FreeBSD compatible mini-itx board
dave at g8kbv.demon.co.uk
Fri May 20 12:51:19 UTC 2011
On 19 May 2011 at 11:59, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> On May 19, 2011, at 11:46 AM, Erik N=F8rgaard wrote:
> >> It indicates that they put faster RAM into the box, but ran it at a
> >> speed of 533MHz, which is slower than the memory is capable of
> >> running. In some cases, doing this lets you run the RAM at lower
> >> voltage or with tighter timing settings of CL/tRCD/tTP/etc.
> > Thanks, currently I have, well ancient RAM on an old VIA board and
> > it's not really any reliable. That with the flacky disk controller on
> > the VIA board is my reason to go Intel.
> Yeah, I have one of the VIA EPIA M6000 boards, and the IDE controller
> gets flaky under load if there is more than one device attached.
> Disabling the secondary channel on IRQ 15 helped some....
With VIA mobo's any older than about 3 years, check the condition of all
the 1000uF/6.3V electrolytic caps scattered about the place. Any
bulging, or showning brown crusty stuff (leakage) replace them.
Bad power rail decpoupling can cripple a system but present itself as one
particular subsystem acting up under specific conditions.
They don't fix themselves, they only get worse.
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