Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by stinger608, Nov 14, 2009.
Awesome old hardware man!!!!!!!!!! Added you to the original post list
you may find the odd MP enabled AXP but for the most part it's a single cpu only if your lookin at Athlon XP CPU's
its a matter of changing the bridges is all, all socket A parts are 2 way capable as of Barton- Palmino core
Got some slot-1 stuff here. The first board is from my old P2 NEC rig. The case was in pretty bad shape so I gutted it and kept most of the parts, there's a P2 266Mhz on it, but it ran with the P2 350Mhz pictured separately. It ran originally with the ATI 3D Rage Pro.
I came across the Tyan board by chance on ebay. It was dirt cheap and I really like dual-cpu stuff, so I jumped on it. It has a pair of 600Mhz Katmais on it, but I'm pretty sure it'll probably run Coppermines up to 850Mhz and possibly faster.
Last set of pics is the Quantum3D Obsidian2 200SBi I have in my retro Xeon rig. It's essentially a single-board version of the Obsidian X-24 (Voodoo2 SLI). They were used in arcade systems and professional and military-grade simulation systems and could be run in parallel with up to three other cards, provided you had the required bridging hardware etc.
Intel SE440BX + P2 266Mhz SL28L + P3 350Mhz
ATI 3D Rage Pro
Tyan Tiger 100 (S1832D)
Quantum3d Obsidian2 200SBi
Old HDD watercooling concept
did you make that yourself?
That is pretty cool. Reminds me of an old custom "enclosure" I found a while back made out of copper piping for a dual P3 Xeon setup. Heh, based on the same board I'm running in my retro Xeon rig. Unfortunately those are pretty much the best pictures I can find of that rig. I wonder if it still exists...
that looks kinda steam punkish and cool
Ah true I'd forgotten about that been along time since I took a pencil to an AXP chip
MSI K8T Master2-FAR
The board I would have been running back in high-school, if I had the dosh to afford one back then. It's got a pair of Opteron 250s on it. Looking around for some heatsinks that'll fit since they stuffed everything into the space of a standard ATX board. The mounting holes are non-standard for Socket 940 Opterons and take Socket 603/604 Xeon mounting hardware.
Also, benchmarked my retro Xeon rig.
Wow, that dual Opty board is pretty frigging awesome M!!!! Nice nostalgic hardware man!!!!
ya seems to be a OC board with AGP capability, any PEG versions too lol
no, just found the picture during exploration in the web
Lol, 180nm technology.
Yep, there's the K8N Master2-FAR. Looks pretty decent, but there's Tyan board that has a lot better layout. Can't remember what model though.
Installed an LED strip in the Xeon rig. 3dfx Orange FTW.
too bad at the time Crossfire wasnt in existence or AMD had such chipsets for skt 940.
Sweet ole system man!!!!!!! Very impressive, to say the least.
Yea you got that right man!!!!
hello there ...
seeing what i see here i guess i will have to unpack some of my old stuff and do some photo i have kept nnearly all my pc component (working or not) since my 1st computer (most of the time little part only, due to place required :/ )
also i have a Athlon Xp 2200+ rig i need to work on it.
Sweet dragon case man.
Yes by all means, get the parts unpacked and pictures taken.
Woah! Awesome nostalgic system. That reminds me that I need to put the finishing touches on my 98SE build.
Dying to get a Slot 1 TT Golden ORB for this
Awesome man. Will be waiting to see the "finishing touches" on this build bro!!!
Heh, I think I saw a few Slot-1 Golden Orbs on ebay a few months back. I've got a dual Slot-1 Tyan Tiger 100, but I doubt a pair of those would fit with the slot spacing lol. Personally though, I really like the look of the server grade passive heatsinks that were used in old Dells.
Mmmmmmm schmexy blue anodizing.
I'll have to look, I remember having a couple of these processors with that exact heat sink. I think it came out of a Dell Dual Slot 1 server. Hmmm, hell, I might even still have that server even. LOL
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