i got my old 940 pin fx-53 running with 1 gig of reg corsair xms ddr400 mem,A bad azz asus geforce mx-440 64 mb agp card
.It was that or a skinny small ati rage 128 card.The old girl runs at 2.4ghz stock,Well granny still has some moves left 2665mhz 13x205 with 1.67 volts.Idles at 37-40c loaded 50-60c using a 4800x2 amd stock heatpipe cooler that works very well with some old/new thermaltake white heat paste,that came from thermaltakes first tower cooler with the lightish metallic blue side covers/shrouds and a picture of the empire state building running down the middle of the shroud on both sides.
Its pretty snappy for what it is.With MPHC it plays 720p video at approx 50%cpu usage.I think that because the mx440 64 meg is really doing some HW accel.VLC 2.0 with the same vid is a slideshow.with Google chrome on youtube 720p works fine also but cpu usage moves between 65-80% usage,1080p drops half the frames and pegs usage at 100%.I just might pick up a decent hdcp compliant video card with hdmi out.Newegg has a HIS agp hd4650 1gb card avail for 54$ open box...80 or so for a new one.I am thinking about using this as a HTPC.Wondering if a fast Single core cpu with a new hd4650 agp card will perform better then a am2 3250e 1.5ghz dual core with 780g hd3200 onboard graphics AKA dell zino hd.I know its going to die soon.
So onto the main problem the asus sk8n motherboard will not see a sata drive until you start installing windows you must install a 3rd party promise sata/raid driver.The driver came on the motherboards driver cd but its so old it will only load it from a floppy.So i took the computer into work knowing i would find a floppy cable there.Well found a cable but the drive was dead,grabbed another floppy drive.It lights up and runs but nothing happens so i pull the floppy connectors off and try a 3rd drive that finally worked.reboot system Promise sata searching found 36gbwd hd or something.I go into bios and no HD.This went on for half my workday fri so i end up installing win xp pro on a 20 gig IDE drive"OMG ITS LOUD"so i bring it home and try another 80 gig sata drive.Its detects it in the initial post like before but once i get into the bios and windows its not there.
Any ideas?Its so old google is not much help.thanks
2600k@4848mhz @1.4v CM Nepton40XL 16gb Ram 2x EVGA GTX770 4gb Classified cards in SLI@1280mhz Stock boost on a GAP67-UD4-B3, SBlaster Z powered by TX-850 PSU pushing a 34" LG 21/9 3440-1440 IPS panel. Pieced together 2.1 sound system