First post, by 386SX
I was trying this Athlon 1400/133 cpu on a A7N8X-E board with 1,5GB of Kingston DDR@266Mhz, a Radeon 7000 64MB, an Audigy and an old Maxtor 8,4GB disk. Some sort of old mixed machine to see how good it could be for both 2000 gaming and maybe also as a home modern linux machine. In fact I'm trying a 4,15.x kernel based linux on it and even without SSE1 the latest browsers and apps still works. 😁
I am using an Enermax EG375AX-VE(W) 24P psu and with this low end gpu the 5V voltage is down to 4,89v while the 12v one, is up to 12,6v.. do you think this cpu is just too much for a long time usage stressing most components? At first I wanted to try a Geode 1500 cpu on this config but this board with the latest 1013 bios still doesn't work with it and I don't know why. So I went for the "best of the oldest" cpu that should be more or less equally "fast".
I might try some Athlon XP on it but I wanted this config to be a bit closer to the old tech than the new one.
Any opinions on this choice? Would you use this power demanding cpu at all?