Nexxen wrote on 2023-01-29, 22:48:
AlessandroB wrote on 2023-01-29, 16:18:
PC with cache does not boot, disabling it works normally. I proceeded to uninstall the chips on the motherboard. Will the computer suffer as much in speed without L2? Or should I try to find a new one? Is there a way to test which chip is bad??
Faulty cache chip, I had it many times.
Unless it is not... :p
unstable or faulty cache could cause lockups, program crashes, etc. or make your PC refuse to boot, was experiencing this on one of my 486 boards, i eventually got it to work with some known good ICs i have in my random ICs box, it's only 128k but it is all fine.
R5 5600X, 16 GB RAM, RTX 3060 TI, Win10
P3 933, 512 MB RAM, nVidia Geforce 2 MX 400, Audigy 2 ZS, Win98
P133, 32 MB RAM, S3 Trio64v+, ESS ES688FC, Win95
486DX2 66, 32 MB RAM, Cirrus 5428, Aztech 2316, DOS-3.11