Intel Celeron on Windows NT
I have a spare Celeron 266, AT desktop case and 32MB SDRAM chip and would like to build an NT Network Server using those components. I just never heard of Celeron running on NT Server.
Is it possible? I also would like to purchase AT type motherboard with Intel's BX chipset for the above system and I'm not sure if there is any. I only saw BX Pro chipset, which I heard I should stay away from.
( The purpose of the server is just to practice Windows NT setup and configuration on )
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Hmm.. Celeron yes. it will be slow but yes. I would get 32 mb more ram for a total of 64. AT BX mobo? I really don't think that you will find one. You can look through all of the manufacturers web sites though. Here is a link to a web site that has a list of manufacturers.
Hey, if NT can be setup and run stable on a P120 w/48meg RAM then why not a Celeron. I'd use at least 64MB RAM. As for the BX chipset AT formfactor mobo - check out Gigabyte. I know they have an AT BX mobo, I believe it was using the Intel chipset but have a looksy just to be sure. www.giga-byte.com
There is at least one more AT board out there: The Tyan Tsunami AT.
I'd still recommend going ATX. You could get a cheaper/better BX board and an ATX case for little more.
Also, most Celeron 266s can hit 400 MHz, so if you get a board that allows you to set clock speed manually, you can jumper it up. In fact, my Celeron 266 runs fine at 448 MHz.
will the tsunami allow you to set the bus speed, though? tyan was kinda intel loyal about that before.
The soyo sy-6bb is a AT slot one mb.
the main difference between the celeron and the p2 is that the earlier ones didn't have any l2 cache, which is supposed to be more inportant for nt, than win9x. but if you're mainly using it for practice, it shouldn't give you any problems other than being a bit slower.
i didn't want to get an atx case at first, either cuz it would cost so much to ship it to where i live. i mean, come on guys, it looks like the whole point of this exercise is to get some good practice on nt configuration so ralph doesn't want to be spending big bucks. he can do that after he gets the nice salary from knowing how to mess around with nt.
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