Subject: Re: MP question...
To: Peter Eisch <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: port-i386
Date: 07/07/2004 09:26:14
On Wed, 7 Jul 2004, Peter Eisch wrote:

> I picked up a N440BX mobo with at PII/350 in it.  I had a PII/450 laying
> around so I put the 450 in slot 0 and the 350 in slot 1.  I thought the bios
> would figure out or let me set different speeds for each cpu, but no.  So I
> set it to match the 450.
> For a day now I've been running 2.0_BETA on it with multiple builds in
> pkgsrc (a simple way to generate a load on the system).  For 24 hours now of
> consistent loads over "2" it has chugged right along.
> Is this an indication that it  will be a reliable box over the haul?  Is
> there a better way to see if she'll tank?  Does the dmesg show anything that
> would make this a bad setup?

You're overclocking the 350. It'll tend to overheat and lock up, and 
when you least want it to. For myself, I would shop around for another 
450 with similiar characteristics: they're probably about $3 - $5 US 
on Ebay.