Review of Socket 8 Motherboards

Asus P65UP5 W/ C/P6ND

You can find the same baseboard in the Socket 7 Review, there in combination with the CPU card P55T2D (430HX). Here we have the Pentium Pro pendant. This board is designed for excellent flexibility, 8 SIMM sockets and 5 PCI slots confirm this. Its very idiosyncratic design can cause mechanical difficulties: Not any case has enough free space for the CPU card! You will have to disclaim your harddisk and floppy bay or to look for a lavish case. Not only the card's extents represent an obstacle but also the fact that the air circulation must be provided to ensure a long life for your CPU(s). If you want to change the Pentium Pro card to the Pentium card, don't forget to upgrade to the correct BIOS version; otherwise your system won't even boot up correctly.

P65UP5 baseboard, Rev. 1.2

Baby AT format, AT power supply, chipset on CPU card; 3x ISA, 5x PCI, 1x Asus Media Bus extension; 8x SIMM; Award flash BIOS; cache on CPU card (socket 7) or on CPU (P6); external frequencies: 60, 66 MHz; I/O chip: Winbond; PIO 4 onboard; FDC onboard; 2x serial 16550; 1x EPP/ECP parallel; 1x PS/2 mouse (without connector); 1x USB (without connector); IrDA support; SDMS support ver. 3.07.

P6ND CPU Card, Rev. 1.1

Dual processor socket 8 CPU card; Intel 440FX chipset; external frequencies: 60, 66 MHz; multipliers: up to x4.0.

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