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Questions regarding M585LMR

Postby Automat » 2015-7-25 @ 05:58

Hi team,

i could get my hands on a PCChips M585LMR rev. 1.2 which is fully equipped with all, what can be needed:
Modem, LAN, Sound, VGA, K6-2 500, 3 RAM Slots, etc.
The board runs fine (only for testing, w/o OS, 110*5), but and I consider whether it is worth to build up a complete SS7 rig.
Is this board something special? Or is it better to hang it on the wall for decoration purposes... :lol:
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Re: Questions regarding M585LMR

Postby ODwilly » 2015-7-25 @ 07:11

From what I have found researching online if it is functional it would make a good little 98se system. Along the lines of a weak P2/3 system! For the right price it is a good deal and does not deserve being hung on the wall unless for non-functional purposes :) (take a close look at the caps for bulges)
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Re: Questions regarding M585LMR

Postby Mut » 2015-7-25 @ 20:15

in general , i hate pcchips.

But this board is interesting, it comes with the somewhat uncommon mvp4, a upgraded version of the famous mvp3. Mvp4 was a very late socket7 chipset (like alladin 7) and was adopted on very few motherboards.

Like ODwilly said, take a look at the caps, pcchips uses poor quality caps.
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Re: Questions regarding M585LMR

Postby Automat » 2015-7-27 @ 17:59

The caps are ok, but if this board is nothing special or rare, i'll put it on the wall or give it away. Thats ok.
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Re: Questions regarding M585LMR

Postby Mut » 2015-7-27 @ 19:59

I would keep this board for benchmarking and testing only (rare chipset).

For a SS7 rig, would use something more reliable.
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Re: Questions regarding M585LMR

Postby ODwilly » 2015-7-27 @ 20:40

IIRC the integrated video on these is a Trident Blade, which is pretty good quality 2D and not a terrible 3D performance for the budget market it belongs in. I think the range of Socket 7-SS7 cpu's you could use with it along with the ability to combine the integrated gpu with a Voodoo would make it a neat build :)
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