First post, by UselessSoftware
Hi all. I'm trying to build myself something I've been meaning to get around to for a long time. A dual Tualatin P3 1.4 GHz system.
I tried it with an Asus TR-DLSR server board. This one apparently came out of an HP NetServer LP1000r according to the BIOS. The board came with dual 1.26 GHz Tualatins and 2 GB RAM. It's been working well in that configuration, but last night I tried to install dual 1.4's. Didn't go well. It refuses to POST with them. The screen just stays black, despite clearing CMOS and messing with jumpers and DIP switches a bit. I tried to flash the official Asus BIOS over the HP version, but it doesn't have the hooks that the Asus flasher wants to use.
The manual for the board says 1.4 GHz should work, but maybe it's an issue with that HP BIOS. I don't know.
Anyway, I put the 1.26 chips back on for now. I'm trying to figure out what other motherboard would be a good choice here. I can get a good price on an Intel Server Board STL2. These work with 1.4 GHz right? Or is there another better option that's easy to find and not overpriced?
I don't need the absolute best of the best performance, but close to it would be nice.
EDIT: And I want something that will work okay with a dedicated 3D graphics card. My Asus board won't post if I install my FX 5200 or Radeon 9200 PCI cards, and the integrated Rage XL is horrifyingly bad...