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  Tyan Thunder K7, working fine here 
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Barry Adams Jul 23, 2001, 11:53pm EDT Report Abuse

I've been running 2 Tyan, Dual 1.2 Athlon MP, systems at work for
3 weeks now, with 100% stablity so far under Red Linux 7.1, and
no problems of any kind.

One of the boxes is running a multithreaded genetic algorithm, the
other is being tested as a server.

I get a load average of just over 1.7 on the box running the Genetic algorithm which if i'm reading it right indicates the dual system is running
a utilising the dual processors at 85% of the speed of two seperate
systems, which is excellent.

So far i'm very happy with the systems and wouldn't have any concerns
about recommending them.

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dieu dieu Jul 24, 2001, 01:05am EDT Report Abuse
>> Tyan Thunder K7 Update

Kevin Hamill Jul 25, 2001, 01:51am EDT Report Abuse
>> [No Subject]
So I guess we should all just buy i860 boards with XEONS and Apollo Pro 266T dual boards with Tualatins, huh? :)

I suppose that is what you get when you try reverse engineering a power spec. Wouldn't it be funny if the $200 boards were less quirky than the $600 one?

Ahh, gotta love these computers...

Brendan Harnett Aug 10, 2001, 12:00pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Well, I've been in both worlds.
I too, had trouble with the Tyan T-K7 Rev 1. After over 12 hours of fiddling, Bios flashing, and hundreds of very long, slow reboots, I was finally able to get it working. In effect, most of my problems were user error... but user error that could have been avoided if Tyan had though things out a little bit more completely. The most frustrating thing was the behaviour of the board prior to the v 2.06 BIOS flash. I didn't really expect there to be one so soon, so I didn't really look on Tyan's website until that was over. In the ends, it still suffered from tricky AGP and problematic PCI configurations.

The second revision boards, of which I have used several now, have all been flawless. My feeling is that Tyan obiously rushed the Rev. 1 boards out, and was dishonest about their problems. Tyan has lost alot of respect in my book. However, since they are offering a solit Palominox2 solution, I'm hard pressed to go anywhere else. You just can't get this level of performance elsewhere, and many of my Electronic Media Design customers and clients want this particular system...

Dan Mepham Aug 11, 2001, 10:45am EDT Report Abuse
>> [No Subject]

That's my suspicion exactly. The later Rev. boards seem to be doing just fine (with the exception of some strange NMB power supply isses.. jury's still out on that one), but it seems like the earlier board revisions were quite a bit more quirky. My problem is that I see Tyan doing very little for those early adopters that may have gotten stuck with a quirky first release board.

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Tony Wilson Aug 28, 2001, 04:16pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Tyan Thunder K7, working fine here
How can you tell if you have the b motherboard? My system should be up and running friday.


NickName Aug 29, 2001, 01:20am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Tyan Thunder K7, working fine here
That is a good question. :-)



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