First post, by swaaye
So, who likes to mess around with PPro? These CPUs intrigued me from day one, because of that on-package cache and their impressive FPU performance that was untouchable by just about anything else (certainly nothing from AMD, Centaur or Cyrix.)
I picked up a nice Intel mobo, the VS440FX "Venus". This sucker is so very stable. The only thing I don't like about it is that it counts RAM somewhat slowly and I have 128MB EDO in it. That CPU is a Pentium Pro 200 with 1MB L2 cache, a $2500 chip during its day!!! It's overclocked to 233 MHz too. 😀 I replaced the pathetic little 50mm fan that it had with this lovely 70mm AMD OEM fan.
BIOS sees my 160GB drive as a 64GB. Used a partition program + a Silicon Image ATA133 card to partition it up and then the onboard IDE worked fine with the full 160GB size.
I usually load it up with a NV TNT, Voodoo2, 100BaseT, Vortex2, and some form of ISA audio.