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 Post subject: Re:Test Beds
PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 10:56 am 
[edit] New system [/edit]
"TRIPLE-FAULT" - Acer TravelMate Laptop
30 GB HD
256 MB RAM
Windows XP Home
Red Hat Linux 9
Spoon (yes, it's in the boot menu and everything ;P)
Clicker (it's not offically running, but i play with it under bochs)
Linux kernel 2.4
No testing except BOCHS and safe running stuff

[Coming soon (i hope)]
Old piece of .... with x86, +/-16 MB RAM, 2 FDDs, _TINY_ hdd.
[/coming soon]

 Post subject: Re:Test Beds
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 4:08 am 
I've 3 machines (possibly soon 4...enough parts to make 2 more :P)

My Primary Workstation:
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 1.8ghz (o'ced to 1.9ghz...can go up to 2.2 if you like ;D )
nVidia 6600PX 256MB PCI Express x16 video card (dual out, 1 VGA, 1 DVI)
256mb DDR 333mhz RAM (yuck!)
2 IDE 40GB hard drives (I use both, but one has 1 file on it only, I could wipe it if you'd like to test, but I'm going to disable the other one first!)
nForce4 chipset, Gigabit LAN, 6-Channel Sound (all speakers connected), Like 8 USB ports (like I'll ever use them all), USB printer (EG. no use to you), 1 COM port, 1 parallel port...I think that's it

Second, My classic:
35mhz standard, 40mhz turbo
IDK how much RAM (only booted it once year ago :P)
42mb hard drive (No write allowed!) (It has Windows 3.1 installed :) )
AT keyboard (serial mouse only)
Not sure about anything else....

Third, my Uber Classic:
No math coprocessor
640K RAM
2 5 1/2" floppy drives
4.77mhz standard, 9.54 mhz turbo
AT Keyboard, no mouse
CGA and Mono video card only
(I really don't see a use for anyone to use this, but, whatever....)

I'm guessing my A64 would be the most appealing testbed, the 486 possibly...My gmail is listed if you'd like to email me a CD ISO (for my A64 only) or a floppy image (5 1/2" or 3 1/4" for both 486 and A64).

 Post subject: Re:Test Beds
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 4:27 am 
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Cjmovie wrote:
... nForce4 chipset, Gigabit LAN, ...

Do you happen to know the type of chip used for the GBIT lan? Is it a RTL8169?

 Post subject: Re:Test Beds
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 4:32 am 
It's built-in to the nForce4...Not sure of anything else :P

 Post subject: Re:Test Beds
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 6:21 am 
The Linux driver for the chipset is called something along the lines of "Reverse Engineered nForce Networking Controller" so I'd take a guess that it isn't RTL compatible :).

 Post subject: Re:Test Beds
PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2005 7:28 pm 
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beyond infinity wrote:
Even the good old C64 is present in my collection of Hardware.

Yap! Good old C64, but it cannot boot latest release of my OS. Probably my multiprocessor detection code is not working well. ;)

machine #1:
intel pentium iii 833mhz
asus mb
256mb sdram
gforce2 vga
seagate 30gb + unknowen 100mb hdd
teac cd reader
d-link 10/100 network card

machine #2:
amd 5x86 p75 133mhz
gigabyte mb
48mb edo ram
s3 vga
4gb + 1gb(quantum bigfoot)
teac cd reader
d-link 10/100 network card

machine #3:
amd athlon xp 2200+
epox mb
512mb ddr
fx5200 128mb
maxtor 80gb
pioneer dvd rw
built-in netowrk card

But for testing I like to use comuters at my faculty (mostly Dell machines: PIV >3ghz with HT, 1x or 2x VGA, SATA HDD...) 8)
And there's a nice Dec Alpha Server, but has some problem with memory :'(

[Commodore 64 emulator for Windows Phone] [GALex – Advanced Genetic Algorithms Library]

 Post subject: Re:Test Beds
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 1:26 am 
machine #1

AMD 64 X2 toledo 4400+
2048 MB RAM(Corsair-TWINX2048-3500LLPRO)
WD RAPTOR 74 2x (RAID-0)
NVIDIA Geforce 7800 GTX

will update this when i get home

 Post subject: Re:Test Beds
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:41 am 
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Location: United States
AMD 64 3500 Athlon 2.2GHZ
1024MB RAM
GeForce 6800 AGP 8X
40GB Disk
(Forgot the NIC) It is a gigabit capable one.
AMD Athlon XP 2000 1.6GHZ
GeForce FX 5200 AGP 4X
40GB Disk
Realtek RTL 8139 Family Fast Ethernet NIC
DLink DWL-G122 Wireless USB
I have another wireless PCI card too.


