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Old 01-23-2002, 11:04 AM   #1
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Maybe a motherboard issue?


I bought an Abit KG7-Raid board with AMD XP 1400Mhz processor the other day, and I got problems.

When I install Linux, it seems to freeze up after the first install cd. So then I decided use that. After I reboot, everything scrolls by showing [OK]. But when I log in to any desktop environment, the whole system locks. By that, I mean not just X, but even the console.

I had the board and processor checked and they showed fine. And I have been told that this board is fully supported. So why would I have problems? Could it be my video card?

What I dont get is if there was some compatibility issue, wouldnt the boot up screen show a problem when it lists the services that are starting up?

I guess I should also poinjt out that Windows is having the same issue, and BeOS / QNX dont work right either.
 
Old 01-23-2002, 03:30 PM   #2
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If you have 3-4 OS's that are brain-faarting about the same problems, it's almost always a hardware issue. Troubleshooting is the only way you're gonna find out what's doing it. Try swapping parts if you can/have spares or older ones like cards. Freezes are also a very common problem associated to bad RAM. Try that first.
 
Old 01-23-2002, 03:36 PM   #3
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Could be the athlon / agp bug. Try booting with mem=nopentium. And check out
http://www.viahardware.com/faq/kg7kr7/kg7kr7faq.htm
for faq help.
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Old 01-23-2002, 06:57 PM   #4
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what athlon / agp bug - more info please....
 
Old 01-23-2002, 07:38 PM   #5
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As with any Athlon heat is always a problem. Check your fans, heat sink, and the possibilty of adding a case fan as well. Also, if applicable check the fan on your video card.
 
Old 01-23-2002, 08:05 PM   #6
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The one that was on slashdot yesterday, about memory address problems. Fix was mem=nopentium as I recall.
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Old 01-24-2002, 11:17 AM   #7
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Well, this is on the XP processor. I have another PC running an 100 Thunderbird and have never had an issue with it.
 
  


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