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4 years 2 weeks ago #1 by Nik
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I got this pretty little thing 3 days ago from a friend, just needed a lot of cleaning an a fresh OS.
Label says it's from 2004.
Just swapped the 40 GB harddrive for a 80 GB one and upgraded the RAM from 768 MB to 1,5 GB.
Tried to put it a gfx card, but it refuses any card I tried.

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Shuttle XPC SK43G
flexATX FX-41 mainboard with VIA KM400 chipset
AMD Sempron 2300+ (someone upgraded it before)
1.5 GB DDR Kingston RAM
80 GB Samsung HDD @ SATA
Toshiba DVD-RW @ IDE
S3 gfx chip onboard

















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4 years 2 weeks ago #2 by Martin
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I love these little machines I built quite a few socket A versions and the odd Pentium 4 one back in 2003-2005 for customers.

I actually had a Socket 775 one myself a few years back, just as socket 775 was being phased out a UK supplier was selling them very cheap brand new and boxed it performed quiet well.

I always liked the CPU cooler idea with the plate on the CPU its self leading up to a heatsink via some heat pipes with a fan exhausting the heat :-)

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4 years 2 weeks ago #3 by Nik
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I like this cool idea, too.
I used a hot air torch to dry the parts after showering them.
Too bad it's only socket A...
I'm out of CPUs for that so it keeps the lame sempron.

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4 years 2 weeks ago #4 by Martin
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an Athlon XP-M would fit in there lovely and its unlocked multiplier would let you push things!

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4 years 2 weeks ago #5 by Nik
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as it's just a side project, I'll keep it in mind, but without priority.
there are some other project to finish first, like the former "furry" asus A7V8X-X, the dfi lanparty DK 790GX (oops, spoilered :lol: )and some more.
plus I REALLY need more PSUs...

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4 years 2 weeks ago #6 by Martin
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PSU's and optical drives are the things i always run short on!

DFi board sounds interesting, i loved the colour schemes they used!

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4 years 2 weeks ago #7 by Nik
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I have enough ODs, just need more PSUs... ;)

It's a DFI DK 790GX mobo, the new home for the AMD 955BE !

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3 years 10 months ago #8 by Jon’s Tech Channel
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I could've gotten an old shuttle PC for about $15 from some guy on Craigslist about a year ago, but than all of a sudden he stopped texting me. I just recently texted him about it and he told me that he'd check if he still had it. Still no response :(

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3 years 10 months ago #9 by Martin
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they are cool little machines ive used quite a few of them, always been pretty reliable for me too, keeping my eye on ebay for a nice one to add to the collection after seeing this hehe

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3 years 10 months ago #10 by Nik
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It would be even cooler, if I can get a agp card to work. then it's a very cool machine for retro lan parties as it fits easily in my backpack. ;)

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3 years 10 months ago #11 by Martin
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odd that its refusing to take any GPU, does it just not boot at all? given the AGP slot a good blow out? Running the latest BIOS? not that it should cause any issues but always good to rule it out. have you tried a basic AGP card to rule out power draw?

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3 years 9 months ago #12 by Nik
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yeah I tried this at first, none of the cards worked.
It refuses to boot and I'll have to reset the bios after every try.

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3 years 9 months ago #13 by Martin
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Ah that's a shame. I know modern xpc models run standard mini itx, could make a cool sleeper!

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3 years 9 months ago #14 by Nik
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I won't give up, I'll get this shuttle running. WITH an extra AGP gfx card. It HAS to work somehow. ;)

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3 years 7 months ago #15 by Nik
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Finally reworked the shuttle, new HDD as the the SATA controller died, new DVD-RAM (old one won't open anymore), switched from 1,5 GB to 2x512 MB RAM, exchanged Sempron 2400+ with Athlon XP 2400+ AND got it running with a MSI Geforce4 TI 4200 64MB.
STRIKE!

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