as usual i've been messing around with a lot of pc hardware
. the other day i stumbled across a Duron 800 based machine with an mATX motherboard, on the side of the road
. i'm now happily using this as a small media pc for my room to stream the several hundred gigabytes of video from my main pc. i have plans for the motherboard, i've managed to pickup a darn nice case for next to nothing and i would like to throw in an Athlon XP ~2000+ perhaps as much as a 2600+ so that i can view and encode HDTV.
does anyone know if their are any particular chipset/bios requirements to use any Athlon XP models? i.e. will the chipset have to support it or will the fact that it is Socket A do the trick? i can't tell you the exact motherboard model but i know it is manufactured by IBM and from there NetVista series. it uses SD-RAM rather than DDR.
Thanks in advance,