If you have SB Lives in those PC, you need a specific SB Live drivers to prevent the
crashes.
Also, keep the Matrox cards in 32 bit mode for all of their screens to help prevent
crashes.

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Brian Guralnick


----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Wiseman" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Sunday, December 23, 2001 4:30 AM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Good Dual head video card combination for Protel.


|
|
| On Fri, 21 Dec 2001, Bob Wolfe wrote:
|
| > Steve, Your source for danger??? Just a question how it was determined
| > it was really dual proc that causes Matrox dual head problems.
|
| All I can offer are some datapoints, since I never got a solution.
|
| I've had 4 twin-CPU machines, from P-90 under NT3.51 (I think, it was a
| while back) to my current P3 under Win2K, and Matrox cards from Millennium
| to various G400s. The machines have been variously unstable - crashes
| after various times, from minutes to hours.  For all machines, running
| them as single-CPU from the BIOS, or using other video cards, they'll run
| for weeks. The crashes can be subtle, like random redraw defects and icons
| getting confused (along with genrally weird behaviour), or glaring, like
| instant machine lockups.
| The problem is, while Matrox do make my favourite video cards - the best
| DACs, and nice tweakable resolutions, I've got work to do, and I can't
| spend weeks chasing bugs, or rebooting 5 times a day. A later mail
| suggests that I ditch the twin-cpu boxes, and get a separate box for
| Specctra - This is on my shopping list - as you say, PCs are now insanely
| cheap, but, since the only real justification for this is that I get
| sharper pixels on my main machine, it's got to wait behind 'real' work,
| since my currnet solution does get the job done.
|
| Steve
|
|
|

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