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Re: [vox-tech] Athlon (was Hardware Question)
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Re: [vox-tech] Athlon (was Hardware Question)



2 cents: i have a 1.4GHz athlon system that was dead in the water.  i
checked everything and bought all AMD approved stuff -- fans, RAM, case,
heatsink.

except the powersupply.   foo told me that there were AMD approved power
supplies.   i bought one off the web and 5 days later i had a working
athlon system.

note -- the supply i was using was a 350W supply.  so it wasn't a lack
of power that was tripping things up.  i'm not sure what "AMD approved"
means for a power supply, but when they don't approve a PS, they
really don't approve a PS!

big weakness in AMD stuff, making it totally unsuitable for the person
who wants to build a system for the first time.

but you have to love the price.

pete


begin Stephen M. Helms <Mytho_X@pacbell.net> 
> Bill Broadley wrote:
> 
> >My guess is the powersupply isn't up to the task.
> >
> I looked into this a little further reading some of the message board 
> threads that Rod Roark pointed out and I also called the company I 
> purchased the boards from.
> 
> It turns out the company was really busy that day at the computer show 
> and forgot to put the thermal compount between the chip and heatsink on 
> a few systems.  So I will be checking that this weekend.
> 
> As you pointed out as well, the PSU may not be up to the task as some of 
> the Athlon boards are picky about having proper voltage.
> 
> Thanks,
> Stephen
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