Tyan Tiger & non-MP Athlons

W Bauske wsb at paralleldata.com
Tue Mar 5 15:23:57 EST 2002


Velocet wrote:
> 
> On Tue, Mar 05, 2002 at 01:16:31PM -0600, W Bauske's all...
> > "Donald B. Kinghorn" wrote:
> > >
> > > ...
> > >
> > > We we're sent (by mistake) 16 Tyan 2460 motherboards with XP's instead of
> > > MP's  ... they all installed and booted OK but under load I couldn't get any
> > > 4 board subset of them to complete any of our test suites without at least
> > > one locking up ... after much anguish and, after replacing all 32 cpu's with
> > > MP's everything was fine ...
> > >
> > > So my recommendation is DON'T DO IT!   :-)
> > >
> >
> > They work on my systems. Had to add a fan to the chipset heatsink though
> > to stabilize them. That chip runs too hot. Also saw a similar problem on
> > k7s5a's and we're testing the fan on the HS there at the moment.
> >
> > Were the MP's the same clock rate as the XP's you had previously or did you
> > downgrade to a slower clock? Slowing down the chips makes the problem go
> > away on k7s5a's. That was the first test we did.
> 
> K7S5As however are single CPU boards - and are designed to run any AMD socket
> A chips. The tyan 246x boards are SMP athlons and thus technically only for
> MP chips. Running XPs or TBirds in them is, as mentioned, 'unsupported'
> by AMD.
> 

Just pointing out I have problems running XP's on even single
cpu mobo's. It's hasn't been just a S2460 problem. 


Wes
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