L2 Cache on AMD K6-2 300/Shuttle MoBo
I recently bought a Shuttle motherboard, the model is the HOT-591P. With it I got an AMD K6-2 300Mhz cpu. Everything seems to be going great with one exception. Whenever I enable the external cache (L2 I assume!) the system hangs or reboots when the OS (Win95) begins loading. The bios info box shows that the cache is 512k in size, which would seem to indicate to me that it is functional. Is there a setting I am missing? My BIOS is an Award bios. I am currently using 2 16Meg EDO Simms, rather than Dimms. Is this why my L2 cache won't work? I remember from my previous system, that disabling the external cache slowed my system down considerably. If I can get my L2 cache working I will be *very* happy, because IMO my system is screaming now (compared to what I had before!) PLEASE help me! Thanks to anyone who can offer insight. Note: I will be upgrading to a 32 or 64 meg PC100 Dimm very soon.
I don't know anything about AMD chips or Shuttle boards, however, does the Award BIOS have a setting to select what type of memory cache is installed? That is Pipeline, Burst or something else. There may also be a jumper setting on the motherboard for cache selection. This was true for some of the older boards. This design may have been carried over onto your MB.
check all your jumpers on the mother board and all the default settings in the bios. one wrong jumper and l2 cache will cause the system to hang.
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