Subject: Re: MP question...
To: Peter Eisch <email@example.com>
From: Frederick Bruckman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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