I picked up this compaq sr1010nx with the dreaded 845 with bad bios.(can anyone admit that is in the millions
of pcs out there yet?) Low hours, I looked it over, saw it was cheap metal, but was intrigued by some simple extras.
So I found a socket 478 mobo, retail box cheap, and went ahead with fixing it.
hidden away cdrom covers, that fold down when button pressed
the white piece in this one, is what I had to make.
I put in my spare prescott at 2800 mhz, 1mb l2 cache. I also put in the smart power 300 psu, and have that reporitng fan speed to the cpu fan plugin. the cpu cooler fan is reversed, and the rear case fan is all throttling. No screaming fans via intels fan controller built in.
The memory is 2gb twinned, coled, dual channeled , dynamic paging mode.
Very fast on the net browsing with xp sp3. the online vid streaming etc, very sharp. I liked the 865 chips with onboard graphic. simply nice.
The case was tortured by the bad compaq combo that was in it. I simply cleaned out the ionization (eww nasty!) , heatshrunk the wring ends to fit any motherboard, and used oe lights. I left the floppy installed, and not used.