Insane Hardware bericht over de compatibiliteits problemen van Elsa Gladiac GeForce2 GTS videokaarten en de nieuwere Athlon moederborden. Het probleem wordt gezocht in het PWM circuit die ervoor hoort te zorgen dat er 3.3v van je power supply wordt gehaald om je GeForce te voeden. Elsa blijkt dit dus niet getest te hebben op nieuwe moederborden waardoor er al verschillende gebruikers grootse problemen hebben gemeld:
As reported by various other webistes, ELSA have had quite a few incompatibility issues with some of there high-end 3D accelerators. We too have now come across some ELSA Gladiac incompatibilty issues with an Athlon mainboard. This time the new Iwill KV200-R KT133 Socket A board does not like the ELSA Gladiac GeForce2 GTS video card. This is the third or forth mainboard (all Athlon based) to be listed as incompatible with this accelerator. Is it ELSA or the boards at fault? I have no idea, but there is one issue that has been discovered by a few people who design this stuff.
In order to allow I/O voltage settings on newer mainboards, a PWM circuit was added to most companies deisgns to grab 3.3V from the power supply. I have heard from various sources that NVIDIA didn't think to test the geForce2 GTS Reference Card with the newer style mainboards with the new PWN circuit. On the other hand, some card makers (perhaps Asus and Creative etc etc) did test their cards with a newer style mainboard and then determined what the issue was and therefore they have little incompatibility issues. Houston, we have a problem. Most companies can reprogram certain things in the BIOS to get around this but it is unknown at this stage who can and can't do that. It looks like an issue for ELSA and possibly others aswell.