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dan87951
September 7th, 2011, 07:56 AM
Anyone heard of this? I just got a evergreen pci card with a celeron 466 on it and 64mb memory. This is a upgrade card for all pentium based systems. I have no idea if it works though. Seems cool though. Will give it a test in a few days.

Chuck(G)
September 7th, 2011, 09:15 AM
Interesting. Sounds like the last gasp for accelerator cards. At some point, it's cheaper to simply buy a new motherboard.

I read the review and it looks as if the 466 was the first and last of this series. Compatibility seems to be an issue.

luckybob
September 7th, 2011, 10:34 AM
I used to have one. The last person had a 1000/100 celeron on a coppermine adapter in it. had 2x 256mb so dimms. likely cost as much as a REAL 1ghz celeron. Sadly the card was bad, and I stashed the card somewhere. however the ram went into a old p3 laptop I use for IRC and that runs real nice.

dan87951
September 7th, 2011, 11:14 AM
Was The adapter bad right out of the box? I don't know the condition of mine and don't want this to fry my motherboard either! If it's bad do you know if it takes the board to?

luckybob
September 7th, 2011, 11:24 AM
Was The adapter bad right out of the box? I don't know the condition of mine and don't want this to fry my motherboard either! If it's bad do you know if it takes the board to?

I got the card out of a computer from a thrift store. I think the voltage regulators were bad. computer started working once I pulled the card. the mother board was a standard socket 7 pentium. i have it next to me actually. overall i would say its HIGHLY unlikely that a bad card will take the motherboard out with it.

saggy
September 15th, 2011, 02:17 PM
If you are scared I have some Socket 7 boards that I use only for testing parts. I know I am new here so I won't offer to test it for you, but I would let go of one of these boards on the cheap if your in the US. I normally ship mother boards in medium flat rate boxes, so if you wanted to cover that and get me a 24oz Sam Adams(~$3) I would happy to send you one.