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firehawk
11-29-06, 12:10 AM
i was just browsing motherboard on a local shops site and came across this thing. it had no product description or info what so ever.

what the hell is it

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/8835/a4slz4.jpg

Q
11-29-06, 12:17 AM
i was just browsing motherboard on a local shops site and came across this thing. it had no product description or info what so ever.

what the hell is it

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/8835/a4slz4.jpg

A CPU expansion card. Asrock made quite a few of them, although that one looks older. Basically, you could buy a motherboard that supported one type of processor, then upgrade the socket later on.

For example, the Asrock board I had was Athlon 754 but had an expansion slot made available like that for 939. You had to use the memory slots on the card when you upgraded, not the board.

Bearclaw
11-29-06, 12:21 AM
Wow, thats really cool.

|MaguS|
11-29-06, 12:22 AM
Did they actually release them? I remember when I was running a 754 socket board and was thinking on getting one to help me upgrade but could never find any...

firehawk
11-29-06, 12:27 AM
A CPU expansion card. Asrock made quite a few of them, although that one looks older. Basically, you could buy a motherboard that supported one type of processor, then upgrade the socket later on.

For example, the Asrock board I had was Athlon 754 but had an expansion slot made available like that for 939. You had to use the memory slots on the card when you upgraded, not the board.


wouldnt it be slow as hell running through a pci slot though?

dsessom
11-29-06, 07:58 AM
Looks like an old skool SlotKet that converted a slot CPU to socket. I haven't seen those in like 5 years.

crainger
11-29-06, 08:02 AM
wouldnt it be slow as hell running through a pci slot though?

It doesn't run though a pci slot.Asrock used their own proprietary slot.

Inf1n1tyComplex
11-29-06, 08:14 AM
Wonder if you can run two processors like that... Would be an interesting addition... Also I was wondering how would they fit a heatsink on the dam thing... most high end heatsinks are too large...:thumbdwn:

nekrosoft13
11-29-06, 08:26 AM
that board is from ECS is for their PF88 motherboard.

motherboard
http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWeb/Products/ProductsDetail.aspx?CategoryID=1&TypeID=32&DetailID=516&MenuID=16&LanID=9

http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWeb/images/Products/large/PF88.jpg

and "expansion board"
http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWeb/Products/ProductsDetail.aspx?CategoryID=1&TypeID=33&DetailID=550&MenuID=16&LanID=9

Dazz
11-29-06, 08:46 AM
It's socket 754 to skt 939, so people with a 754 processor can use skt 939 boards

retsam
11-29-06, 08:47 AM
It's socket 754 to skt 939, so people with a 754 processor can use skt 939 boards
people need to think of this board as a motherboard just without the added features of expansion slots and drive controllers.

nekrosoft13
11-29-06, 08:50 AM
It's socket 754 to skt 939, so people with a 754 processor can use skt 939 boards

actually check out the links to product page before posting bs and trying to confuse some other people

its a 775 Intel board and the expansion card is 754 amd.


so its from 775 intel to 754 amd.

Dazz
11-29-06, 09:10 AM
Sorry i was thinking of the ASROCK boards, and their expansion cards.

Quick420
11-29-06, 09:18 AM
A CPU expansion card. Asrock made quite a few of them, although that one looks older. Basically, you could buy a motherboard that supported one type of processor, then upgrade the socket later on.

For example, the Asrock board I had was Athlon 754 but had an expansion slot made available like that for 939. You had to use the memory slots on the card when you upgraded, not the board.

Back in the day I purchased a P2 slot adapter to use a P3 in my old abit board I believe.......interesting find:captnkill: