First post, by feipoa
I have an unpopulated AT computer tower that I thought would be suitable for a socket 5 build. The purpose of the build is merely to have a build of all the socket and slot platforms for my period of interest, which is the 386-PIII era, or approximately 1992-1999. I have four motherboards with a socket 5 and was wondering if anyone has experience with these and which they would pick for the build. I believe all the boards use direct-mapped SRAM cache.
The target cpu is likely to be an AMD K5-PR200 running at 133 MHz. My aim is to use the K5 in a socket 5 motherboard without an upgrade interposer module. Graphics card, which is another topic, will likely be a Riva TNT. Might even go Riva128+Voodoo2 if I can bother to troubleshoot my flakey Voodoo2 PCB.
The motherboard at hand are:
ASUS PCI/I-P54TP4 (430FX - Triton)
ASUS PCI/I-P54SP4 (SiS 501/502/503)
Gigabyte GA-586IP (430NX - Neptune)
Elitegroup SI54P AIO w/Phoenix BIOS (SiS 501/502/503)
I don't know if any of these boards will work with the K5 yet, but as I understand it, some socket5's could accept K5's.
As for the history of the boards - bought on eBay some years ago. They all are functional. One board was bought just because it had a 40 MHz FSB and would work with the original Cyrix 6x86-80, while others were purchased hoping they would work with the Cyrix 6x86-80 (before I found the one that works), and some I was hoping to get L2 cache working with a Pentium MMX Tillamock.
Nonetheless, they are here now and I'd like to select the best one for the project at hand. Any advice from someone more seasoned with these boards?