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by purrkur
Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:59 am
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: 700MHz Celeron II
Replies: 8
Views: 10627

Im pretty sure if you can get it going the BP6FSB utility(or some other FSB variation) might be benificial to you. Yeah, or I might just leave it. The box will either end up as a "server" with the Celeron, or a workstation (with a P3). In either case, lowering noise will be important and as we all ...
by purrkur
Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:28 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: BeOS Boot Floppy/CD Collection Site Launched
Replies: 1
Views: 2848

BeOS Boot Floppy/CD Collection Site Launched

This should bring the BeOS fanatics out of hiding :)
by purrkur
Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:34 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: 700MHz Celeron II
Replies: 8
Views: 10627

I had a few minutes to spare yesterday (VERY unusual these days) so I hooked up the motherboard to a screen, CD-ROM player, power supply, mouse and keyboard to see if this board wants to play nice. It booted up just fine and in a few minutes I had Knoppix up and running without a hitch. Getting the ...
by purrkur
Sun Jan 29, 2006 4:40 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: BP6 and AHA-2940UW problem
Replies: 8
Views: 9073

OK, I've done it. I took my Gateway based Adaptec 2940UW and placed it in the second PCI slot below the AGP slot. My BP6 boots up just fine. Just to let you know, I have nothing attached to the SCSI card at all. I just put it in, booted and checked if the machine runs. It runs just fine. I even chec...
by purrkur
Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: BP6 and AHA-2940UW problem
Replies: 8
Views: 9073

One more thing, this 2940 is OEM version from Dell computer and doesn't have BIOS, maybe bp6 is looking for this non-existing bios? No, the BP6 doesn't know if the adapter has a BIOS or not (not all SCSI adapters do). I do have a AHA-2940 UW myself that came from a Gateway machine. Maybe I should d...
by purrkur
Sat Jan 28, 2006 10:06 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What's Wrong with my video card?
Replies: 7
Views: 8265

My first three thoughts were (1)heat, (2) overclocking and (3)it is an older ATi graphics adapter. I had one of those some time ago (I think it was called Rage 128) and I it seemed as if Ati never managed to make proper drivers for it. Poor rendering was always cropping up in various games. I eventu...
by purrkur
Fri Jan 27, 2006 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: POST displays incorrect proc. MHz values
Replies: 12
Views: 9244

Gentoo rocks! I've been running Gentoo from a stage 1 install on a Pentium 200 for a couple years! Talk about a long install time ;). That being said, it was just a fileserver/home gateway, i.e. no x-windows. So post install performance wasn't that big of a deal. Hehehe! I agree, if you got the tim...
by purrkur
Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: POST displays incorrect proc. MHz values
Replies: 12
Views: 9244

I'm going to be installing Gentoo Linux on it over the weekend. Given that Gentoo builds most of itself from source, that should be a good judge of the procs ability. I am a Gentoo user myself but I haven't bothered with the BP6 and Gentoo because it would take too long :) However, Debian runs nice...
by purrkur
Fri Jan 27, 2006 1:11 am
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: 700MHz Celeron II
Replies: 8
Views: 10627

Thanks for the feedback. The sweet thing about the motherboard is the size and that it can run 66/100/133 MHz FSB's. I am pretty sure that it won't have any overclocking ability as it is probably designed by Intel for Fujitsu-Siemens as an OEM board. Those are always stripped of options in BIOS. In ...
by purrkur
Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:48 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: 700MHz Celeron II
Replies: 8
Views: 10627

700MHz Celeron II

I just bought myself a motherboard based on th 815 chipset from Intel with built in sound and graphics. The board is a micro ATX size with 3 PCI and 1 AGP port (despite the built in graphics) and I would say that the quality of it is impressive. It is a pull from a Fujitsu-Siemens computer. Along wi...
by purrkur
Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: BP6 and AHA-2940UW problem
Replies: 8
Views: 9073

We got a few around here running SCSI drives in their BP6's. Don't know where they are atm and I don't know what adapters the are running. I am however surprised to see that the 2940 isn't working. Anyways, could it be an IRQ issue? Have you tried disabling IDE's alltogether, as well as serial/paral...
by purrkur
Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: POST displays incorrect proc. MHz values
Replies: 12
Views: 9244

BIOS doesn't measure the speed. It goes by a pre-programmed table. It won't reflect your actual speed so it can be safely ignored just like Dave Rave so correctly pointed out.
by purrkur
Tue Jan 17, 2006 2:21 am
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: Chipset (PCIset chip) Cooling
Replies: 10
Views: 11883

