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OS2 doesn't like my new processor

Hello
I have a system with a K6 233 and 64 M ram. I’m using Boot Manager with
Win 95, OS/2 Warp 3, and Linux (Redhat 6.2). Everything works fine. I
recently tried installing a K6-2 300.
Win95 has no problems with the new processor. OS/2 and Linux will not
boot. I get the text screen with the white square and OS/2, then nothing.
It just sits there. I set the processor to the same clock speed as the
233, no luck. Putting the K6 233 back fixes things. Any ideas on how to
get the K6-2 to work?

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4 Responses to “OS2 doesn't like my new processor”

  1. admin says:

    Can you use alt-f1 and boot to the command line? I belive there was a
    fix for high speed amd cpus in one of the later fixpacks. Are you
    using FP40?

    Duncan

    On 2 Jun 2000 13:22:06 -0500, ro…@earth.execpc.com (Peter Ross)
    wrote:

    >Hello
    >I have a system with a K6 233 and 64 M ram. I’m using Boot Manager with
    >Win 95, OS/2 Warp 3, and Linux (Redhat 6.2). Everything works fine. I
    >recently tried installing a K6-2 300.
    >Win95 has no problems with the new processor. OS/2 and Linux will not
    >boot. I get the text screen with the white square and OS/2, then nothing.
    >It just sits there. I set the processor to the same clock speed as the
    >233, no luck. Putting the K6 233 back fixes things. Any ideas on how to
    >get the K6-2 to work?

    Duncan Munro

    http://persweb.direct.ca/dunmunro

  2. admin says:

    On Fri, 2 Jun 2000 18:22:06, ro…@earth.execpc.com (Peter Ross)
    wrote:

    > Hello
    > I have a system with a K6 233 and 64 M ram. I’m using Boot Manager with
    > Win 95, OS/2 Warp 3, and Linux (Redhat 6.2). Everything works fine. I
    > recently tried installing a K6-2 300.
    > Win95 has no problems with the new processor. OS/2 and Linux will not
    > boot. I get the text screen with the white square and OS/2, then nothing.
    > It just sits there. I set the processor to the same clock speed as the
    > 233, no luck. Putting the K6 233 back fixes things. Any ideas on how to
    > get the K6-2 to work?

    You have a hardware problem. Don’t know what it is but you have one.
    Start with looking at BIOS options, RAM, level 2 cache and processor.
    The last is the most obvious option since it’s the thing you just
    changed.


    Trevor Hemsley, Brighton, UK.
    Trevor-Hems…@dial.pipex.com or 75704.2…@compuserve.com

  3. admin says:

    Peter Ross wrote:
    > I have a system with a K6 233 and 64 M ram. I’m using Boot Manager with
    > Win 95, OS/2 Warp 3, and Linux (Redhat 6.2). Everything works fine. I
    > recently tried installing a K6-2 300.
    > Win95 has no problems with the new processor. OS/2 and Linux will not
    > boot. I get the text screen with the white square and OS/2, then nothing.
    > It just sits there. I set the processor to the same clock speed as the
    > 233, no luck. Putting the K6 233 back fixes things. Any ideas on how to
    > get the K6-2 to work?

    Windoze doesn’t work a CPU as hard as OS/2 during the boot process, but
    you should be able to get doze to crash without trying very hard.

    Could be the new CPU has a very slightly different voltage requirement
    than the old and you didn’t or couldn’t change the motherboard to match.
    Whatever is stamped on the CPU is what you must set the motherboard to.
    The manual might assume something different as it was probably printed
    long before your new CPU was made. Also, some motherboards don’t
    regulate voltage well. You might need 0.1 volt more or less than spec to
    make it what the CPU really needs.

    How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather
    than silver.            Proverbs 16:16 NKJV

     Team OS/2

    Felix Miata  ***  http://mrmazda.members.atlantic.net

  4. admin says:

    A K6-233 eh? That suggests it was in a somewhat old motherboard, which
    may not support the K6-2 300 properly. What motherboard is it? And how
    old is the BIOS?

    You may need a new motherboard, you will certainly need to change
    voltage settings if you haven’t already. Make sure the CPU is properly
    cooled too. You may also need to update the BIOS.

    Graham.


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