Eric W Biederman ebiederman at
Sat Sep 28 17:17:01 CEST 2002

Ronald G Minnich <rminnich at> writes:

> On Sat, 28 Sep 2002, Ian Molton wrote:
> > Can I use LinuxBIOS on an ASUS A7M ?
> I forget the chipset, so I don't know.
> > how do you tweak settings like CAS latency / things like that when using
> > LinuxBIOS ?
> carefully :-)
> you can't just change CAS on the fly. If you do, RAM stops working.
> SDRAM is non trivial. So you have to make linuxbios set those parameters
> on startup.
> Although why you would want to set faster CL2 for CL3 ram, or set slower
> CL3 for CL2 ram, is something I don't understand.

The slower I can under stand for debugging, the rest I really don't know.

The EEPROMS on ram chips also accept the WRITE_BYTE/WRITE_BLOCK commands,
or at least some of them do, so the right solution might just be to relable
your ram...


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