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Re: panic on athlon and DFI board
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: panic on athlon and DFI board
- From: "Bruce Bauer" <bruce_(_at_)_specialdevices_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 13:55:50 -0700
- Organization: Special Devices, Inc.
- Reply-to: bruce_(_at_)_specialdevices_(_dot_)_com
Please note: These opinions are my own.
Yes, DFI is Diamond Flower, Inc.
The following took place during the transition time from 486 to
I formally worked for a company called Tri Star Computers. They
sell highly reliable drafting/design systems. I worked telephone
tech support and in the eval lab. In the eval lab we rejected about
95% of all new hardware sent to us for approval. The Intel
engineers often visited us to see their stuff not working right!
We had only 7 phone techs and most of the time we were waiting
for calls because our products worked!
Then DFI bought the company. We thought "Great" because we
had been using their I/O cards and NICs for several years
because they were very high quality and reliable. Then they sent
us their motherboards. Every one of them failed to get through
the eval lab for one reason or another. They made us use them
anyway because they were "good enough." Within a month we
were hiring more phone techs to handle the increased call
I quit shortly after that time.
Bottom line: Don't trust any DFI product.
> George Dodd wrote:
> > Are there any known issues with either the Athlon 750 or DFI AK70 motherboard?
> > I have 3 of them, all identical, running 2.7, 2.8 from 2 weeks ago, and
> > 2.8 from 2 days ago. Hardware is all the same, consisting of 3C905C card,
> > 128M ram, DFI board and athlon. Panic is random, but happens after about
> > 6 to 12 hours of running, whether idle or under load. Thanks in advance for
> > the help. Dmesg is attached.
> DFI (Diamond Flower??) mobos have yet earned reputation for being
> reliable. Since your description is vague and dmesg is not much of use
> here. You would try removing all cards and use an old 2d pci VGA card
> to boot 2.7 with default BIOS setup. If the problem is reproduceable,
> then the DFI mobo is in bad shape with OBSD. You could either exchange
> for other mobos or donate one set to OBSD development. If that works
> fine, then ONE BY ONE put other hardware back to find out which sucks.
> BTW, if OBSD is run successfully and stably, you'd try compiling
> StarOffice suite source into a generic package just to test how stable
> the hardware combo is :) :)
> Don't login as root, use sudo
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