The board that I damaged was a Tyan S1854/Trinity 400. It's an early FCPGA boad, with a slot 1 as well as a socket 370. I was thinking that it'd be a good idea to get something a little bit later in that generation. The CUSL2 is available for a decent price, for example. This is a socket 370 board that takes up to 1.5 Gb of RAM vs. the Tyan's 768 Mb. And it has faster IDE controllers (ATA100 vs. ATA66). The problem is that it's hard to find lists of 'known problems' for older boards like this. What if it had/has a compatibility problem with Matrox video cards? (My AGP video card is a Matrox G450). There's no easy way to check these things out. I presume I could find the last BIOS and manuals at the manufacturer site, but not 'special issues' like this.
Edited by Alchemist, 02 June 2007 - 06:11 PM.