i would like to ghte system completed but i need more information to not get stuck in incompatible CPUs or memory or addin-cards therefore i ask for:
Thank you for the smallest help in advance and forgive me all my mistakes in grammar. English is not my native language.
Sorry, but Intel made that board: "Intel Server Board C440GX+" … dont miss the "+" at the end of the name.
inspite all possible dead ends, i bought some CPUs, two VRMs, and tried out my pile of PC100/PC133 SDRAM. So far i got at least a few sticks working but not yet together. actually i have max 512 MB in a single module.
And i have a huge plus on my side: my set included the nearly unavailable Retention Mechanism in mint condition (sealed package). SCSI cables were missing, but i have lots of them in the drawers.
By now i am around finding a usable / suitable case. Got only an Chieftec Meshtower but would like the Cabrillo-C or a "normal" Big Tower for all the 5,25" Drives and Frontpanel of the SB Live! 5.1 Platinum. Beige would be very nice. ^^
Ah. Well, if you go by ARK, the board apparently doesn't exist, So much for Intel's own servers at least recognizing the name of an Intel product (even if it is this ancient). I had to go outside Intel and use an external link to get back in before I found anything. There is a download package for this board here: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/17192/Intel-C440GX-Server-Board, though it doesn't look very useful.
thx, but i already have this.
it is really hard to find information on older Hardware. at least i got that far, that i found the max CPU working on this board: it is the 550/100/2M PIII Xeon. Intel changed the specs on the Slot2 like they did also on the Slot1 to support the Coppermine CPUs. But other than Slot1 with a needed support of FSB133 and a new BIOS, you may need some hardwarechanges on a Slot2 System.
Today i could get my Hands on some old SDRAM sticks that i will test next time, i am in reach of my bunch of parts.
If there is sbd with other helpful stuff, feel free to join this thread.
Thanks everybody so far.