Thanks for your post Jordan. If nobody tries it then none of us will be any wiser :) FWIW, I bought myself a replacement cooler and fan from Titan the other day for a nVidia Geforce2 GTS graphics card. The package included (other than the GPU Cooler and fan) 8 small aluminum heatsinks that were mean...
by purrkur
Mon Jan 16, 2006 1:19 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Fan Speed Software Auto-contoller?
Replies: 11
Views: 8133

OK, we are not running the same version. My wife's computer is a Windows machine. I am running the latest version of MBM which I found over here (version 5.3.7.0): http://mbm.livewiredev.com/download.html I am not sure but I think there may be issues with running that version on a BP6. I think that ...
by purrkur
Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:31 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Fan Speed Software Auto-contoller?
Replies: 11
Views: 8133

I just installed the latest version (5.3 something) on my wifes computer. Granted, it is a 1GHz Athlon machine but cpu usage is not even registered on this system. For some reason my system only reports 2120K being used on the binary. I can't see how you can get four times more...
by purrkur
Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:28 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: Chipset (PCIset chip) Cooling
Replies: 10
Views: 11883

KliK wrote:it is hot, but it's supposed to run on 33MHz...that is not too much heat for the chipset...
That depends on the size of the transistors used in the chip along with the manufacturing technology used. The chip could indeed be very hot at 33MHz.
by purrkur
Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More bad caps
Replies: 0
Views: 3872

More bad caps

I had my friends server over at my house for a health check. He told me that his machine was highly unstable and would either lock up or not boot correctly anymore. I have checked out the machine. He is running a Soltek SL-75KAV motherboard and an XP1700+ cpu. The chipset (VIA KT133A IIRC) is absolu...
by purrkur
Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:46 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Fan Speed Software Auto-contoller?
Replies: 11
Views: 8133

yeah, that would be nice...but how much CPU power does that program takes from the system, just to run the fans... from my experiances with similar program that monitor hardware, they offten freeze the computer, like the MBM!! so that is why i don't use the manual seting, and the hardware built in ...
by purrkur
Mon Jan 16, 2006 4:32 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Is XP SP2 ok to use now...why would I want to?
Replies: 15
Views: 11988

By the way, purrker, are you a user/member at smoothwall? As I was perusing I noticed a discussion about 3 months ago on which to choose between a P-II/333 and a Celly/433. I started to drool then remembered Im not signed up yet. No I am not a member. I haven't really needed membership but I have b...
by purrkur
Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: Cases / Other Mods
Topic: Third caps-swap...
Replies: 5
Views: 6816

I moved a BP6 from one site to another, pulled dual 366 and replaced with a single 500. The board always hangs in the bios page that shows temps and such but after the move it went really flakey. Tried resetting bios, booting while holding Insert, changing ram then the cpu. nothing worked. Pulled t...
by purrkur
Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: Johnny 5 is alive! (sort of)
Replies: 18
Views: 20259

I think the bench purrkur did is the best ever done on a BP6 and possably the best comparison presentation on any mobo. It ought to be "required reading" for anyone thinking about OC'ing anything. Thanks for those kind words :oops: purrkur mentioned a pair of 400s. I kinda wish he included that pai...
by purrkur
Sun Jan 15, 2006 4:26 am
Forum: Cases / Other Mods
Topic: Third caps-swap...
Replies: 5
Views: 6816

Purrkur, You said here comes 92 then no more...did we loose you? Sorry guys, didn't mean to leave you hanging. From the looks of it, the board seems to be a dud. Even at 2x366 and default voltage the board will work for a while and then hang, just like it did before the mods. I really thought the s...
by purrkur
Sat Jan 14, 2006 3:44 am
Forum: Cases / Other Mods
Topic: Jackcon caps
Replies: 4
Views: 6070

I think Tim got the same ones I got. It may explain why his board started acting up again (he switched the 10V ones for the 6.3V ones). I decided to go buy new 10V ones instead. I know now that they are not needed everywhere but for the CPU voltage regulator I would say that it would be dumb to take...
by purrkur
Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:20 pm
Forum: Cases / Other Mods
Topic: Third caps-swap...
Replies: 5
Views: 6816

Third caps-swap...

I have just completed my third BP6 cap-swapping. This third board is a bit strange in that it looked like new when I got it (i.e. caps all look new and none are visibly broken) but it was definitely unstable. It would lock up randomly every now and then even when I wasn't loading the system. This sy...
by purrkur
Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:16 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Has anyone here used dumpchk.exe?
Replies: 7
Views: 6673

Man, BP6.com is so slow that it cannot even count the number of posts correctly anymore :)