scottl at samsco.org
Sun Sep 19 13:41:31 PDT 2004
Conrad J. Sabatier wrote:
> On Sun, 19 Sep 2004 04:17:55 +0200, des at des.no (Dag-Erling Smørgrav)
>>I just got an ASUS SK8N motherboard that has the problematic nForce 3
>>chipset. It runs 5.3 BETA4 fine, except you have to boot it in safe
>>mode because the APIC only works properly in mixed mode, and GENERIC
>>has the NO_MIXED_MODE option. Took me quite a while to figure that
>>Should we consider removing that option for 5.3-RELEASE?
> I'll second that motion. I have the same chipset, and the same problem
> with NO_MIXED_MODE. I think we should err on the side of caution with
> this one.
Let's see what Peter, David, and John say about this. My understanding
is that mixed mode has a measurable performance impact, so we don't want
to turn it on universally unless neccessary. Maybe David knows of a
BIOS upgrade that would help your motherboards.
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