     ascribed the problems to overclocking, low quality RAM and
>     perhaps poorly written Windows drivers.

You DO realize that the first thing to try when you have problems is to
remove the overclocking (when possible)? One of the first things I learned
about the PCI bus was how many cards quit working right when the bus speed
goes from 66 MHz to 67 MHz (yes, one lousy megahertz).

We tried overclocking a friend's A7V Thunderbird 900 MHz system first
thing. It looked like it was running linux fine, which is usually a
good sign. But I insisted on running memtest86 at least twice before
letting him keep it that way. Sure enough, it passed most of the tests,
then started barfing all over itself. His system is at 900 MHz now...
and he didn't have a single problem with his LinkSys LNE100TX 4.1 card.

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