It seems i did not post my dual Tualatin sys in here...
That board is idiot/ bombproof.. Since i got it it did have problems, like BIOS rom ERROR, blown up secondary ram slot, and at least x3 places where the traces was without the industial PCB paint, and on top on all that there was thic coat from fucking cigarette smoke. The previous owner seems was idiot, no matter he was scientist from an university, he did all that crap on this nice board, but i was able to fix the board, after 3 baths of 95% isopol alcohol, then the board was a bit better working. Then did buy new caps to replace the bad brands, and used some nail polish to fix the messed up places and cover the traces. Since then the board is working great, the only 2 parts i dont get is, why the BIOS rom ERROR still presist, but if the system was not powered in like 2 weeks, the first start is nothing on the screen or beep, when left like that powered on/ black screen, after 10 minutes when restarting the system it post properly, did replace the PSU, as i did think it was from it, nah, need more testing about that crap. Also cant OC the CPUs, there is the option in the BIOS, but when i set whatever voltage it applies in BIOS< but on post screen and OS it is the default of 1.45v, never changes 🤣, but the frequency changes, and other stuff, very strange, and since 1.5GHz is not stable cuz of less voltage prob i keep them at stock 1.4.. I am looking for the exact same mobo anyway, since it is so tough and hard to be killed, it works after all that shit it did saw from the previous idiot owner, also it works witl all 4 slots, no matter the second slot is working only with 1 pin, as the one on the oposite side is blown up, whole miracle that board is still even posting after all this nonsense... There was also modding for the big cap next to the AGP slot, did prevent cards with coolers to be installed 🤣 .
This is why i consider that AOpen as a brand, and this board to be very very good. I had also x3 AOpen socket 7 boards (now only 1 sold the other 2) they was all working great. Looking into it to find AOpen AX6BC-Pro-II ME and AOpen AK79G Tube, Aopen AX3S Pro both Sweet Kiss and Che-Che...
x2 Intel Pentium III 1400S
AOpen DX34R-U Dual 370
x2 ECC 512MB HyniX 133 + 1GB Hitachi (since i dont have 4 512 sticks, or second 1GB Hitachi i use only the x2 512, the 3 sticks work ok, and then when shutdown the system and boot some times it starts to BSOD and restarts)
MSI GEforce FX5950U/ XFX GEforce 7800GS/ 3Dfx Voodoo V 5500
200GB MaxtoR IDE
AC Bel 340W (IBM OEM)
About dual 370 boards so far i had ABIT BP6, AOpen DX34R-U, GIGAbyte GA-6VXD7 rev 1.0. From all of these the AOpen is the best, since it supports native Tualatins, and also it comes in Stealth Black color, sadly it does not have DUAL BIOS as the single socket AOpen board has or the GIGAbyte... Sadly this GA-6VXD7 is not the better model that supports native Tualatins... Also there is some higher end single socket boards from Gigabyte that support native Tualatin, even the high end Slot 1 GA-BX2000+ is blue PCB, why the hell then this GA-6VXD7 and the one with the blue sockets dont have blue PCB is the question.. ABIT dual s370 boards suck hard, i heard they are very UNstable boards, i sold mine, did not use it much cant say, but i still have that GIGAbyte and the AOpen.. Some ppl consider ASUS CUV4X-DLS to be the very best dual s370 (not sure if did natively support Tualatin), but i dont like the ASUS as brand at all they tend just to die for no reason at all. The MSI board is prob fine, aside from the dumb placing of the caps near the sockets.. I consider the AOpen to be one of the best, the color is great, and my mobo at least is bomb proof, sadly from the old/ vintage parts the only dual GPU card that makes sense for that board is XGI Volary V8 since its PCB is black as well, meanwhile Rage Fury MaXX and Voodoo V both are green ...
Aside from that voltage BS in BIOS and the delayed post, the mobo works like a charm, no instability issues on XP SP3, did run bunch of games, internet and stuff on the system, cant complain at all how the VIA chipset works or anything.
Mah systems retro, old, newer (Radical stuff)
W3680 4.5/ GA-x58 UD7/ R9 280x
K7 2.6/ NF7-S/ HD3850
IBM x2 P3 933/ GA-6VXD7/ Voodoo V 5.5K
Cmq P2 450/ GA-BX2000/ V2 SLI
Cmq DeskPRO 486/33
IBM PS/2 Model 56
SPS IntelleXT 8088