>> > > I saw for $325 a k6 200 mmx and a jetway VX motherboard. Is jetway a
>> > > good brand name? Is there another deal on the internet with about the
>> > > same price range with a better motherboard? Thank you, please respond
>> > > via email.
>> > I don't know about the jetway mb but there are other options, like mbs
>> > with the TX chip set. I got one ( ASUS TX97-E K6-233Mhz ) from
>> > http://www.veryComputer.com/. The company is very reliable and prices are
>> > fair.
>> > No problems so far with WARP and the ASUS TX97-E/K6 233.
>> > Robert Dohrenburg.
>> If what I have read is correct, there is one problem with the TX
>> chipset. The cache only supports 64MB of RAM. OS/2 uses the highest
>> available memory, so if you have more than 64MB, the OS itself will not
>> be cached. The HX and VX chipsets do not have this cache problem (if the
>> tag-RAM is big enough). They support 512MB RAM.
>> Mikkel C. Simonsen
>Where did you read this? I knew about a problem with the cache but with
>the HX chipset not the TX.
No. The VX and the TX does not cache over 64MB.
Personally, I use an AMD K6-200 on a tried and true Asus T2P4 rev
3.1 with a Matrox Mystique. It's very fast and very solid.
I have my own personal and very biased opinion, based on some
observations, that HX chipset based motherboards are generally more
stable than VX or TX chipsets. (That's because I use all three.)
I believe that HX is fastest with EDO DRAM, but the HX boards tend to
cost a bit more than TX motherboards, and the price difference of using
the faster SDRAMs that TX motherboards support would even up the prices
with HX and EDOs, and they might be a small performance advantage as
On the other hand, SDRAMs are ficky. Some DIMMs might work with one
motherboard and won't work with another. Some DIMMs might work
paired with another DIMM, but will not work when paired with another
brand of DIMM.
The TX motherboards have the faster DMA 33, but I don't believe the OS/2
optimized driver is out for PIIX4, unlike PIIX3, and they really don't
seem to make a big difference in drive access, which seems to depend
more on the brand and performance of the EIDE drive you are using.
"Devant le comportement irrationnel de sa machine, j'ai compris que se
poser en dfenseur de Windows releve de la plus profonde bassesse. J'ai
honte" --- Eric Bernatchez, "La Presse" newspaper, "*presse"
column, March 22, 1997, Montreal, Canada.
"Confronted with his machines irrational behaviour, it dawned upon me
that taking the position of Windows advocate is of the lowest possible
ethics. I am ashamed".