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Asrock 775i65G Millenium/XP Build

Postby aberration » 2018-1-10 @ 06:01

My first post here! So, finally finished up this build in a monster of a beige box. Running a Millenium and XP dual boot on the 775i65G board with 2GB of ram (rloew patch) and a core 2 duo E7300. By my figuring half a core 2 beats a pentium 4 with architecture improvements and smaller transistors, this being a 45nm I think, (Windows 98 saw it as a pentium 3 before the ME upgrade) plus the 2 cores work well for the XP boot. Amazingly ME is running much more stable on here than 98 would and I must confess I prefer it to 98. Cut a hole for the 120mm fan in the back of this case and had to hack up the IO panel to make it fit around some of the case's proprietary tabs. May have gone overboard with the power supply and between it and the IDE ribbons I'm at a loss as to the cable management here (advice?).

I'm actually curious as to whether I could install a linux distro or windows 10 on it as well as I have a free windows 10 key from my university but afraid of mucking up the bootloader.

-775i65G board
-Core 2 Duo E7300
-2GB ram
-God knows what case...
-Windows ME and XP
-2 Optical
-Zip 250
-Floppy
-Card readers (XP only)
-Do not have a graphics card installed yet, its in the mail
-40GB and 70GB IDE drives from my parts heap
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Re: Asrock 775i65G Millenium/XP Build

Postby KCompRoom2000 » 2018-1-10 @ 08:10

Good job, I actually like these "camouflage" kinds of builds where someone puts newer hardware inside a vintage case and vice versa (I'm actually thinking about doing a mATX SS7 build inside a modern OEM case at some point). If that was my build, I'd replace the Pentium II and Windows NT/98 stickers with Core 2 Duo and Windows XP stickers to make it look true to what it is. :blush:

aberration wrote:I'm actually curious as to whether I could install a linux distro or windows 10 on it as well as I have a free windows 10 key from my university but afraid of mucking up the bootloader.

Since you're using IDE hard drives for ME and XP, you could look into installing a separate SATA hard/solid state drive for your Windows 10/Linux installs, that way it doesn't affect the other operating systems (if you're too worried about the other OSes, you can always unplug the IDE hard drives during the setup and then plug them back in once you're done).
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Re: Asrock 775i65G Millenium/XP Build

Postby oeuvre » 2018-1-10 @ 13:56

Where did you get the case from?
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Re: Asrock 775i65G Millenium/XP Build

Postby aberration » 2018-1-10 @ 15:58

I bought it, according to my ebay records, in 2016 from the seller "bjsurplus99". Managed to find it again! They have a lot of beige boxes.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Full-Tower-AT- ... SwmrlUucnc
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Re: Asrock 775i65G Millenium/XP Build

Postby Srandista » 2018-1-10 @ 16:49

Heh, that mATX board looks so small in that case :-) One can almost overlook it :-D

Hopefully, I will soon join the dual core group as well, and replace current C2Q for something much cooler. Previous 2 orders got lost during shipment. And I'm looking forward, which AGP graphic card will end up in your machine!
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Re: Asrock 775i65G Millenium/XP Build

Postby oeuvre » 2018-1-10 @ 17:03

ah right, that seller's shipping is insane though... but I live in NY state so that's why.

Also have heard bad things on here about said seller :/
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Re: Asrock 775i65G Millenium/XP Build

Postby aberration » 2018-1-10 @ 17:24

Hmm I guess I had a lucky experience then? I've been sitting on this case since I bought it until recently so I hadn't heard anything bad back then as I wasn't a member.

Radeon 98000PRO 128MB is in the mail so I should have that in a few days.
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Re: Asrock 775i65G Millenium/XP Build

Postby Scraphoarder » 2018-1-10 @ 18:47

Nice system you have built and that case is awsome! I have the same motherboard with a Core 2 Duo E8xxx something if i remember correct and 2GB ram. Tripple boot Win 98SE, XP and 7 on that and i struggeled a little bit to get the boot menu correct, but got it working. Wanted to use Windows 10 x86 instead of Windows 7, but there were som issues with the drivers for Geforce 6600 i have in that PC.
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Re: Asrock 775i65G Millenium/XP Build

Postby agent_x007 » 2018-1-11 @ 17:59

Scraphoarder wrote:I have the same motherboard with a Core 2 Duo E8xxx something if i remember correct and 2GB ram.
E8xx0 ?
Pretty sure it's limited to 800MHz or 1066MHz FSB (ie. 60% or 80% standard performance).
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Re: Asrock 775i65G Millenium/XP Build

Postby aberration » 2018-1-12 @ 22:53

Graphics card arrived today!
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Re: Asrock 775i65G Millenium/XP Build

Postby Scraphoarder » 2018-1-16 @ 20:52

agent_x007 wrote:
Scraphoarder wrote:I have the same motherboard with a Core 2 Duo E8xxx something if i remember correct and 2GB ram.
E8xx0 ?
Pretty sure it's limited to 800MHz or 1066MHz FSB (ie. 60% or 80% standard performance).

You are right. Its not a 1333Mhz cpu i have in that, but probably 800Mhz. Too lazy to pull it out to check now. My board is the r3.0 version.
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Re: Asrock 775i65G Millenium/XP Build

Postby chinny22 » 2018-1-16 @ 23:48

How is it that a case that big only has 4 drive bays!!! lol
Was going to suggest removable drive caddy but your all full up, Still everything should be nice and cool with plenty of breathing space.
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Re: Asrock 775i65G Millenium/XP Build

Postby Srandista » 2018-1-17 @ 05:58

The board should is officially limited to 1066MHz FSB. I used Q6600 on similar build until recently, but since it was total overkill, unnecessary and too hot for no reason really, I change it for Pentium E6500K with unlocked multiplier. I'm really eager to see, how it will cope with underclock, since overclock in this system is really not that necessary :-)
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Re: Asrock 775i65G Millenium/XP Build

Postby GeorgeMan » 2018-1-17 @ 18:41

I have this specific motherboard with E6500k and an HD3850/512.
Some very late games are actually cpu limited!!

When you overclock it, you lose speedstep, which kinda hits my OCD :p
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