Re: Conquering the Athlon optimization troubles

David Hollister (
Thu, 13 Sep 2001 19:22:23 -0700

Anton Altaparmakov wrote:
> 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.

No. I just rebooted to check. It's dated 8/16/2001. Strange.

>>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.

But I couldn't update because my BIOS chip was locked.

>>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...

Thanks for the suggestion.

David Hollister
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