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First post, by melbar

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Here my 3rd chieftec which has a traditional beige color.
It's mainly a DirectX 8 , Win98SE machine for the time range 2001 / 2002.

The specs:

  • Celeron 1000A (tualatin core), clocked @1400Mhz , FSB 140Mhz.
  • socket A cooler, arctic cooling 3 copper silent lite, fan control with FAN mate 2.
  • QDI SynactiX 5EP rev.2.0 , Intel 815EP chipset, FC-PGA2 socket, UltraATA 100, 6 PCI, Sound Connector (PC-PCI / SB-Link)
  • 2x 256Mb SD-RAM PC133, so a total of 512 Mb ram. clocked @ 140Mhz , CL2.
  • Geforce 3 Ti 200, from MSI (/Medion) , 64Mb DDR ram.
  • PCI sound card - Terratec TT-SOLO1-SL - ES1938S
  • possible with MPU401: - Dreamblaster S2 and CHILL AND PHIL MPU401 ADAPTER
  • PCI sound card - Terratec XLerate - Aureal Vortex
  • IDE to SD adapter with a 32Gb SD card inside.
  • LG DVD Rom optical drive
  • 3.5" disk drive
  • Levicom WIN-400PS , ATX 420W
    (with recapped capacitors (the medium, big and biggest capacitors), also replaced the PSU fan with two 80mm Arctic F8 silent, also modifed with resistors)
  • 2x 80mm case fan's - Arctic F8 silent - with modifed with resistors
  • Chieftec big tower ATX case - beige

Possible clock speeds via mainboard jumper:
FSB 66Mhz --> celeron 667MHz
FSB 100Mhz --> celeron 1000MHz
FSB 133Mhz --> celeron 1333MHz

It's running cool and quiet with a moderate overclock of 1400MHz. For me it's good and not out of spec for a tualatin core.

K6-2/500 [VIA MVP3]
Athlon1200 [VIA KT133]
Celeron1000A [i815EP]

Reply 2 of 12, by melbar

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The cards ...

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K6-2/500 [VIA MVP3]
Athlon1200 [VIA KT133]
Celeron1000A [i815EP]

Reply 3 of 12, by melbar

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Soundcards with SB-Link and MPU401 possibility

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K6-2/500 [VIA MVP3]
Athlon1200 [VIA KT133]
Celeron1000A [i815EP]

Reply 4 of 12, by melbar

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Tower front

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K6-2/500 [VIA MVP3]
Athlon1200 [VIA KT133]
Celeron1000A [i815EP]

Reply 5 of 12, by melbar

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For the backplate, i had to cut back the metal a little...

There are some LED's at the back. Very not typical for mainboards...

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K6-2/500 [VIA MVP3]
Athlon1200 [VIA KT133]
Celeron1000A [i815EP]

Reply 7 of 12, by melbar

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Socket 370 - platform for my little celeron.

EDIT:

I remenber that i've already re-capped one or two capacitors 19 months ago.

The remaining caps are looking OK, and if they are getting worse they will be removed.

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Last edited by melbar on 2021-12-22, 11:55. Edited 1 time in total.

K6-2/500 [VIA MVP3]
Athlon1200 [VIA KT133]
Celeron1000A [i815EP]

Reply 9 of 12, by melbar

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stef80 wrote on 2021-12-22, 11:45:

How did you remove heatsink on this particular model? Epoxy was used as TIM.

Well, i really do not remember... Maybe i had to pull the heatsink with a force which is little bit than usual (compared to other heatsinks of this era).

At the end i was happy to remove it, on the chip are some marks anyway... It could be worse.
I have added Arctic MX-2 or MX4 , can't remember which one.

stef80 wrote on 2021-12-22, 11:51:

Great idea running Celeron on higher FSB 😀. I have delidded 1100A and Epox 3PTA board. I'm seriously considering this.

Yes, i think this cpu was a choice regarding the price / performance ratio.

I am playing Max Payne in 1280x1024 resolution but without AA.
It's running quite well with this system.

For comparison, i've estimated these values with benchmarks:

clocked @1000MHz
3DMarks 99 , 7111 , CPU Marks 14590
3DMarks 2000 , 6689

clocked @1400MHz
3DMarks 99 , 8260 , CPU Marks 20618
3DMarks 2000 , 8647

EDIT:
For a short comparison, i've overclocked the Geforce3 Ti 200 to GF3 values (200Mhz GPU / 230Mhz ram)
With my cooling it should be not a big problem for this card

3DMarks 99 , 8276 , CPU Marks 20472
3DMarks 2000 , 9006

Only for 3dmark2000 there is a little improvement. Not really a huge difference.

Last edited by melbar on 2021-12-23, 04:14. Edited 2 times in total.

K6-2/500 [VIA MVP3]
Athlon1200 [VIA KT133]
Celeron1000A [i815EP]

Reply 10 of 12, by melbar

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All the parts inside the case...

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K6-2/500 [VIA MVP3]
Athlon1200 [VIA KT133]
Celeron1000A [i815EP]

Reply 11 of 12, by melbar

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All three beige... together

K6-2(Chomper-XT) < Athlon(Thunderbird) < Celeron(Tualatin)

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K6-2/500 [VIA MVP3]
Athlon1200 [VIA KT133]
Celeron1000A [i815EP]