The unit is
together and its running fine. It was up and running first
time - first powerup. The ASUS motherboard was a piece of
cake to work with. The docs were easily read and understood
and the Motherboard was clearly marked. No need to be a
"Daniel Boone" trying to find the right jumpers and
switches. The softmenu feature works great. You're
getting this rapid fire because some of it is happening as we
type. Needless to say this Asus main board is very
impressive. P3C-D is name of the board. Nifty....
simply very Nifty. Four Stars from us so far.
At this time we
have the ram ticking along at 450mhz ... this gives us just about
a 700mhz cpu speed. Its been running that way for two days
now and not so much as a hiccup. Bear in mind this is all
being done through the "Softmenu" feature of the
Motherboard. Monday we'll begin adding some serious hardware
peripherals and let you know how we made out and what software ran
the best with the hardware. This is all taking place using
various versions of Win2k.
The Rambus memory
sticks go in as easy as ordinary DIMM... seems faster than PC133
Dimm and... it appears you can push this stuff pretty hard.
We'll let you know more as we accomplish more during the
week. Again so far... as they say in Q3; impressive!