Acer Acros 486 DX2/66 - 12 MB cool, 16 MB crash - please help

Acer Acros 486 DX2/66 - 12 MB cool, 16 MB crash - please help

Post by Wayne Walk » Wed, 27 Mar 1996 04:00:00



I have:

Acer Acros 486DX2/66
 12 MB RAM
 EIDE
 Cirrus chip set (5428)
 3c509 ethernet card

I loaded Slackware 3.0 (off the Platypus 2 disk set).  Everything
worked fine.  I had X up and running - nice and fast w/ accelerator.  I
used the machine for months as an X server and a general workstation
(gcc, Netscape, etc.).  I thought I'd be smart and upgrade to 20 MB.

If the machine has 12 MB, all OS's run great (DOS 6, Win 3.11, Win 95, Linux).

If it has 16 or 20 MB, all but Linux work fine.  Any ideas?  It fails
with only 16 MB so the kernel param saying to only use the lower 16
probably won't help.  Anyway, I can't keep it running long enough to
build a new kernel.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
   Wayne


 
 
 

Acer Acros 486 DX2/66 - 12 MB cool, 16 MB crash - please help

Post by Nathan Sieme » Tue, 02 Apr 1996 04:00:00


    Wayne> I have:

    Wayne> Acer Acros 486DX2/66 12 MB RAM EIDE Cirrus chip set (5428)
    Wayne> 3c509 ethernet card

<snip>

    Wayne> If the machine has 12 MB, all OS's run great (DOS 6, Win
    Wayne> 3.11, Win 95, Linux).

    Wayne> If it has 16 or 20 MB, all but Linux work fine.  Any ideas?
    Wayne> It fails with only 16 MB so the kernel param saying to only
    Wayne> use the lower 16 probably won't help.  Anyway, I can't keep
    Wayne> it running long enough to build a new kernel.

        I have the identical system (I think) w/o ethernet, running at 16 meg
with no problems. Different sized simms must be in a particular order
on the motherboard, have you checked this?

nathan

 
 
 

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