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by DrSwizz
Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: What HDD manager to skip the BIOS restriction in HDD size?
Replies: 8
Views: 10030

It is good to hear that you got it to work properly. :-)
by DrSwizz
Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: What HDD manager to skip the BIOS restriction in HDD size?
Replies: 8
Views: 10030

Sometimes it is possible to install the OS on a small partition in the beginning of the harddrive. Later when you have the OS up & running you can make a second partition covering the rest of the disk that you only access from within the OS. This way you avoid the problems associated with overlay pr...
by DrSwizz
Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:58 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Pentium 266 Tillamook on MVP3 board?
Replies: 15
Views: 20072

I was looking thru some old documentation I have downloaded some time ago when I happened to to come across a paper titled "Mobile Pentium® Processor with MMX Technology on 0.25 Micron System Design Considerations". It describes what changes that are needed to adapt systems designed for Pentium MMX ...
by DrSwizz
Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Pentium 266 Tillamook on MVP3 board?
Replies: 15
Views: 20072

I got my hands on a QDI MVP3-based board a few days ago and today I decided to test one of my Tillamook CPUs with it. This board could actually boot with the Tillamook CPU installed, but to get past the memory test & BIOS initialization a had to disable the L2 cache. Running the CPU at 400Mhz seems ...
by DrSwizz
Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: no 133mhz bus on PCCHips M598 sis530 version 5 no onboard
Replies: 4
Views: 7688

You can desolder two pins from an old CPU LIF socket and use those pins for a socket for a clock crystal.
by DrSwizz
Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Pentium 266 Tillamook on MVP3 board?
Replies: 15
Views: 20072

Actually at first my two 430TX motherboards had old BIOSes that did not recognize the Tillmook (the CPU was treated as an ordinary Pentium MMX CPU). The Tillmook seemed to work just fine despite that. I have also got the Tillmook to work on one 430HX based motherboard. For some reason this board aut...
by DrSwizz
Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Pentium 266 Tillamook on MVP3 board?
Replies: 15
Views: 20072

Pentium 266 Tillamook on MVP3 board?

Does anybody know if it is possible to get a Pentium 266 Tillamook to run on a Epox MVP3C2 or MVP3G2 board? I have tried booting with these CPUs, but I cannot seem to get it to work. The CPUs work just fine on i430TX boards, but the MVP3 doesn't seem to like them. Has anybody got any ideas of how I ...
by DrSwizz
Sat Mar 10, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Building a 24hours 365 Day NAS with GA-5AX and which CPU?
Replies: 12
Views: 6486

As larrystotler said; Reliability, security and modest hardware requirements.

Personally I would choose OpenBSD because its' superior security. However OpenBSD does lack the relative user friendlyness that some GNU/Linux-distributions have and it isn't as optimized as Linux.
by DrSwizz
Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Building a 24hours 365 Day NAS with GA-5AX and which CPU?
Replies: 12
Views: 6486

The only thing that I would change is the OS: Use OpenBSD or GNU/Linux instead.