[CentOS] Intel motherboard BOXD915GAVL very slow with centos 4

Wed Apr 27 22:12:02 UTC 2005
David Thompson <thomas at cs.wisc.edu>

Jerry Geis wrote:
>I am installing a BOXD915GAVL system and centos 4.
>The CPU is a 2.8 GIG celeron D with 1GIG memory and 120GIG Seagate drive.
>Is is VERY slow. What gives?
>Any other experience with something like this?
>It is installing but even after install when booting it
>is taking VERY long time to even get to the Checking new hardware screen.

Two bits of advice:

1) -- get and apply the BIOS update from Intel.  That solved our performance 
problems with 915-based systems for both RHEL 3.4 and 4.0 systems.

2) -- don't send HTML email to mailing lists.

Happy Hunting.

Dave Thompson  ( thomas(at)cs(dot)wisc(dot)edu )

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