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    Question Help required

    Hi everyone,

    So I am in the process of building a 1999 gaming PC (all for nostalgic purposes, obv)

    I used to have a Pentium MMX 233 sporting a Voodoo 2 (vaguely remember) with a Creative CD Rom - (that's all I can remember) This was handed down from my dad from when he upgraded. Originally both PCs were from Tempo (if anyone remembers the store?)

    Anyway I am kinda struggling with locating a motherboard to cater a P2 400mhz Slot 1 - I don't have too much knowledge on which type of motherboard to search for so wondered if anyone on here could perhaps point me in the right direction?

    Thanks for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by cda886 View Post
    I used to have a Pentium MMX 233 sporting a Voodoo 2 (vaguely remember) with a Creative CD Rom - (that's all I can remember) This was handed down from my dad from when he upgraded. Originally both PCs were from Tempo (if anyone remembers the store?)
    I use a 233 MMX in my tweener that runs DOS 6.22 and 7.x as well as WIN 98 and WIN ME.

    Never heard of Tempo -- where was it?
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    I cannot seem to find any over here in the UK. So I've gone with a P2 400mhz for now. It's shocking how prices for all this kinda stuff has rocketed over the last year or so over here. (crazy!)

    Tempo was a large chain of computer stores in the UK. I used to go there with my dad back in the 90s. All we have now is a crappy Currys/PC World that doesn't sell nothing but fridges and ovens!! We need thrift stores like you guys in the US have!!

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    Look for a motherboard with a 440BX chipset and Slot 1. Most of the ones you will find were built for Pentium III use*; the chipset was on the market less than a year before the Pentium III was released. You need a 100 MHz bus to run a 400 MHz CPU so the earlier 440 chipsets will be too slow.

    440BX is a very good chipset. Are you sure you can't accept a Pentium III? Pentium III will probably be cheaper but not so much faster that it can't be tuned down to match.

    * Most of the Slot 1 motherboards will permit the replacing of the Pentium III with a Pentium II. I don't know of an exception but I recommend double checking anyway.

    https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...pset,67-4.html and the rest of the article provides some motherboard model numbers to look for. Each manufacturer did newer revisions about every 6 months until the socket change so check models with different suffix numbers as well.
    Last edited by krebizfan; September 19th, 2019 at 10:59 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone View Post
    ....Never heard of Tempo -- where was it?
    In the UK, I recall the name, https://www.theregister.co.uk/2001/0...adminstration/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malc View Post
    In the UK...
    Does that put Voodoo City in the UK, too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone View Post
    Does that put Voodoo City in the UK, too?
    Of course it does lol.. the closest i can get to one though is a 3dfx wallpaper on my screen

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    My system, back in the day, was a soyo SY-6BA+IV motherboard and a 'made in Ireland' Intel P-II 300 that ran at 4x 113Mhz (452Mhz) its whole life. Along with 2x VooDoo2s, a Gravis Ultrasound, and DEC 'Tulip' network card. Ran everything I threw at it without a hitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krebizfan View Post
    Look for a motherboard with a 440BX chipset and Slot 1. Most of the ones you will find were built for Pentium III use*; the chipset was on the market less than a year before the Pentium III was released. You need a 100 MHz bus to run a 400 MHz CPU so the earlier 440 chipsets will be too slow.

    440BX is a very good chipset. Are you sure you can't accept a Pentium III? Pentium III will probably be cheaper but not so much faster that it can't be tuned down to match.

    * Most of the Slot 1 motherboards will permit the replacing of the Pentium III with a Pentium II. I don't know of an exception but I recommend double checking anyway.

    https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...pset,67-4.html and the rest of the article provides some motherboard model numbers to look for. Each manufacturer did newer revisions about every 6 months until the socket change so check models with different suffix numbers as well.
    Thank you

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