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Decent socket 370 motherboard in Baby AT form factor.

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    Decent socket 370 motherboard in Baby AT form factor.

    Looking for a decent performing prefferably Intel 810 chipset Baby AT form factor motherboard.
    Either socket 370 or slot1 are fine, I need minimum 2 PCI slots preferably more one ISa slot would be great. BX chipset would be fine, if you have a decent performing AMD moobo will consider that too.
    Either way the most important is the form factor, it must be Baby AT .
    Thanks.

    #2
    There was a very nice Slot 1/Socket 370 combo board posted recently for sale. I don't know if it sold.
    Reach me: vcfblackhole _at_ protonmail dot com.

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      #3
      wow, I wrote a whole post detailing how this unholy combination never existed, then started looking out of sheer curiosity. Turns out some exist! look: https://www.ebay.com/itm/273723505524

      why 810?

      The seller is a jabbering jackass for charging extra for the i/o cables that you kinda are required to have, but at least you have a model to look for. That said, he has one. but shipping from latvia...

      Another option is the Asus MEW-B, but I don't see any on ePay at the moment. (i'd hold out for the Asus)
      It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

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        #4
        I've seen what's on eBay, may have to settle for one of these but, none of them suits me 100%.
        For starters they all really far away (Latvia, Ukraine etc.) secondly none of them has all the features I need and there is the price .
        Board like this is pretty much worthless these days, not old enough to be a vintage and certainly not usable as a modern computing platform.
        So looks like nobody in N.A. considers them worthy enough to even list them for sale.
        And I do really need one, out of desperation I just meassured the case dimmensions hoping that maybe mini ATX could be fitted there (butchering the back of it of course) , no go.
        For the curious minds here, a pic of the patient in question:

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          #5
          That's a socket 7 board, not 370.
          It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

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            #6
            I have an Asus P2B-B system that I might consider parting out. Baby AT, Slot 1, 440BX, AGP, 3*PCI, 2*ISA. Currently has a PIII 550, 320MB ECC, Matrox G+/PROA/4BC/2U, Promise Ultra66, Adaptec 2910 SCSI, etc. I built about 1/2 dozen systems based on this motherboard and up to 1GHz PIII's ... all were rock solid.

            If you're interested, PM me with a reasonable offer.

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              #7
              Originally posted by luckybob View Post
              That's a socket 7 board, not 370.
              I know, that's the reason I want to replace it.

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                #8
                That hardware looks really specialized, I'd recommend keeping original if possible. If you MUST upgrade, I'd suggest a 440BX board as they are stable, reliable and reasonably priced.

                The possibility exists that the software and special hardware expect a certain motherboard with a certain chipset.

                What's the purpose of the system anyway? Might I ask?
                It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by luckybob View Post
                  That hardware looks really specialized, I'd recommend keeping original if possible. If you MUST upgrade, I'd suggest a 440BX board as they are stable, reliable and reasonably priced.

                  The possibility exists that the software and special hardware expect a certain motherboard with a certain chipset.

                  What's the purpose of the system anyway? Might I ask?
                  Sure, but first let have some fun
                  Can anybody guess what it is?
                  It runs windows 95 or 98 but it's not a computer at all, i'ts been proven to work with any reasonable motherboard as long as it fully supports windows 98.
                  It has a really specialized hardware inside that the drivers only exist for windows 9x .
                  And is still a very usefull piece of equipment with rather hi end specs.
                  Can you guess?

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                    #10
                    The 810/810E boards were were a mixed bag. If you've got ISA slots, I'd pick a 440BX chipset board over an 8xx board any day. Slot 1 boards are probably a bit more common in the semi-vintage market than Socket 370, but still can turn in very respectable performance.
                    Reach me: vcfblackhole _at_ protonmail dot com.

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                      #11
                      I've been looking at the same 'fastest baby-AT motherboard' issue (Dolch PAC 66/486). Baby-AT 370/slot 1 motherboards are very few and far between. Lots more selection in the SuperSocket 7, AMD-K6-III motherboards.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Chuck(G) View Post
                        The 810/810E boards were were a mixed bag. If you've got ISA slots, I'd pick a 440BX chipset board over an 8xx board any day. Slot 1 boards are probably a bit more common in the semi-vintage market than Socket 370, but still can turn in very respectable performance.
                        I could probably live without ISA, the 2 ISA cards used here are ethernet, which I could easy replace with PCI one or skip alltogether as it's not essential to operation.
                        The second is IEEE 488 / GPIB , also could live without.

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                          #13
                          I have some AT slot 1 motherboards if interested, what is your budget?
                          What I collect: 68K/Early PPC Mac, DOS/Win 3.1 era machines, Amiga/ST, C64/128
                          Nubus/ISA/VLB/MCA/EISA cards of all types
                          Boxed apps and games for the above systems
                          Analog video capture cards/software and complete systems

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                            #14
                            Budgett? that would depend, but ballpark figure ~ $50 bucks, judging for what they're going on eBay.

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                              #15
                              Guess ebay it is then.
                              What I collect: 68K/Early PPC Mac, DOS/Win 3.1 era machines, Amiga/ST, C64/128
                              Nubus/ISA/VLB/MCA/EISA cards of all types
                              Boxed apps and games for the above systems
                              Analog video capture cards/software and complete systems

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