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by RRLedford
Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:17 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Two v.1.0 BP6 boards - both need CPU caps
Replies: 4
Views: 8156

Still available.
by RRLedford
Mon Nov 22, 2004 11:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Two v.1.0 BP6 boards - both need CPU caps
Replies: 4
Views: 8156

Two v.1.0 BP6 boards - both need CPU caps

Two BP6 boards both retired from bad caps instability.
Good with a solder iron?
Two Celeron 366 CPUs also available.
First decent offers get the goods
---RRL
by RRLedford
Wed Nov 17, 2004 2:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is there a modern BP6 equivalent?
Replies: 16
Views: 10028

The ASUS dual xenon board comes closest to your term "modern" (USB 2.0, DDR memory etc.) . They also have a dedicated site like the BP6.COM site. I got one of the MSI-9105 Dual P3 boards for $140 with integrated LAN + Promise RAID ATA100 just before they all disappeared. No USB 2.0 with it though. W...
by RRLedford
Sun Oct 17, 2004 6:53 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Help on dead ATI A-I-W 9700 Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 4920

Well I returned the ATI9700 A-I-W card, and good thing too. When I got a replacement ATI9800PRO A-I-W card I could not get it to load its advanced DX9 drivers to save my life. Thought I had a basic incompatibility with my ACORP Dual P3 board. Still haven't solved this one, except I know that a FX520...
by RRLedford
Sun Oct 17, 2004 5:19 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Help ATI9800 A-I-W in Acorp Dual-P3 - drivers will not load
Replies: 0
Views: 2959

Help ATI9800 A-I-W in Acorp Dual-P3 - drivers will not load

I own (2) Acorp 6A815EPD Dual P3 boards that replaced failed BP6's. Recently wanted to upgrade video from GF2-MX400 level to GF-FX 5700+ or ATI-9700+ on both. This has turned into VIDEO UPGRADE HELL! I was getting deals from NewEgg on their "refurbished" vid cards. First effort was an $140 FX5700Ult...
by RRLedford
Thu Sep 30, 2004 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Networking experts here is and interesting idea
Replies: 12
Views: 11865

If you suspect that your hubs & 100Mbps NICs are a choke point on LAN data transfers, you need to eliminate all hubs in favor of switched LAN. If you are buying a new switch - go with a gigabit ethernet unit. Linksys has an 8-port for about $125. Put a GBE NIC in your file server for about $25 onlin...
by RRLedford
Wed Sep 29, 2004 10:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Do You Own a LapTop?
Replies: 9
Views: 12074

Got a wide-screen HP on a spur of the moment purchase at Costco. It was a -$300 deal from a return and at $1399 could not resist? Had it for 9 months now & very pleased overall. runs a bit hot & sucks a LOT of power - melted the cigarette adapter plug in my van on a summer trip.
by RRLedford
Sat Aug 21, 2004 6:29 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: how do i set multipliers in the BP6 BIOS?
Replies: 20
Views: 12796

This must be why I went with the Cele-366 CPUs from the get-go & and never had to deal with this sad constraint! Sorry to all you 400+ Mhz Cleron BP6 owners!
by RRLedford
Sat Aug 21, 2004 5:52 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Integrate Service Pack 2 Into A Windows CD
Replies: 9
Views: 8694

Thanks so much for this posting! This fills the void that Microsoft creates by taking no responsibility for immediately integrating the fixes for their flaws into their S/W at the installation level. Month afer month they allow their bogus and flawed S/W to be the only install option available, pass...
by RRLedford
Sat Aug 21, 2004 1:11 am
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: how do i set multipliers in the BP6 BIOS?
Replies: 20
Views: 12796

InactiveX, If you can't adjust the Slot/FSB clock ratio & it only changes from 1/2 to 1/3 at 92MHz, then all my cards would have to handle 33-45MHz as I went up from 66-90MHz this is too much to expect from most cards. I do belive the divider can be manually set, at least in the mid range speeds of ...
by RRLedford
Sun Aug 15, 2004 1:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: PayPal
Replies: 8
Views: 11008

I have a PayPay Acct of necessity for E-Bay & I hate them. Never link your PayPal account to a Bank Acct unless you keep a small balance. Way better to link with credit card so that you can reverse a payment! I had an E_Bay scam artist list a Pentium-III 1100/256K & I paid $100. He shipped me a $40 ...
by RRLedford
Tue Aug 03, 2004 1:58 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Help on dead ATI A-I-W 9700 Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 4920

Thanks for the advise. I ended up returning the AIW-9700Pro for credit. Still looking for a replacement.
by RRLedford
Tue Aug 03, 2004 1:54 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: system performance
Replies: 17
Views: 12202

