Re: Looking for a new mainboard (and CPU)
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2004 10:57:52 -0400
> Well, after much googling, I'm reduced to repeating a much-asked
> question: which mainboard will suit me?
> It should have on-board sound and ethernet, have two serial ports and
> a parallel port.
> Ideally, I would like it to have on-board USB 2 and Firewire (though I
> have a PCI card for this, anyway) and I'd like to be able to re-use my
> three sticks of 256MB 168-pin SDRAM.
Re-using that RAM is going to be a challenge. Every board I've seen
recently is using DDR RAM, not SDRAM. You can probably find a used
board from early P-IV days (and a used CPU to match) that will take
SDRAM, but for current CPUs it is going to be difficult (if not
impossible) to re-use the SDRAM.
- Re: Upgrade Time
... DDR RAM uses a different slot configuration than SDRAM. ... DDR RAM is faster and requires a faster FSB. ... > doing a fresh install using the Windows XP Pro Upgrade. ... Both drives are using the FAT32 system that ME requires. ...
- Re: Windows CE 4.2 scheduling
... Depending on the CPU. ... bring the SDRAM out of self refresh except via a reset. ... to schedule as every thread is blocked waiting on something (typically I/O ...
- Re: Bad Memory ?
... You can't run both the PC133 SDRAM and the PC2100 ... DDR RAM at the same time, run only the PC2100 and see if ... I have re-fitted the memory in | | the other motherboard slot, ... This reverted to the system boot | | menu. ...
- Re: Something to think about
... SDRAM Bank Interleave ... This feature enables you to set the interleave mode of the SDRAM interface. ... Interleaving allows banks of SDRAM to alternate their refresh and access ... If there are 4 banks in the system, the CPU can ideally send one data ...
- Re: Which CPU to choose?
... just two chips: cpu and memory. ... The code for x86 is written in ASM, ... 128k of internal CODE memory, ... ASM.X86+32MB SDRAM could point to the Atom, under e30, ...