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Intel Pentium PRO 200 question

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First post, by ontrca

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I got an Intel Pentium PRO 200 from Ebay and it has a piece of silver metal...??
On top of it...

I attached a picture.

Can I take it off?
Do I want to take it off??

I tried to scratch it off with my fingernail.

This is my first post on this site.

Any help would be appreciated 😀

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Reply 1 of 24, by pentiumspeed

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This is thermal TIM sheet, Just gently pick at one edge and tear this off just like you peel a sticker.

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Great Northern aka Canada.

Reply 10 of 24, by ODwilly

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https://stason.org/TULARC/pc/motherboards/S/S … Pro-SL-60A.html any working Socket 8 board is a good board in my book 😀

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Reply 11 of 24, by debs3759

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Or if you want a link that will be updated when new info is found, go to https://www.ultimateretro.net/en/motherboards/4633
They will appreciate if you can dump your BIOS, so they can add it, and provide the BIOS string that helps ID boards.

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Reply 15 of 24, by debs3759

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ontrca wrote on 2022-05-22, 21:37:

Would anyone be interested in seeing a bootup screen picture?
Maybe tomorrow? 😀

Bootup screen will be appreciated for UltimateRetro website, as will a dump of the BIOS

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Reply 16 of 24, by luckybob

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I would have been here earlier but I was watching a 100-minute expose on Babylon 5. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FfKOubWE14 )

Welcome to the Pentium-Pro master race!

Ironically, those thermal pads often worked better than typical heat sink compound (of the time). Tolerances for heatsinks were very loose by today's standards. The pads were often better than goop until the pentium 3 /athalon era when they flipped the die to allow direct exposure.

I also want to echo @debs3759's request for a bios dump, boot images, and proper board pictures.

It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

Reply 17 of 24, by debs3759

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luckybob wrote on 2022-05-22, 22:35:

I would have been here earlier but I was watching a 100-minute expose on Babylon 5. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FfKOubWE14 )

I recently bought the box set. Rather over packed, the box must be 3x the size it needs to be 😀

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Reply 18 of 24, by TrashPanda

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I would dump the bios on the NEC 5800 sever coffee machine I bought but not sure anyone would find a Pentium Pro server bios useful, though I might be wrong about that. (I do know its an Intel FX based board)

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