ugh, this is the same (mistaken) approach as turning off CONFIG_MK7:
cripple performance enough that your system works. turning off
CONFIG_MK7 disables Arjan's nice code in mmx.c which delivers
2-4x the copy/zero-page bandwidth...
there *are* stable via/athlon systems, and that indicates that the
problem is not inherent to the chipset. I have a gigabyte ga-7zx,
duron/600, pc133 system that has always been rock-solid. and I
recently built an Asus a7v-133, tbird/1199, pc133 system that is
also entirely stable. both run cas2 pc133, CONFIG_MK7 kernels, etc.
both have fairly generous power supplies.
so far, the only plausible theory is that some individual factor(s)
(MB, bios settings, power quality, dram quality, etc) causes
the instability that some people report.
regards, mark hahn.
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