Billl, my posts have little to do with promoting.
If you understood their intent, you would realize that helping people avoid the many kicks in the balls that the HPT366 has delivered to me personally, is why I post here.
by RRLedford
Sat Jul 17, 2004 11:03 am
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: how do i set multipliers in the BP6 BIOS?
Replies: 20
Views: 12796

Remember to increase the slot speed divider as he CPU clock goes up past the mid-80MHz range. The lower 1/2 divider leaves your cards clocking into the 40+Mhz range & they start to crash your system. Switch to the 1/3 divider setting for stability of cards.
by RRLedford
Sat Jul 17, 2004 1:33 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Help on dead ATI A-I-W 9700 Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 4920

Help on dead ATI A-I-W 9700 Pro

I recently scanned the NewEgg referb section and found an ATI 9700Pro all-in-Wonder 128MB card for $200. To good to be true, since I had just returned an Nvidia 5700Ultra card which would not load the drivers -ANY Drivers! It would only function in generic VGA mode with no accelleration. After hours...
by RRLedford
Thu Jul 15, 2004 2:00 am
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: Power leap Neo-s370 Celeron 700/128/66/1.7V HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 6227

Focus on the custom Front-Side Bus speed settings- 80-110MHz.
You need to set the BIOS to User Defined FSB & IGNORE ERRORS
Locked-by-Intel Multiplier is irrelevant
Voltage boost may be needed to reach higher OC levels.
by RRLedford
Thu Jul 15, 2004 1:50 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Maximum Disk size on the ide1/ide2 controllers.
Replies: 21
Views: 18793

The Promise ATA-100/133 can be found for ~$20.
If your time has any value - 200GB of crashed drive can represent a lot of time ==> money.
So do yourself a big favor & get a Promise card!
by RRLedford
Thu Jul 15, 2004 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Installing new HD and O/S please help
Replies: 15
Views: 10042

To what controller is the drive connected - NOT the HPT366 I hope! If you plan to use the drive as it was engineered to work, purchase a Promise ATA-133 PCI card. The card's BIOS will load on boot and add a new level of LBA sector translation scheme that will give you the full 200GB & MB/s of the dr...
by RRLedford
Sun Jul 11, 2004 2:39 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Selecting a vide card?>>
Replies: 4
Views: 4604

I just got an ATI 9700Pro All-in-Wonder 128MB board from NewEgg for $200. Check their "referbished" section for great deals. I returned an Nvidia Geforce FX5700-Ultra because it would always boot up with the dredded "yellow spot" & CODE 10 Error - card would not start. Tried loading & re-loading var...
by RRLedford
Sun Jul 11, 2004 2:25 am
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: too much time on my hands...
Replies: 40
Views: 28329

You really only need a hacksaw, file, and maybe a drill. You can make your copper plate/block, & file it smooth. Then get some square or rectangular (cross section) copper tubing. This can be bent to a pattern & silver soldered to the block. Fill tube with sand to prevent collapsing on sharp bends. ...
by RRLedford
Wed Jun 23, 2004 5:10 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: Safely Removing Tualatin from Upgradeware/Powerleap adapters
Replies: 7
Views: 4528

I use a carpet knife or utility cutter wuth a tough blade. Don't force it in too far or you can cut a pin. After it goes in a little, just tilt/pry it to open the gap. After the gap opens, fine someting thicker to use to pry it open further. Work your way around evenly & it will gradually come free.
by RRLedford
Tue Jun 08, 2004 10:04 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: FastTrak S150 with BP6, go? no go?
Replies: 14
Views: 11207

RAID0 has much less overhead moving data on/off the drives, since it does not have the parity calculations that are needed for the redundancy of the RAID5, 3-drive scheme. Raw throughput is often 2-3 times faster.
by RRLedford
Tue Jun 08, 2004 2:11 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: FastTrak S150 with BP6, go? no go?
Replies: 14
Views: 11207

I have a S150-TX4 four-channel 32-bit PCI SATA Promise card in my new Dell 600SC server ($329 with 128M/20G on sale). With its cache memory and RAID capability I can tell you that it is a total overmatch to the BP6's slow bus speed. In fact, a PCI bus running at 133MHz is even a choke point for thes...
by RRLedford
Tue Jun 01, 2004 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tilting CPU fans
Replies: 18
Views: 12950

The 725's have the better wide clip I believe.
With the weight, the wide clip is important, as the pull on the socket proturson can easily shear it off with only the single grip point.
by RRLedford
Mon May 24, 2004 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Abit Northbridge Cooler
Replies: 3
Views: 2695

ABIT's Geforce FX 5200 also has same heatsink and no fan. Looks cool but runs TOO DAMN HOT! I had to pull mine off and retrofited a copper VGA active cooler.