Er, Ok, One CPU cooling fan stopped. I was sitting there, wondering why the
box was crashing @ 550MHz. So drop down to 366, no problem. The heatsinks
and fans are those massive ones fromm www.overclockers.co.uk so passive
cooling @ 366 is not a problem.
I had a couple of APIC errors in Linux, but they have been remarkably scarce
after upgrading to the QQ-2 beta BIOS. (The latest actual release QQ BIOS
generated spurious ACPI interrupts, leading to 50% CPU utilisation when
Other than that I can say that Maxtor UDMA 66 drives and Highpoint
controllers don't mix too well, with random crashes after a period of time.
Mind you though, there does not seem too much difference between 33 and 66.
Other than that, not bad!
From: Kenn Humborg [mailto:kenn at bluetree.ie]
Sent: 27 April 2000 15:29
To: Philip Trickett; Ilug at Linux. Ie
Subject: RE: [ILUG] Thoughts on a compile box
> If you can find a Dual Motherboard without SCSI, it can be had for around
> IR£140. I had a Tyan one until recently (I sold it after
> upgrading to a BP6,
> I know, sounds wierd, but I haven't had that many probs with it)
So, exactly what kind of problems _did_ you have?
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