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Thunderbird 1.3ghz - HELP

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May 12, 2001 8:53:01 PM

I just popped the 1.3 gig TBird into my ABit KT7-Raid.

Now, whenever I try to run 3DMark2k1 the comp locks solid somewhere around the medevial test (with the dragon, whatever the hell it's called).

I am running:

Abit KT7-Raid
Thunderbird 1.3 gig
256 MB Ram - Infineon 7.5 3/3/3
20gig x 2 7200RPM Fujitsus in Raid 0
GeForce 2 MX

I have the most current Bios from the Abit page.

Also worth mentioning I didn't have any problems running the program on the same system when I had the Duron 750 installed.

BTW, Cooling is provided by GlobalWin FOP-32 w/ Arctic Silver 2 thermal compound.

Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.


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May 12, 2001 9:05:45 PM

I may be repeating a question here--but are you sure that board can support a 1.3? My first Athlon board (an EPoX Slot A) supported up to 800. Later hardware revisions of the same basic design (read, not a BIOS upgrade, but a hardware upgrade) would support up to 1GHz (I never got an updated board--I just jumped straight to a Socket A board when the time came). You may have the same situation with your Abit board...take note of the board's hardware revision.


bash-2.04$ kill -9 1
init: Just what do you think you're doing, Dave?
May 12, 2001 9:10:38 PM

I don't mean to beat a dead horse here but what version of the VIA 4-in-1 patch are you using, what wattage on your powersupply, is it AMD approved?

What version of drivers for the video card?

IRQ Sharing?

There are a set list of things to do before trying to do 3D programs on Athlon/VIA systems. I'ts not tough to do but it must be done or the system will not function properly.

Check out my rig:
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May 12, 2001 9:25:37 PM

it could also be the OS what are your system resources at after a clean boot?

is this reality... i thought it would more realistic.
May 13, 2001 5:32:31 AM

I get the same problem whenever I use referance drivers later than 6.72. I have however got 7.62 to complete once and did get higher scores, just unstable. I can't even get 10.xx and above to run the program without all kind of errors. I say try nvidia driver 6.50 or 6.72 and see if it fixes it.

Crap, all the good ones are already taken.
May 13, 2001 6:51:33 AM

Well, the ABit KT7 says it supports everything from 1.2gig and any future Socket A processors... Now, the multiplier on it only goes to 12.5.. So I set the bios to automatic configuration for a 1250. When I boot is says 104x12.5 1300.. So it does the overclock of the FSB on its own.

I was really wondering if that 4mhz FSB OC might be causing problems..
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May 13, 2001 7:34:12 AM

Do you have a 300 w powersupply?
One more thing - I remember AMD removed one of the Arbitboards from the recommened list. I dont know if it was the one you have.
May 13, 2001 9:27:30 AM

<b>When I boot is says 104x12.5 1300.. So it does the overclock of the FSB on its own.</b>
There is a new <b>BIOS</b> for KT7 series (ZT) on
1. Adds three new options to enhance the system compatibility
Delay transaction .
PCI master read caching .
PCI master time-out
Set above options to Disabled / Disabled / 0 may help SB Live 5.1 sound issue. If the system experiences low performance after these settings, enable the PCI master read cachingplease.
<b>2. Fixes the issue Athlon 1.3G(100) wrongfully recognized as 104x12.5.</b>
3. Adds an option State after power failure.
4. Set all four IDE devices to AUTO.
5. Set the default year to 2001.
6. BIOS compile date: 05/11/2001
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May 13, 2001 5:42:52 PM

cool - thanks

however, we all start at the end and finish at the begining