If so I've run 6.x (a while ago so probably 6.0 or 6.1) on a Tyan
Trinity 400 (same chipset and cpu support)... and I used a 3Com
office-connect ethernet (xl based) card....without any issues. Maybe see
if Gigabyte have a more recent BIOS update for the board and update one
of them and re-test!
Newest BIOS for this mb is F8. These boxes already has F8. Some (at least
three) boxes has completely similar troubles - so I think, it in chipset
support. 4.5 has not ANY these troubles.
On the ATA cable front, assuming the chipset is as I guessed, the ATA
controller is ATA-66 capable, so yeah, best to use an 80-wire cable and
get *some* IO speed out of these old things!
Of course, best to use speedup. But, wheh I do not use, I shoud receive
downgraded ,but working system, not false CRC ERROR!
With Best Regards.
Rashid N. Achilov (RNA1-RIPE), Web: http://www.askd.ru/~shelton
OOO "ACK" telecommunications administrator, e-mail: achilov-rn [at] askd.ru
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