[rescue] Hardware failure

Phil Stracchino phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Sat Jul 15 18:27:40 CDT 2006

Phil Brutsche wrote:
> Phil Stracchino wrote:
>>The dead CPU is an Athlon 1200 Tbird.  The motherboard will accept 
>>anything from a Duron 600 to an Athlon XP 1800+ Palomino, 200MHz or 
>>266MHz FSB, Socket A.  Anyone have a compatible Athlon XP lying
>>around spare, by any chance...?  (I theoretically have a spare XP
>>1700+ around here someplace, but I haven't the faintest idea where.)
>>For that matter, babylon5 currently has an XP1800+ and will accept up
>>to at least a 2400+, so long as it's 266MHz FSB, so I could "push
>>down" if I put a faster CPU in babylon5.
> I have several Athlon 1400 "Thunderbird" CPUs you can have if you want
> one.  Not quite what you're looking for, but...

That would work fine, actually.  What I'd really like to do, of course,
is find the stray XP1700, wherever it may be.

>>I was looking around for replacement motherboard/CPU combos and found
>>that there's rather little AthlonXP hardware still on the market.
>>It seems it's almost all Athlon64 now, but what really surprised me
>>was that the remaining few AthlonXP bundles I managed to find were
>>actually more expensive than Athlon64 bundles at the same speed.
>>Signs of the times, I guess.
> It's one of the reasons why AMD CPUs didn't take off in servers until
> recently... the platform stability sucks.  I mean, I can still find a
> good - new! - motherboard for a 4-year-old P4.
> But a Socket A system?  Forget about it.

Yeah, it seems like their platform cycle time is short.  Almost
eveything now is either Socket 754 or Socket 939, though I saw a few
references to a Socket AM2 (but have no idea what it is).

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