Just tried out the autorouter, the example autorouter 'board 1' routed in 29
seconds.

_____________
Brian Guralnick


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brian Guralnick" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 3:47 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] New PC tested with Protel for at least 1 month now...


> > I'm glad to hear someone has had good luck with ASUS.  Some time ago I
> went
> > through several ASUS 400MHz CUSL2 motherboards, different CPUs,
different
> > brands of memory, different power supplies, and everything else to try
to
> > stop random crashes.  It wasn't just with Protel either.  I finally
ended
> > up slowing the memory bus down to 100MHz even though everything was
spec'd
> > at 133.    I'll never touch ASUS again.  I was using Win2K.
>
> That was the problem with my Asus dual 1GHz PIII.  To fix it, I had to set
> in the bios, add 1.5ns on the SDRAM latch.
>
> DDR ram provides an output latch clock which the motherboard chipset times
> itself to getting rid of these old type problems.
>
> _____________
> Brian Guralnick
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Ray Mitchell" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 3:36 PM
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] New PC tested with Protel for at least 1 month now...
>
>
> > I'm glad to hear someone has had good luck with ASUS.  Some time ago I
> went
> > through several ASUS 400MHz CUSL2 motherboards, different CPUs,
different
> > brands of memory, different power supplies, and everything else to try
to
> > stop random crashes.  It wasn't just with Protel either.  I finally
ended
> > up slowing the memory bus down to 100MHz even though everything was
spec'd
> > at 133.    I'll never touch ASUS again.  I was using Win2K.
> >
> > Has anyone had any problems with Protel with Intel motherboards?  I've
> > heard their not barnburners but are extremely stable.
> >
> > At 03:19 PM 3/10/2004 -0500, you wrote:
> > >     I do believe the stability of my new system is that all the
> peripherals,
> > >24 bit/96KHz sound, USB, 1394, Ethernet, SATA raid controller, ATA raid
> > >controller are all on the motherboard & the video card was also made by
> Asus
> > >ensuring a trouble free 8X AGP functionality.  It even more stable than
> my
> > >old Dual PIII 1 GHz.  Also, the 2 X 120 Gbyte Western Digital HDs read
&
> > >write at over 100 Megabytes / second on a continuous basis.
> > >
> > >     I'm sure if I added 1 card to the PCI bus, the boot time would
> probably
> > >double.
> > >
> > >     Additional, I have successfully over clocked this motherboard to
4.1
> > >GHz, though, I don't think it's worth the potential headaches.
> > >
> > >_____________
> > >Brian Guralnick
> > >
> > >
> > >----- Original Message -----
> > >From: "Tony Karavidas" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > >To: "'Protel EDA Forum'" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > >Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 12:37 AM
> > >Subject: Re: [PEDA] New PC tested with Protel for at least 1 month
now...
> > >
> > >
> > > > I'm only using a 300 watt power supply and it takes my XP box 25
> seconds
> > >to
> > > > boot.
> > > > (that's a joke!)
> > > >
> > > > Seriously though, don't install a bunch of crap on that PC or else
the
> > >boot
> > > > time will grow horribly. (And it may not shut down properly...sort
of
> like
> > > > this WinXP box.)
> > > >
> > > > Tony
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > From: Brian Guralnick [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > > > > Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2004 7:45 PM
> > > > > To: Protel EDA Forum
> > > > > Subject: Re: [PEDA] New PC tested with Protel for at least 1
> > > > > month now...
> > > > >
> > > > > 2 other things,
> > > > >
> > > > > It completely boots right to the XP password prompt in under
> > > > > 5 seconds. (I didn't think that was possible...) I'm using a
> > > > > 450 watt power supply.
> > > > >
> > > > > _____________
> > > > > Brian Guralnick
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > > From: "Brian Guralnick" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > > > > To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > > > > Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2004 10:31 PM
> > > > > Subject: [PEDA] New PC tested with Protel for at least 1 month
> now...
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > > New PC (tested now for 1 month):
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Mobo: ASUS P4P800 Deluxe,
> > > > > >  On board stuff:
> > > > > >   3.6 GHz Intel CPU.
> > > > > >   2GB DDR sdram in dual channel mode.
> > > > > >   AD1985 - on board sound card, v3630 drivers.
> > > > > >   Intel 82801ER Serial ATA raid controller with 2 x 120GB
> > > > > SATA WD hds.
> > > > > >   3Com gigabit LOM (3C940)
> > > > > >   Firewire port
> > > > > >   8 USB 2.0 ports
> > > > > >   Parallel Port
> > > > > >   Serial Port
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Video AGP:  ASUS V9520/TD - GeForce FX5200 (not the best
> > > > > card for extreme
> > > > > > high end 3D,
> > > > > >  but, the 8X agp makes Protel 99se fly.)
> > > > > >  Drivers - Nvidia direct - 53.03.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >  Current bugs: -sharpness settings mess up after an APPLY.
> > > > > >    -custom color overlay settings are erased when you
> > > > > >    swap, or enable / disable the opposite monitor output.
> > > > > >    -monitor output #2's sync gets disrupted when you right
> > > > > >    click on the NVidia control panel icon.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > OS: WinXP Pro.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I have yet to see Protel crash, or, Altera's QuartusII 3.1
> > > > > web edition.
> > > > > In
> > > > > > fact, the only crash I've seen yet was in Internet Explorer
> > > > > on some lousy
> > > > > > Java code...
> > > > > >
> > > > > > _____________
> > > > > > Brian Guralnick
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> > Ray Mitchell
> > Engineer, Code 2732
> > SPAWAR Systems Center
> > San Diego, CA. 92152
> > (619)553-5344
> > [EMAIL PROTECTED]
>
>



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