Reply 46400 of 50504, by PcBytes
stef80 wrote on 2022-09-20, 06:59:
Ah ... decisions decisions :). I'm thinking of migrating my main slot-1 rig from 440BX to VIA Apollo Pro 133A (Asus P3 V4X). So […]smtkr wrote on 2022-09-20, 00:06:stef80 wrote on 2022-09-19, 10:55:
Managed to get my hands on two "new old stock" Asus boards.
Tusl2 I bought from a friend who got 10 such boards from a guy who had computer parts business years ago. All of the boards had a pattern of 3 bad caps that needed to be replaced. P5A came from ebay.de. It's revision 1.04 ... so K6-3+ 400ATZ found new home 😁.
Nice find. I keep trying to decide if I want to buy one of these, or keep using a slotket/440BX.
Ah ... decisions decisions 😀.
I'm thinking of migrating my main slot-1 rig from 440BX to VIA Apollo Pro 133A (Asus P3 V4X). Some advantages:
* 133Mhz FSB
* up to 1GB memory module size supported .... unbelievable for SDRAM platform
* AGP 4x
* UltraATA 66
* 6 x PCI + 1 x ISA
It would be interesting to compare such platform with Intel i815 using same 133MHz FSB CPU. VIA drivers were not the greatest at the time, but that was fixed at some point.
Regarding TrashPanda's / Radical Visions lament, I'd still choose Asus for the time period over Abit / Epox / Soltek cap bulging horrors 😀.
BTW, this is Asus Tusl2-C ... unused/new from the box, after 20 years:
Friend bought 10 recently and they all have same pattern (3 caps, same location). I never knew caps could degrade so much without ever being used.
Those seem to be HMs that I've told Radical about. They're the 2001-2004 bad batch, and it doesn't surprise me they went bad. It surprises me they have hold for so much, despite being from the bad batch.
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