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RE: [TCLUG:4826] Hardware upgrade

If you have a standard "Baby-AT" style case, I would strongly suggest the
FIC 503+ motherboard and a AMD K6-2 processor. If you stick with a 300 or
350Mhz processor, you should be able to get the combo for around $150.

I run it with a 350, but I bought it in November, so they were more
expensive at the time. The motherboard has two DIMM slots, and 4 SIMM slots,
so you could use your EDO for now, and get SDRAM later, if you like. The
only down-side is that with the EDO RAM you won't be able to run at 100Mhz
memory bus speed, which is a HUGE kick in performance.

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Good luck!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Sinland []
> Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 1999 9:06 AM
> To:
> Subject: [TCLUG:4826] Hardware upgrade
>   Since several  of us are at the moment talking about hardware issues,
> I hope it wouldn't be too off topic to add yet one more...
>   I have a Zeos Pantera P-120 machine, If any of you recall the days
> of Zeos before Micron bought them out (grumble).
>   Anyway, for being a "mere" 120 machine it is still quite fast IMHO.
>   (for a P-120)
> Last time I  checked, I could upgrade it to a P-160 (?) with a pentium
> overdrive
> unit, but that was several months ago, and things have changed alot sense
> then.
>    The upshot of this is, I was looking for suggestions for upgrading the
> alone, or maybe in tandem with the MB that would still allow me to use my
> existing EDO RAM.  RAM is sorta pricey right now.  I see you guys talking
> about the overclocked Celeron chips and drool, but I gather that would
> require
> at least a new MB, processor, and RAM correct?
> Thanks for any ideas,
> RS
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