> On Thursday 18 July 2002 07:27 pm, Kelsey Hudson wrote:
> > according to the amd760mpx datasheet, stuff on the 32/33MHz
> > bus isn't allowed to busmaster while the 64/66MHz bus is
> > operating at 66MHz. so that means the 66MHz bus needs to be
> > throttled to 33MHz either via a 3.3V 33MHz card stuck in it,
> > or that pretty blue jumper stuffed on the appropriate FORCE
> > 33MHz header on the board.
> VERY nice info, thanx. ;)
> I'll have to save this info for myself; I've always been planning
> to get a dual Athlon setup sooner or later.
Yeah, that was probably the biggest issue we had integrating these
machines. That, and the need for a monstrous power supply to feed those
[ .. ]
> > if you need help integrating one of these boards into your
> > system i may be able to provide some insight.
> Is this motherboard using the Phoenix, AMI, or Award BIOS? Award
> is nice and simple and solid; AMI is ok, but often goes too much
> for pretty looks; Phoenix SUCKS in every way possible.
Alas, it's PhoenixBIOS. Phoenix bought Award, though, so I'd expect Award
to be phased out :(
> What other issues have you encountered with this board (and other
> 760MP/MPX boards)? So far I've heard of an issue with 3com
> Gigabit cards on some specific model of Tyan 760MP/MPX board,
> but no definite details. I've also heard of lm_sensors people
> having a fair amount of trouble with it.
This is my only experience with a dual Athlon board. There were some minor
issues in kernel-space when we first bought these machines; using a recent
(>2.4.18) kernel causes these problems to mostly disappear.
I helped the lm_sensors team with the sensors on this board; after
extensive experimentation I managed to get both of the sensors chips
(which are at the same I2C address ... WTF was tyan thinking?!) working
and displaying data. I still am unsure which temperature sensor monitors
which peripheral, but I've got a pretty good idea of it.
If something strange comes up, LMK and I might have a solution for you.
-- Kelsey Hudson email@example.com Software Engineer/UNIX Systems Administrator Compendium Technologies, Inc (619) 725-0771 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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