First post, by britain4
So I’ve picked up a nice little baby AT machine recently for another “build” - it’s all up and running as is but with onboard everything so the plan was to just throw a Voodoo1 in it and a sound card, and call it a day.
There’s been a fail with the board layout of the PCChips M598LMR though - clearly not designed for any large PCI cards the CPU socket is directly adjacent to both of the PCI slots and the Voodoo card is about an inch too long to clear the heatsink.
I feel like I’m just going to have to swap it for a different board but I’m reluctant as it has all of its extension brackets and stuff. Anyone run into this issue before and used a PCI riser/modified the heat sink etc to get around it?
Edit: having looked at it a bit more I think I can just Dremel just the lower left corner of the heatsink fins off and make room for it that way?
- AMD K6-II 400MHZ, PCChips M598LMR, Voodoo
- P-MMX 233MHz, FIC PA2013, S3 ViRGE + Voodoo
- PII 400MHz, MSI MS6119, ATI Rage Pro Turbo + Voodoo2 SLI
- PIII 933MHz, ECS P6IPAT, Voodoo5 5500
- Toshiba Libretto 110CT, 300MHz, 96MB RAM