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by fortoreibas
Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:26 am
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: What to install on ye old PPro?
Replies: 23
Views: 23179

I noticed that Interweb now has 12 of the PL-Pro/II on Ebay for $60. I'm thinking of picking one up.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0288400826
by fortoreibas
Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: What to install on ye old PPro?
Replies: 23
Views: 23179

Somehow that picture is both profoundly interesting and ludicrous.
by fortoreibas
Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: What to install on ye old PPro?
Replies: 23
Views: 23179

I found a source for the PL-Pro/II the other day. One of Buy.com's partners apparently has some old stock available. They're $60 each. http://www.buy.com/prod/Powerleap-PL-Pro-II-Pentium-Pro-CPU-Upgrade-Adapter/q/loc/101/listingid/23613014/208132105.html I just noticed that Buy.com also has a Power...
by fortoreibas
Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: What to install on ye old PPro?
Replies: 23
Views: 23179

I wonder which would be faster, that six-way OverDrive system, or a machine with dual Tualatin 1400s running at 933 on a dual PPro board? I think it would depend heavily on a bunch of things, like what you were doing. That is: multimedia manipulation or database serving or something else? Common fe...
by fortoreibas
Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:51 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Off topic, but...looking for Pentium Pro to Slot 1 adapter
Replies: 5
Views: 4838

PM sent.
by fortoreibas
Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: What to install on ye old PPro?
Replies: 23
Views: 23179

Talking about ultimate Socket-8-ness, I ran across this on the Wikipedia discussion page for the Pentium Pro. Someone used an ALR (never heard of it) motherboard that evidently has custom glue logic that allows the use of 6 Pentium II Overdrive cpus, whereas the standard supported by the chip itself...
by fortoreibas
Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: Pentium Pro Socket 8 slocket hunt is still on
Replies: 0
Views: 6871

Pentium Pro Socket 8 slocket hunt is still on

I noticed a post about this on the Hardware/Tech Corner forum, but it really belongs here, I think. I am looking for a socket 8 - slot 1 slocket/slotket. Does anyone have a line on where I might find one? They are mighty rare these days.
by fortoreibas
Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: What to install on ye old PPro?
Replies: 23
Views: 23179

Quite a few of the OverDrives were bought up by people who mounted them on Socket 8-to-Slot 1 converters and put them in Pentium II motherboards, getting Xeon performance for much less than the price of a Pentium II Xeon. Not that the OverDrive was cheap--it wasn't--but it wasn't $2000 either. Anot...
by fortoreibas
Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: What to install on ye old PPro?
Replies: 23
Views: 23179

Yeah, I'm only posting 6 years later, but who's counting? If you want to put a 16-bit OS on your PPro motherboard, then one option is the Socket 8 Pentium II Overdrive chip. Part number is PODP66X333 and SL2KE. Pros- -300 or 333 MHz, depending on whether you have a 60 or 66 MHz fsb. -Based on the PI...
by fortoreibas
Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Off topic, but...looking for Pentium Pro to Slot 1 adapter
Replies: 5
Views: 4838

I too am looking for a Socket 8 slocket. I picked up the part numbers from a Want-It-Now post on Ebay and on the Pentium Pro Wikipedia page. Has anyone had any luck finding any? I have three Pentium II Overdrive processors I'm dying to play with on a 440BX or Via Apollo motherboard. ========= My ret...