Solid ZM6 for the kids ! second upgrade of it

Discussion in 'Abit' started by JK (at mail dot dk), Nov 8, 2004.

  1. Hi

    About 2 years ago I sold for my neighbours kids a ZM6 modified for
    It runs an overclocked celeron 633, 9.5 x 100, at 1.85 volt and with a
    1 GHz Intel standard cooler and a cabinet fan. 256 Mbyte in one stick.
    440ZX chipset does not support more ram.

    It was supplied with a 7200 rpm Maxtor, 15 Gbyte, a Leadtek 4X
    soundcard, a netcard and voodoo3 2000 graphics. Windows 2000.

    Now they want a better graphics card. (OpenGL is the problem, I
    believe). They get a radeon 7000, 32 Mbyte, and further a LG DVD-CDRW
    drive. Further the harddisk has a lot of bad sectors making
    installation difficult and unrelieable, so they get another better 13
    Gbyte Maxtor, 7200 rpm. Maybe I should also add a promise ata66
    harddisk controller.

    Solid performance of an old board !

    The computer plays several hours every day. So I have serviced all
    fans with a drop of thick oil.

    But I am not considering socket adapters for tualatin since they don't
    support ppga motherboard. The combination of a ppga to fcpga
    modification and a tualatin adapter is a trap, that I do not believe

    There is an extreme modification article though: Tualatizing your ZM6

    the server is not up now.

    best regards

    JK (at mail dot dk), Nov 8, 2004
    1. Advertisements

  2. Well, I tested further.

    My conclusion is that with windows XP this systems fails in the file
    system. It breaks down now and then, and Nero locks by startup. If I
    clock it down to nominal 9.5x66 I see no problems. But then it is so

    So I exhange the motherboard with an asus p3bf with a slot-T adapter
    and a tualatin celeron 1200. No OC.

    If this does not work either, it might be the power supply.


    My ZM6 system is worn out

    best regards

    JK (at mail dot dk), Nov 9, 2004
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.