Re: Conquering the Athlon optimization troubles

Anton Altaparmakov (
Fri, 14 Sep 2001 01:28:45 +0100 (BST)

On Thu, 13 Sep 2001, David Hollister wrote:
> My motherboard is the Epox 8KTA3+, and I'm running an Athlon 1.4GHz.
> Epox was kind enough to mail me a new BIOS chip to replace my locked
> chip. This chip contained a version of the BIOS that I believe was
> dated 8/6/2001 (I don't feel like rebooting again to find out). Suffice
> it to say, that version is not listed on their website, but there is an
> even newer one. For anybody with the 8KTA3 or 8KTA3+, the BIOS page is
> located at

Maybe you meant 9/6/2001. That is the latest available version. From only
5 days ago.

> Anyway, I was running the BIOS dated 3/5/2001 up until now.

That was ancient! There were quite a few releases between then and now.

> The point to all this is that with the newer BIOS, my machine is now up and
> running absolutely fine with Athlon optimization turned on.

Congratulations! (-: I would recommend you to run a long memtest86 as well
in particular tests 5 and 8. - They are the ones that used to fail for me
with the inappropriate memmory settings...

Best regards,


Anton Altaparmakov <aia21 at> (replace at with @)
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