Motherboard ASUS

Motherboard ASUS

Post by John Saltz » Tue, 09 Jan 1996 04:00:00



Belt and braces time...

Anyone using an ASUS PCI/ISA P/I P55TP4XE motherboard in a Linux
box?

Comments adverse or positive appreciated.

Thanks

John

 
 
 

Motherboard ASUS

Post by Rob Mull » Thu, 11 Jan 1996 04:00:00



>Belt and braces time...
>Anyone using an ASUS PCI/ISA P/I P55TP4XE motherboard in a Linux
>box?
>Comments adverse or positive appreciated.
>Thanks
>John

Yes,
I upgraded my system from 486sx25/4Mb to Pentium 100 /8 Mb with the asus
board. Initially, I was running the 1.1.59 kernel, and i got all sorts of
errors from my SCSI cdrom of an Adaptec 1542CF card. Sometimes it would
mount, and sometimes it would not.
Since the box went flawlessly under dos/windows, idecided to upgrade the
linux to the slackware 1.2.13 ELF release. It runs file now. No more
problems. (until i decide to change the hardware, i think ;-) ).
Hope this helps,
rob
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Post by Na » Fri, 12 Jan 1996 04:00:00


Quote:>>>>> John Saltzer writes:

JS> Anyone using an ASUS PCI/ISA P/I P55TP4XE motherboard in a Linux box?

Good. Go for it.

But use at least a PBurst cache and don't expect to use 70ns RAM with
PBurst enabled on a 66MHz bus under Linux. Very few people can achieve
this. I tried and tweaked many parms (even Japanese components, CPU voltage
regulation...). It's a no-no.

My advice: P120 with 8ns PBurst and 70ns RAM. Fast. Affordable.

Check also for the card revision
2.1 is an absolute minimum, 2.4 remains better.

 
 
 

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Post by M.Buchenried » Sat, 20 Jan 1996 04:00:00



>>>>>> John Saltzer writes:
>JS> Anyone using an ASUS PCI/ISA P/I P55TP4XE motherboard in a Linux box?
>Good. Go for it.
>But use at least a PBurst cache and don't expect to use 70ns RAM with
>PBurst enabled on a 66MHz bus under Linux. Very few people can achieve
>this. I tried and tweaked many parms (even Japanese components, CPU voltage
>regulation...). It's a no-no.

Yup. See manual.

Quote:>My advice: P120 with 8ns PBurst and 70ns RAM. Fast. Affordable.

These days there shouldn't be any 70ns RAM sold anymore. At least
here all you get is 60ns, especially if ordering 16 or 32MB modules.

Quote:>Check also for the card revision
>2.1 is an absolute minimum, 2.4 remains better.

If someone is still selling you 2.1, give it back.

Michael
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