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Competition: Show us the oldest working GIGABYTE motherboard and WIN prizes

chupo

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I did make poor quality photos. I'll post better and resized pitures later. For now, you can download the images to fully see them.

an 586 motherboard? sheesh. Guess no point in doing my pics.

what on earth are you using it for?

chupo

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^I want to make a retro computer, I have most of the components .

GA-586-DX fully functional :) .









Mods can delete my previous post .
« Last Edit: May 14, 2009, 07:13:24 pm by chupo »

Whitehot

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 :o oh my gosh!!!

Do you have the screen shots to prove it works?

Dual socket 7!?  Them were the days :)

Badbonji

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Wow it looks ancient!
Core i7 965 @ 4.35Ghz 1.37Vcore
6Gb G.Skill 1600Mhz DDR3 @ 1740Mhz 8-8-8-20 1T
HIS HD5970 @ 800/1100
Gigabyte Extreme X58
X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty
256GB M4 + 150GB Raptor
EK Supreme HF/GTX480/MCP655/EK Res :D

Beekeeper

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chupo :)

finally nice photos indeed. you know i completely forgot that there were dual socket 7  :o motherboards !

seems you will be the winner, if only  :P this pc works
« Last Edit: May 15, 2009, 11:01:52 am by Beekeeper »
“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”

chupo

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The last time I used this board, it was working, so I felt that there is no reason it wouldn't POST this time.... and it did pass POST (PowerOnSelfTest), but since I didn't have any CPU cooling at the moment, had a poor quality video card and no hard drive, this is the only thing I can show as proof so far.









It works!!!!  ;D ;D ;D
« Last Edit: May 15, 2009, 02:43:20 pm by runn3R »

runn3R

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well done chupo, it's enough   :)
ZX-S & C64 are still my favourites ;-)

chupo

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Can you tell me the manufacturing date based on the SN?

29th Nov 1996 according to that bios screen.

I think he's won this one. Gratz.

Daaaaamn that's old - we did find an old motherboard - the cartidge type processers but turned out not to be gigabyte and it then swiftly got hit with a baseball bat..... so it doesn't work anymore lol

~Bex

Badbonji

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it then swiftly got hit with a baseball bat..... so it doesn't work anymore lol

~Bex

Erm? Why lol :P
Core i7 965 @ 4.35Ghz 1.37Vcore
6Gb G.Skill 1600Mhz DDR3 @ 1740Mhz 8-8-8-20 1T
HIS HD5970 @ 800/1100
Gigabyte Extreme X58
X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty
256GB M4 + 150GB Raptor
EK Supreme HF/GTX480/MCP655/EK Res :D

runn3R

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Hi All

it's time to announce the winner.......
the oldest motherboard was shown by chupo!
Our best congrats!

his GA-586-DX was manufactured in September of 1996 (39-th week of 1996, as it's SN starts with SN9639...) so it's nearly 13 years old and it's still working!



ZX-S & C64 are still my favourites ;-)

Pottypete

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Well done chupo You de man,

Bet you wish the Prize was for sunglasses and coconut sun tan oil with this weather ;D

Cheers
Pete

simonw

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Congrats to chupo and well deserved, that GA-586-DX definitely takes some beating.

Personally, I had a Skt 370 GA-6PMM, about 8.5 yrs old, so I thought I had a chance, but when chupo sent in his pics, that was the end of that.

 

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