For those of you currently running or contemplating the K7 Thunder, DO NOT install BIOS version 2.06. It will cause all sorts of wierdness to your rig. My system would continually reboot by itself during all different times. I downgraded to 2.05, and all seems well. Keep in mind that Tyan has released a new K7 Thunder which has an updated AMD approved 462 socket. What does this mean? Who knows. This has to be serious enough to have AMD tell Tyan to change the 462 sockets that they use. As many of you know, I was supposed to provide the SCSI review of the K7 Thunder, but this system has never worked properly. I am talking with Tyan on almost a daily basis. I am trying to get my K7 Thunder replaced. I suggest you wait until this dual processor technology hoopla stabilizes itself. If any of you are running SCSI rigs, I can almost guarantee that you will have problems. The K7 Thunder has not been tested with many SCSI RAID adapters. The only ones that are certified are low-end Adaptec crap and one AMI controller.
If you are runnig the K7 Thunder, make this your resource centre. I will then provide this information to Tyan in California. Also, I will update this thread as more headaches develope.
It looks like I picked the wrong day to stop drinking...
It is still crashing to DOS with BIOS version 2.05.