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Old 04-18-04, 05:13 PM   #38
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Default Re: 32bit drivers on Asus K8V

Originally Posted by tretboot
Hi there,

I have now tested yet another machine (we were a couple of guys in need for more oomph), and it appears that it is indeed the CPU which is responsible for our woes. Here it goes:

My machine and one of the others are Stepping 10, while one is Stepping 8. Both Stepping 10 processors (all AMD64 3200+) failed with the exact same behaviour as described earlier, while the Stepping 8 CPU did just fine.

Memtest shows slightly different memory access values between the two different steppings: Stepping 10 is slightly slower accessing RAM and a bit faster accessing L2 cache.

Maybe the memory timing has something to do with the nvidia driver. Has anyone else here the opportunity to test different chips? I will write to NVIDIA tomorrow to tell them about this. Maybe others can do too.
Where can I find out the stepping of my cpu?
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