First post, by Kordanor
So after I accepted the fate of not being able to adjust the clockspeed in BIOS directly (as I can do atm) with a board which supports AGP (they do exist, but it's probably easier to find a unicorn) I checked what other boards fit the bill:
-CPU on the same level (or above) AGP slot (as it wont fit into my case otherwise)
-Pins to set Clockspeed and Multiplier (and not dip-switches), so that I can route them to an external switch
What I found is the the Acorp 5ali61, which seems to be very available (albeit not cheap, coming at around 150€ if you include shipping)
I did some homework already. And found this thread:
My build and hello world
With talks about revisions, essentially saying that the Northbridge before G are broken and need external Tag-RAM.
I am not quite sure how this is to be interpreted. My best guess is that boards before Northbridge G have a chip next to it, and might be slightly slower. Is that guess correct? Does it have any noticable impact? Or is it just important if you want to overclock?
I also found the manual here and read through it:
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/978434/Acor … #product-5ALI61
But because there are different revisions of the board I am now not sure, if this applies to all boards or for example if Revision A is significantly worse than Revision F and the board is just applying to F (for example Rev A might not support 550Mhz CPUs or something like that, even though its mentioned in the manual)
I also saw in the manual that there is a Turbo LED and even Turbo headers for a switch. Does anyone have first hand experience with what they actually do? (my current board only has an LED header, which is always on, so pretty useless)
On Ebay there are currently multiple Boards with
Board Rev: A
Northbridge Rev: E
There is one with
Board Rev: ?
Northbridge Rev: G (still as the external chip installed)
(board sold as potentially broken as its untested)
And there is one with
Board Rev: F
Northbridge Rev: G (does not have the external chip installed)
This one is insanely expensive and located in the US (so add another 100€ to the price of 300€)
Do I miss anything by going for the Board Rev: A instead of the latest revision, besides of maybe some minor room for overclocking?
Is ther anything else important to know about the board? For example, I read that the AX59Pro does not work with Nvidia Cards...which would be pretty bad. ^^