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by Snugglebear
Tue Feb 24, 2004 5:10 pm
Forum: BP6 FAQs
Topic: Running Dual Pentium III FC-PGA CPU's on the BP6.
Replies: 43
Views: 65538

I check for that every 4-6 months on all my boards. No sign of leakage or puffed cases. That doesn't guarantee that they're working fine; the only way to check for sure is to pull them all off and test each one individually, which is not something I'm keen on doing.
by Snugglebear
Mon Feb 23, 2004 4:32 pm
Forum: BP6 FAQs
Topic: Running Dual Pentium III FC-PGA CPU's on the BP6.
Replies: 43
Views: 65538

I've not had any issues over the years with a single P3 in my BP6. That it's a revision .40 board may have something to do with it, as the only required mod to the power system was replacement of the 100uF cap at EC10 with a 1500uF part. After that, the jumper wire from AN15 to N33, and the powerlea...
by Snugglebear
Tue Jan 07, 2003 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1.4 celeron
Replies: 5
Views: 2076

The chipset is compatible, the socket and voltages are not.
by Snugglebear
Wed Jan 01, 2003 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: mixing sdram PC100 with PC133
Replies: 9
Views: 4017

Probably just crap memory. There's quite a bit of it floating around, especially since AMDs started getting common.
by Snugglebear
Wed Jan 01, 2003 6:43 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: BP6 is not working
Replies: 1
Views: 1120

If you pulled a PCI card while the machine was running you're best throwing it in the garbage. Perhaps your other cards, chips, and processors are undamaged, but most likely all the major components have been thoroughly fried. Test each part individually in a known-working machine to see what did an...
by Snugglebear
Tue Dec 24, 2002 11:49 am
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: Powerleap S370 question
Replies: 5
Views: 2882

Powerleap S370 question

Quick question: taking a P3-850 home with me along with a slot-1 adaptor to see if one of my parents' computers will take an upgrade. Just realized that I could also potentially use the S370 adaptor to test out another machine as well. Only problem is that the S370 has the trace on the back cut to w...
by Snugglebear
Sat Dec 21, 2002 4:21 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Away from PC's too long...XP install problems HELP!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1661

Need a lot more info, bios settings, whether the CD itself works in other machines, overclocked or not, etc.
by Snugglebear
Sat Dec 21, 2002 4:18 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Updating my BIOS and need some help please . . . .
Replies: 8
Views: 3231

The award bios 1.0a thing is not the right number to look at - that's just the string identifying the manufacturer revision of the bios chip and menu system. No matter what version of the bp6 bios you use it will alway say the same thing. The abit bios microcode updates a different code on the POST ...
by Snugglebear
Sat Dec 21, 2002 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No powerdown after shutdown...
Replies: 2
Views: 1335

Win2k is NT 5.0, XP is 5.1 or 5.2. Yeah, they really did charge you a lot more for a point release. As for your problem, don't futz with the ACPI or MPS values in the bios and then expect windows to boot again happily. NT derivative OSes use a HAL (hardware abstraction layer) to provide an interface...
by Snugglebear
Sat Dec 21, 2002 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 256 Sdram Pc133
Replies: 5
Views: 1860

Sure it's not detecting half the 256MB stick and the full amount of the 128MB stick? Try the 256 stick alone; if it sees half, the stick is your problem and you need to get low density/non-double sided memory. 256MB sticks from crucuial have worked good for me so far. If the board sees the full 256,...
by Snugglebear
Thu Dec 19, 2002 9:56 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Updating my BIOS and need some help please . . . .
Replies: 8
Views: 3231

The clearing step after the flash is not required. It's a good idea, though. In your case just hit F1, then get into the bios and change your settings to what you need. The error you got is typical and not dangerous, it just means the bios wants you to take a look at the CPU settings.
by Snugglebear
Thu Dec 19, 2002 5:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Best card with 500MHz celeron ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2428

Any new card will increase your performance because of the T&L engines onboard, but then your processor still won't be able to keep the card fed. GF4MX's have a pretty bad rep when it comes to performance; most people shoot for Ti4200s if they want to go Nvidia's way. I personally prefer radeons, an...
by Snugglebear
Thu Dec 19, 2002 5:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Determining what voltage a video card might be...
Replies: 2
Views: 3060

