On 6/13/07, [EMAIL PROTECTED] <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
The CPU on basically every x86 machine after the original pentium runs faster than the bus (or memory) speed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Front_Side_Bus The board will probably have jumpers (though sometimes boards this old will have bios options) to select Front Side Bus speed (typically 33, 50, 60, 66, 75, 100, 120, and 133MHz on a machine of this age) and a second set of jumpers to select the CPU multiplier. An old K6-III 450MHz I have here uses a 100MHz bus and a 4.5:1 multiplier (which alternately might have been marked 9:2) to obtain the 450MHz CPU speed. A 700MHz CPU on a 100MHz bus would require a 7:1. If it really does have a 133MHz bus, it might be set to something like 5.2:1. In any case, your troubles are likely either bad memory or a too-hot CPU, the second of which might be something as simple as dust or a bad fan bearing. -- --
My suspicion is also for the memory. Due to some laziness on my part, I'm going to just swap out the PC 133 stuff with the PC 100 stuff that I have to see if that fixes it. This PC 100 stuff used to run a Fedora, and later, an OpenBSD system. On both I performed builds of various software. So, I'm going to give it a try. Andy _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"