Originally posted by: marky
I have an AMD K6 currently being used in a computer hosting a webserver. During kernel compilations/gcc or anything of bigger size, random segmentation violations will occur. While I realize this isn't the place to ask about linux type errors I did some investigating on my own and came across numerous documents stating that users of AMD K6 and their brothers+sister chips have reported this problem which was later corrected during a revision. How am I to go about using a processor with a known bug in it?
Well, you could just find out which processors had the bug, and which ones didn't. Then go buy the "good" K6 on ebay for cheap (they are pretty cheap now) and swap them out!
BTW did you check AMD's site for any patches for your cpu? I know they did have some patches for older cpu's awhile back that fixed certain compatability problems they had with certain programs.
Also a lot of the older Socket 7 mainboards can run Pentium cpu's as well. I used to do benchmarks with mine comparing P-200, 233 MMX cpu's with my K6-233 cpu. (Mine always beat the Pentiums by a LARGE margin). That might be an option as well, just pick up a P-233MMX and slap it into your motherboard for better compatability.
I never needed one (I also did not run Linux) with my good ole' K6-233 (MMX) cpu that I used for several years and still have stashed away in a closet with the FIC-PA2012 MB w/ 384mb of PC-100 ram!
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