I have an AMD K6/2 450Mhz system with 64M of ram and an Asus P5A-B
Alladin-V motherboard (I believe "B-AT mb" means it's a baby AT
formfactor), which I bought from a linux vendor that has since gone
out of business. :( Specs on the motherboard are available here:
The system swaps too much when I use java apps (and mozilla is
unusable) due to too little ram, and it crashes once in a while which
I heard is probably because the motherboard has bad AGP support. This
seems plausible because if I use 16 bpp, the machine crashes a lot
less than if I use 32 bpp, though it still crashes too much IMO.
I'd rather not back off to PCI video (I'm spoiled by AGP now), so I'm
thinking seriously about getting a new, noncrashy motherboard and some
more ram, 256M of it in total (so hopefully I'll purchase 192M, but if
I have to buy the full 256M, so be it).
Ideally, I'd like to reuse the same case, power supply, cpu, cards
(including ati agp video, an old PCI symbios scsi adapter I only use
for backups, and a sound card) and maybe even the ram, though I've
heard mixing ram from different vendors can be a problem.
Can anyone recommend an easily-obtained motherboard that might be
suitable? I'll consider getting a new cpu if it means getting a
significantly better buy on the motherboard. Obviously this doesn't
have to be top-performance hardware, I just want something reliable
that's able to run memory-hungry apps.
Can anyone recommend such a motherboard?
Dan Stromberg UCI/NACS/DCS