[rescue] FS (historical?) PPro 180 or 200, with VRM

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Sat Apr 8 16:56:36 CDT 2006

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-04-07 at 11:15, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
>> Patrick Finnegan wrote:
>>> On Friday 07 April 2006 05:56, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
>>>> Dan Duncan wrote:
>>>> I use a quad-processor Pentium Pro 200 w/1MB cache/processor as my main
>>>> fileserver.  It's pretty sweet.  I have twelve 73.4GB Seagate Cheetahs
>>>> in it.  Two 6-drive RAID 5's RAID 0'd together.
>>> Until recently, my NFS server (which did lots of other things) at home was a 
>>> 4U AlphaPC 164LX with a 600MHz 21164A and 2 trays of 12 x 50GB (1.6") 
>>> fiberchannel disk hanging off of it.  If it weren't for the *significant* 
>>> reduction in power bill, I'd still be running that.  I figure it'll take no 
>>> more than about 6 months to make the power savings pay for the 4 x 300GB 
>>> drives that replaced those arrays.
>> I'd love to put four PowerLeap PL-370 upgrades and 12 300GB drives in 
>> that machine, but I can't afford to right now.  8-(
> The powerleap socket 370 upgrades for the ppro I believe were for use
> with Celeron chips....  and I believe only one adapter was supported
> in a dual socket 8 mobo (whether that was because celeron was not MP
> or for other reasons).
> What is your thought... underdrive 100mhz FSB PIII procs... and even
> then... I think the P3 is limited to 2 processor configs....
> If prior talk on this thread is correct, fastest config for quad proc
> for that would be 4x333 overdrives....  and if the overdrives wouldn't
> actually go 4 way... then 4x200mhz overclocked to 233 (not by FSB, by
> multiplier jumpers), with 1M cache each....

It takes S370 celerons, but there's another PowerLeap adapter that can 
adapt those sockets for FC-PGA Pentium-III's.  And they do indeed work 
quad-processor.  It's been done.

So the best I could do would be to underclock 1.33GHz Pentium III's to 
667MHz quad.

Peace...  Sridhar

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