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3 years 9 months ago #1 by Poicly
Hi! I recently bought an old windows 98 computer for a sleeper build that i wanted to make, but I searched for the motherboard type and i got some strange results, there are people ( 3 sellers ) asking huge prices for a very old pc motherboard! 100-140$, i can't seem so find much results about this motherboard. is this something rare?
google images found some results but only from 3 diffirent sellers on ebay, i also searched on Motherboard.cz and i found the motherboard type but no info :(
are there any people who have this motherboard or know something about it? thanks!
manufacturer: Soltek
type: sl-54P5
Socket: Socket 7
if you have questions be free to ask them!
ps: the pictures are not mine, but they are exactly the same.

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3 years 9 months ago #2 by Martin
Soltek motherboards were actually not bad. Socket 7 boards hold a good premium and that ones during the cross over from simm ram to dimm ram so has both sockets and also an at power connector as well as atx!

Good find!

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3 years 9 months ago #3 by Poicly
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thanks! the computer whas 5$ so it's a really good find, it would be a shame if i destroyed this one, so i'll keep it in it's original state. i never even heard about soltek before i got this computer.
ps: i love your channel :side:

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3 years 9 months ago #4 by Martin
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Thanks, glad to hear it, and welcome to the Forum!

its very rare to come across a Soltek, in the UK at least. I believe they were manufactured in the USA, I may be wrong however! A socket 7 motherboard is always a good find. What spec is the rest of the machine? does it still run?

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3 years 9 months ago #5 by Poicly
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I found this one in belgium, so i think its rare over here, i didn't really know soltek Like i said in my original post, it got a Pentium mmx 233 mhz and a 1.7gb hdd, it stille runs, sometime it stutters, I will provider jou With all of the specs when im home!

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3 years 9 months ago #6 by Poicly
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hi, here are the specs:
MOBO: Soltek SL-54p5
CPU: Intel Pentium MMX 233 ( socket 7 )
Ram: ( 64MB ( 4x 16MB ( speed: n/a))
Gpu: S3 Trio / Virge PCI Video Card CP765LV2
Other cards:
D-Link KA2APC260PO, ICES-003, DE-220P Circuit Board T94511
C-Media HSP56 PCI Sound Card
conexant CX06834-11
a serial port adapter
a printer port adapter
a ps/2 mouse port adapter

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3 years 9 months ago #7 by Martin
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Good spec, so you gonna keep it as a running machine rather than your original sleeper project?

Make a nice win 98/dos gamer! Any pics of the case? I'm a sucker for a beige case which i assume this baby is in? Hehe

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3 years 9 months ago #8 by Poicly
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Im gonna keep it as a running machine because my current mobo doesn't fit combined with my psu and GPU

And yes the case is beige i will send you a pic when im home :-)

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3 years 9 months ago #9 by Poicly
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here are the pics

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3 years 9 months ago #10 by Martin
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Hell yeah! that's awesome! - Dual Floppys!

case looks in very good condition, next to no yellow-ness! good find

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3 years 9 months ago #11 by Poicly
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Thanks! There are a couplet ugly scratches from opening and closing The case but that doesn't mather :-)

I hope this forum get's more users! It's kinda empty!

When is the shop openingi might want to buy soms Nice stickers :-)

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3 years 9 months ago #12 by Poicly
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Well i just noticed a problem, everytime i boot up the system it ask me fort a password when i leave it blank it either does show the desktop or doesn't :-( any suggestions?

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3 years 9 months ago #13 by Martin
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Forum hopefully will pick up, we are advertising it on twitter and Facebook daily trying to attract new members, its been slow but hopefully it will grow :-) - Shop is a work in progress hopefully be up soon!

Strange problem, so you don't enter a password just hit enter and occasionally its booting to the desktop and occasionally not? Windows 98?

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3 years 9 months ago #14 by Poicly
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Exacly, it booted up once and after that i just got a cursor with my background after hitting enter, as user name i use administrator and no password.

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3 years 9 months ago #15 by Martin
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It's a while since i done any fault finding in win 98 but my memories are that its a nightmare when things start going wrong! Sometimes a fresh install is the best option.

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