|Out of desperation for more speed for M$ NT 4.0, I went to my local
|bargain geek-shop and bought a Gigabyte motherboard along with AMD K6-
|2/400 chip. This is the first time I've bought a non-Intel MB, but
|everyone told me I'd have no probs.
I have done the same <With different motherboards, but many different
motherboards> and it has worked well.
|But, I must get BSOD's in NT at least once a day. And it's stuff that
|specifically mentions the processor.. One of its favorites is complaining
|something about AMD EXCEPTION IRQ1 is LESS_OR_EQUAL .. Not quite sure
|exactly what it means, but it happens all the time. Other bizarre
|behavior as well.. StarCraft doesn't want to run smoothly, for some
|reason.. Can't figure out if its the vid card to blame on this one, tho
This is not normal. The first thing I would do, is re-apply the service
packs, and any patches from AMD or Gigabyte. I would run a chkdsk on the
hard drive if it continued. Check the temperature. Does it seem unusually
hot in the case? If all else fails, wipe out and reinstall NT. Apply all
of the patches from AMD and Gigabyte that may apply. Still fails? Try a
|Anyway, these BSOD's are going to really get on my nerves. I canst stands
|no flakey system!
I don't blame you! You shouldn't have to.
|I bought this AMD chip because so many people swore that it was a good
|bet. The Gigabyte MB, I was also told, was a great MB.. Trying to make
|my anti-monopoly statement and save a few bucks at the same time. I
|guess I got what I paid for!
Everyone has a bad run on occasions, even Intel. :-) This also may be a
bad hard drive, or just a bad install... Don't throw out the baby with the
SCSI is *NOT* magic. There are *fundamental technical reasons* why it is
necessary to sacrifice a young goat to your SCSI chain now and then. * Black
holes are where God divided by zero. - I am speaking as an individual, not
as a representative of any company, organization or other entity. I am
solely responsible for my words.