First post, by Sphere478
As a sequel to the apparently slightly popular thread “new processors for old sockets” I thought I’d start a discussion about making new motherboards that worked with old cpus.
As you can see this idea isn’t an original one, someone has already done it with this^
But what about socket 3, socket 7, socket 8, slot 1, socket 370, etc?
Seems like someone with much more talent than I could whip up a gerber file and order a bunch of boards and start soldering pci slots, sockets, north bridges and clock gens on it.
Could maybe even get crazy and give it a late gen ali north bridge and maybe a even newer south bridge,
Maybe even grab some promise bga chips and put sata on the board, maybe even sound, a post diagnostics readout, etc. gone could be the days of trying to find the perfect build motherboard we could make a new one with all the best parts and reliable 133mhz bus? Maybe even set the clocks from inside the bios why not?
There are several people on here making their own sound cards, maybe they could get together and make a community project of it?