Asus A7V133 BIOS Update fixed kernel crash

Mattias Nordstrom (
Tue, 26 Mar 2002 15:17:09 +0200

I just thought I should share this with the kernel developer community.
When I was running my system (AMD Athlon XP 1700+ with Asus A7V133-C)
with the default BIOS on the motherboard (1007) I experienced several
problems when trying to run programs. Most of them either Segfaulted or
caused a bus error. The crashes where usually related to situations
where a program tried to display an animation or a video. Sometimes the
system completely froze. I tried to compile the kernel with all kinds of
different options, tried with and without athlon optimization but
nothing seemed to work. I thought it might have been related to the
"Athlon/AGP bug", but the solutions to fix the bug did not work for my

Then one day I happened to check Asus homepage and found a BIOS update
for my motherboard. I flashed my BIOS with the new software (1008) and
now I haven't had any problems. The BIOS came out 8.3.2002, so it's
quite new. Anyone happen to know what changes where made in the new BIOS
which solved my problem?

Mattias Nordström

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