The machine in question is now running with Duron 1600
Still it is fact enought for everything I need it to do (scanning, printing, downloading). The stability does bug me, tough...
As far as the thrown-out heatsinks goes, well, that is sad, but shipping to Europe will cost arm and leg too, not to mention that I need not a cooper "cube", but something taller, that span over the mosfets area to provide decent cooling for them.
I plan to fix the stability with replacing the mosfets (all caps are replaced and added even hi quality 2.5$ tantal-polymer SMD ones under the CPU, 3x!, but no help) for CPU Vcore, but I need also better cooling and to cool the mosfets...
And when this go well, then I might upgrade it the CPU to AXP-M, got one that does 2300MHz with 1,575Vcore, so... that should be good
Plus some faster HDD, maybe. Just for the fun. Does WinXP SP1.0a handle 1T HDD anyway?
PS: oh, looks like XP SP1 has no problemo with 48bit LBA:http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/139 ... size-limitThe original release of XP did have a 137GB limit, but SP1 cured that. Also, the MB may have a 137GB limit; some MBs can be cured with a BIOS upgrade.
So if I cure the computer, then it get nice upgrade