On Thu, Jan 27, 2000 at 03:31:26PM +0000, David Murphy mentioned:
> > But that's a guess. Don't suppose there is any little writing on the
> > regulator itself ? :)
> If I knew which bit the regulator was, I could look ;)
Ah. I had a quick look at my BP6, and couldn't tell, but it's usually
got a few ceramic rings, with copper wire around them, and a few big
cylindrical capacitors around it. Where it would say "Linear regulator", I
don't know; many SMP motherboards have a slot for an optional second
VRM - BP6's don't.
> > Are you wary about buying the card, or wary about popping it in & blowing
> > the board ?
> I've bought the card & board, and when I power the machine up, it
> powers itself off again 6.5 seconds later!
Urk. What sort of power supply have you in the case ? That could be part
of the problem too. Either way, you could be looking at giving the card
 It's dark down under my desk. And smelly. And the PC is powered on.
And there are wires all over the place.
 Why anyone would ship a dual SMP motherboard without a VRM is beyond
me. How many people use an SMP board, with one CPU, to justify saving a
fiver or so ?
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