Supposedly the entire GF line is 1.5-capable due to the 4x compatibility. You might need to dig up the specs on the Nvidia reference card it's a copy of, as specific info on that particular card is lacking. Either way I hope you don't want to do much 3D work/gaming with it, as it's an ancient part, ...
by Snugglebear
Thu Dec 19, 2002 5:04 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Just installed second CPU, strange stuff
Replies: 1
Views: 1084

I'd pull out the goofy processor and reflash the bios with RU final; there shouldn't be any real changes, but you never know. Perhaps one of the ones with the newer HPT code might be a good idea. Either way, flash the sucker with a single CPU, making damn sure none of the "cache bios" options are ch...
by Snugglebear
Wed Dec 18, 2002 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: curios as to what networks people have
Replies: 52
Views: 48588

The first workstation is my bp6 with two p3-850s... Second workstation is the vp6 with two p3-700s @ 933 Snugglebear: As a side-note, have you run any benchmarks on these two workstations? They seem very similar in terms of clock-speed, and I'm interested in how the BX chipset stands up against the...
by Snugglebear
Tue Dec 17, 2002 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: curios as to what networks people have
Replies: 52
Views: 48588

Lets see... right now there's a linksys cable modem hooked to a linksys router hooked to a linksys switch. From there I've got a linksys WAP connecting my ibook the the network. Next port over there's my old HPUX workstation that functions as my http/dns/remote smb/qmail/ssh/vpn server. Over from th...
by Snugglebear
Sat Dec 14, 2002 8:37 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Anyone have a copy of lindows?
Replies: 72
Views: 48619

Buddy of mine's 5 year old son understands unix permissions and how to crack passwords already. Have to remember to lock down the workstation and make sure it's hardened before he rolls into town.
by Snugglebear
Sat Dec 14, 2002 8:33 am
Forum: Software
Topic: BIOS trouble among other things
Replies: 3
Views: 1635

Replace the GF2 and see what happens.
by Snugglebear
Sat Dec 14, 2002 8:31 am
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: P3 650e Cpu
Replies: 3
Views: 2127

The 650 coppermines didn't have 512Kb of cache, though. The slot-1 Katmais did, but then it was 1/2 speed stuff and they're not 650e (e for CuMine).
by Snugglebear
Wed Dec 11, 2002 1:02 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: SMPSeeSaw
Replies: 1
Views: 2927

It does. But then I find using the task manager to be just as easy.
by Snugglebear
Wed Dec 11, 2002 1:01 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: rocketRaid133 on BP6
Replies: 1
Views: 1223

Set EXT means to SCSI in the bios. Also make sure the boot order is something like A,EXT,C.
by Snugglebear
Wed Dec 11, 2002 1:00 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: BP6 stops at Verifying DMI Pool.....Help
Replies: 20
Views: 5650

Revision number has to do with minor board design changes. You'll notice that the EC10 and VR problems are related to certain revision #s.
by Snugglebear
Tue Dec 10, 2002 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: question about pentium 3 mod
Replies: 1
Views: 1021

Intels are multiplier locked, so if you want 1100mhz, you need the 133 bus. If this is unatainable (and it's very hard to make it that high with the bp6), then you'll be running at 8.5 x FSB speed, meaning worst case you run at 100mhz FSB giving you dual 850s. The bp6 has the necessary divider to kn...
by Snugglebear
Tue Dec 10, 2002 1:26 am
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: BP6 stops at Verifying DMI Pool.....Help
Replies: 20
Views: 5650

What happens if you fire it up with no disks or floppies attached? If you get the OS not found error, your issue is software, if it's still chillin on the DMI pool, it's hardware or bios.
by Snugglebear
Mon Dec 09, 2002 9:42 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: BP6 stops at Verifying DMI Pool.....Help
Replies: 20
Views: 5650

Do an inspection on your caps to make sure there aren't any leaks or blown caps. While you're in there reset the CMOS with the reset jumper or pulling the battery.