PRESARIO 5800/5900 AMD ATHLON Series Lockup problem.

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PRESARIO 5800/5900 AMD ATHLON Series Lockup problem.

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This question was answered on January 5, 2000. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

COMPAQ has posted a fix to a lockup problem experienced by users of the 5800/5900 series Presarios using the AMD Athlon processor.

Presario Models affected:

Presario 5831, 5833, 5837, 5838, 5855, 5858, 5861, 5862, 5868, 5875, 5888, 5900Z

The ROM update does the following:

- Fixes an issue where models with certain DVD drives would occasionally lock up when starting up Windows.

- Fixed a long delay when configuring UDMA drives.

- Changed some timings to support additional memory devices.

You can download the fix at:

<a href="http://web14.compaq.com/falco/sp_results.asp?recid=SP12392"><font color="#003399">http://web14.compaq.com/falco/sp_results.asp?recid=SP12392

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on January 5, 2000