1. Those VIA chipsets were awful. I remember helping a friend build a bunch of Duron based systems for a cafe, and they'd have issues like data corruption making its way to the hard drives.

  2. KT133A was great. Had no issues running Windows or Linux. The mobo even took an 1.8 GHz Duron in place of the original 750 MHz one without complaining.

  3. My NForce board was such a champ until I accidentally wrecked it (Tried to use a screwdriver to get the heatsink to let go; it slipped and gouged traces over half the board... )

  4. I’ve got a few of those AM2 motherboards with Nvidia chipset and on motherboard graphics. Got a VGA to hdmi adapter to see how it runs an ultrawide XD

  5. I bet there are a tonne of this sort of thing in the billions of lines of code. It will be throughout all the driver code and the operating system and software we use daily. Workarounds are an absolute normality when dealing with hardware and its often harder than you might imagine to target only the hardware you know to have the problem.

  6. Interestingly, of you look at the actual patch, it seems to be a collaboration effort between AMD and Intel people.

  7. ", it's likely this patch will be submitted this week still for the Linux 6.0 kernel rather than needing to wait until the next (v6.1) merge window."

  8. Better to allow known-good for now and then expand in the future, rather than deny known-bad, make a mistake, and end up breaking someone. Broken is worse than slow.

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