RandomStranger wrote on 2022-11-09, 11:39:
I got some stuff from a coworker to test and see what works and fix if something can be easily fixed. […]
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I got some stuff from a coworker to test and see what works and fix if something can be easily fixed.
Sound Blaster SB100; Radeon 9250; Radeon 9600
All seem to be good at first glance.
Athlon 2000+; K6-2/500; Celedon D 2.5GHz; Celeron 1.7GHz(x2); Celeron 700
The Celeron 1.7 needed some pin straightening.
Otherwise only the Athlon and the K6-2 has any kind of meaningful value, but the rest are good disposable test processors for the boards.
An MSI looking s370 board with Universal AGP. Seems to be a passable test board or budget Win9x board.
An ASUS A7V266-E, decent Socket A board, but with some bulging caps. It had a missing chipset cooler.
AsRock K7VT4A Pro, decent looking Socket A board, don't seem to have any visible faults.
ASUS P4P800 SE, decent Socket478 board with cooler and unknown CPU. Don't seem to have any damage.
ASUS P5S-MX SE, seems to be a worthless budget board S775, but doesn't have any visible damage, only a missing chipset cooler.
ABIT BD7II, either non-RAID version with only a missing chipset cooler or the RAID version with also missing some IDE connectors. Probably the former.
Some Spacewalker (?) S478 board with no visible damage or missing parts.
ASUS P5E3 Pro, decent looking late S775 board with no visible damage.
I can keep an item or two as payment and help sell the rest. If the ASUS A7V266-E can be reliably fixed, this one has connector for my ASUS iPanel, I'll take it as payment. If not, i'll likely go with the AsRock. The K6-2 would be good too, but I don't have a board for that so I can't even test it. Otherwise not a lot of value here.
Mildly disappointing day of testing.
None of the s478 boards posted. Some spun the fans.
None of the Socket A boards posted. The ASUS did spin the fans, the AsRock did nothing. I still hold on to the hope that a recapping might fix the ASUS.
As for the Socket370 board, I also took the leap of faith with that and it initially worked fine, booted into Windows 98 with my CF.
Successfully tested the expansion cards. Except for the last one. When I tested the last one, the Radeon 9600, it was artifacting. It had a loose leg on a VRM chip which got soldered back on. Next time when I started, something popped and the board no longer posted. The only damage I found was a small cap which popped off that seems to have been connected to a serial controller.
As for the cards:
SB0100 - Works as intended, sounds fine.
Radeon 9250 AGP - Works as intended, the heatsink is a little hot, probably needs new grease. 49fps in Quake III Arena (GoG, timedemo).
Radeon 9250 PCI - This joined the party today, works as intended, also needs fresh grease, 43.5fps in Q3A.
I don't know if this last board was actually killed by the R9600 or something just happened to give out right then and there. The graphics card doesn't seem to be shorted when checked with a multimeter and the part where the cap was blown off has nothing to do with the AGP port.