|I just bought another motherboard for my old PC...|
It has 1 AGP2x, 5PCI 2ISA and 2USB. It is supposed to be LuckyStar 6VABX2 ATX Form Factor motherboard with VIA 692BX chipset.
It had a Pentium-II MMX 450MHz installed already, and I also bought a HuntKey LM-3201-1 ATX power supply for it.
A 32MB PC-100 DIMM was installed, but I don't know if I'm able to slow my 128MB PC-133 SDRAMs down to 100MHz to make it backward compatible with this motherboard... (I found that Pentium-II 450MHz has a FSB of 100MHz and the DIMM/SDRAM frequency must be at the same speed of the CPU FSB to make the system stable).
I had an Inno3D Tornado GeForce2 MX400 PCI (64MB), and I wonder if it can work at full speed... (I installed it on my old V30 motherboard... It worked, but very slow.)
I had a Hitachi Deskstar (40GB) IDE hard disk (used and installed a WD Dynamic Drive Overlay in my old motherboard), and I wonder if this motherboard can support it without an overlay or something... or it supports external IDE controllers. I bought an Ultra-133 PCI IDE controller about 2 weeks ago.
The manual I got from a website said it supports up to 8.4GB in LBA (It still has the limit of 1024 cylinders), but the man I bought it from said a 20GB hard disk can work properly on this motherboard. Besides, he said this motherboard has UDMA-33 support.
This motherboard is 6VABX2 ver2.0. I wonder if it is capable of updating to ver3.0, which allows support for hard disks up to 128GB.
Please tell me more about that.