Hardware mix up?
Posted on 1998-12-04
This is my current system is a K6-2 333@366 with a VIA APPOLO MVP3 motherboard. I use EDO 60ns ram (40MB) and use an S3 Virge (325 series) graphic card.
(note: I have a termal system on the board and overclocking this chip has not showed an increase in temperature..max I ever got was 40 degres celcius after 18 hours straight play!)
The problem is...
1)The system will not boot up properly when set to a motherboard bus speed of higher than 66Mhz.
Nothing is shown on screen but HD blinks and all. It should be a graphic card problem, but why...
2)As i said my CPU is K6-2 333 and should be capable of at least 300(3 x 100) but seting anything higher causes the above problem. The problem persisted even after changing to an ET6000 which works(proven) on 75Mhz bus.
3)note: EDO ram shouldn't cause a problem because it shoud run @ 75Mhz bus.
4)My CPU is a real AMD and not a fake.
5)A small problem with the MVP3 motherboard....
I've tested the external cache which is 1MB and found out it is SLOWER(i.e.) transfer rate is slower then a 512kb system and maximum transfer size was even smaller than that of a 512kb equiped system.
-I checked using "Membench", "CTCM" and "CacheCHK"
-FIC( my Mboards company) has yet to reply (if ever?).
(and the tech-support in my place is well.....I've seen more intelligence shining in a rock!!...He said the k6-2 333 can't run at a system speed of any higher than 66Mhz AND that's not true by the way...)
Thats all, thanks up front.