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Subject: Specific motherboard required
Category: Computers > Hardware
Asked by: edb49-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 24 Sep 2002 16:44 PDT
Expires: 24 Oct 2002 16:44 PDT
Question ID: 68654
What P3 motherboards have support for dual CPU, 2x integrated 100mbit

This has to be ATX form factor. It is for a 1U case, and needs:
(Note the PCI riser is taken up with a firewire card, any other
alternative solutions for the same configuration are welcome!)

- Integrated graphics
- Integrated 2x 100mbit LAN
- Integrated SCSI RAID (0 and 1 support is fine)
- Must have a UK supplier
Subject: Re: Specific motherboard required
Answered By: nauster-ga on 24 Sep 2002 17:24 PDT
The Giga-Byte GA-6VTXDR:

ATX-form motherboard
Dual Socket 370
ATI Rage XL Video Controller (8MB)
Dual Intel 82559 LAN chip
PROMISE PDC20265R with RAID 0 or 1

The 6VTXDR-C is the same thing, except with 5 PCI slots and supports RAID 0+1:

The UK Giga-Byte site lists a number of resellers on this page:

(scroll down to near the bottom where the UK resellers are listed by region)

Hope that helps!


Clarification of Answer by nauster-ga on 24 Sep 2002 17:39 PDT
That onboard PROMISE controller is for Ultra ATA 100 and EIDE drives.
It does NOT provide the onboard SCSI you were asking for. Sorry about
that, I overlooked that important detail. Will keep looking for a
different solution for you.

Clarification of Answer by nauster-ga on 24 Sep 2002 18:16 PDT
Tyan S2518UGN:

ATX form factor, on-board graphics and dual LAN.
The UGN type has on-board SCSI, which can be upgraded to RAID via
Adaptec's 2000s zero-channel RAID card:

What CPUs and RAM do you currently have? It is important to check and
make sure that they are compatible with the new motherboard.

Request for Answer Clarification by edb49-ga on 25 Sep 2002 01:28 PDT
The Tyan is the board I was already considering, and does not support RAID.

Clarification of Answer by nauster-ga on 25 Sep 2002 11:14 PDT
A number of boards don't come with SCSI RAID built in, but instead
have an on-board SCSI option *plus* an extra 3.3-volt PCI slot for the
Adaptec RAID card. The Tyan board mentioned above is one of those
boards. So, getting the Tyan S2518UGN and the Adaptec 2000S card will
give you the whole package you are looking for. And there's still the
one PCI slot left over for your firewire card!

I couldn't find any other motherboard that supported the combination
that you need. Your only other option seems to be getting a
motherboard that has lots of PCI slots and less onboard functionality.
If you want to look into that option, ask for a clarification and I'll
list some options. But the Tyan+Adaptec combo is the closest there
seems to be to what you're looking for.

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