 Post subject: Re:Test Beds
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:57 pm 
sinistar (custom built)
Pentium D 820 (2.8GHz, dual core, EMT64)
Intel D945PSN motherboard
ATI Radeon X600 Pro (PCI-Express)
Linksys WMP-11 802.11b
CDRW, floppy, LS-120
This one is available for some testing, although the hard disk is occupied by Ubuntu 5.10 and all of my GIMP work, etc. I'd be happy to test floppy-based and LiveCD-based OS's here, as long as I can unplug my hard disk before I boot them.

amidar (HP Vectra, unknown model #)
Intel Celeron 566MHz
80GB Hard disk
CDROM, floppy
Intel 10/100 LAN
Intel 82815 graphics
This one is fair game. When I'm home from college I'll crack it open and see what's going on in terms of chipset, etc.

gravitar (HP Vectra XU 6/200)
Dual Pentium Pro 200MHz
Adaptec SCSI controller
3Com 905 Parallel Tasking NIC
(see HP site for full specs)

splinter (Toshiba Satellite 320CDS)
Penitum MMX 233MHz
20GB hard disk
C&T HiQTM graphics
CDROM, floppy

Also fair game:
Compaq Armada M700 (my main dev system, so nothing hard-disk based)
Toshiba Satellite Pro 430CDT
IBM Thinkpad 600
IBM PS/2 Model 55LS
IBM PS/2 Model 30 (8086)
Macintosh LC
Macintosh Performa 578
Macintosh Performa 637CD
Macintosh Classic II
Macintosh PowerBook 165c
Sun SPARCStation 5 (170MHz, 2x1GB SCSI HDD)

 Post subject: Re:Test Beds
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 3:11 pm 
Here are my machines:

Dell Dimension 2350
P4 2.4Ghz
Intel 845 Chipset
GeForce FX 5600 (PCI)
Onboard NIC
Onboard AC97 Audio
DVD Drive
CD-RW Drive

Dell Latitude C610
Pentium III 1Ghz
rt2500 Wireless LAN (PCMCIA)

AMD Duron 700Mhz
Nvidia Riva TNT2 (AGP)
RTL8139 Ethernet (PCI)
RTL8180 Wireless LAN (PCI)
Onboard AC97 Audio
Toshiba CD-ROM Drive

 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:55 am 
Trent (Desktop):
933MHz Intel Pentium III
MSI-6198 Motherboard
MSI Radeon 9200SE Gfx Card (128MB)
40GB IDE Hard Disk
52x CD-RW Drive
3.5" Floppy Drive
3COM 10/100 Network Adapter
MS Windows XP

Jane (Laptop):
233MHz Intel Pentium w. MMX
4GB IDE Hard Disk
3.5" Floppy Drive
3COM Etherlink III Network Adapter (via PCMCIA)
No Operating System

The hard drive in Trent will be taken out while testing, but you can write to the hard drive in Jane as much as you like. All operating systems will have to be on floppy disks.

And just in case you're wondering, the names come from MTV's cartoon series Daria.

 Post subject: Re:Test Beds
PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:59 am 
My components for testing, they are never really put into any machine.

Intel Pentium4 CPU 2.00GHz
Intel Pentium3 CPU 450MHz
Intel Pentium2 CPU 300MHz
Intel Pentium CPU 200MHz (Non MMX)
Some Cyrix (Pentium class) 450 mhz.

Video cards:
ATI Rage 128
Asus V7700TI 64mb (Geforce3 TI series)
MSI FX5500 256mb (Geforce 4)

Motherboard Chipsets:
Intel 845PE chipset (Asus P4PE)
Intel 443BX chipset (compact board)
Sis 930 chipset (some really crap unknown board)
ALi M1542 (Asus P5A-B)

Network cards:
3Com 9055b TX-NM (I have various DIP32 EEPROM for these for testing.)
DLink DFE-530TX (DIP32 ROM)
Boardcom 4400

SBLive Value
Realy Old Creative 5507 PCI

 Post subject: Re:Test Beds
PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 1:05 pm 
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For "In Use" boxes, I do want the guarantee that your OS does not change anything on the harddisk

Well here's the list of my testable boxes, mail or pm me if you find something interesting. Accepted are: floppy images, iso images, grub configs (on almost all linux boxes) and UEFI applications, provided there's hardware support for them is available.

Processor: Intel 80486
Memory: 12MB
Storage: 0.6gb IDE, CD, floppy
Video: Cirrus Logic CL-GD542X
Sound: SoundBlaster 16 compatible
Networking: 3Com Etherlink III, 3C509/3C509b, manual config
Currently running: Windows 98

Processor: Intel Pentium I 200mhz, Intel chipset
Memory: 72 MB
Storage: 1.4 gig IDE, CD, floppy
Video: S3 Trio64V2 DX/GX, 3dfx Voodoo 1 (daisychained)
Sound: SoundBlaster 16 compatible
Network: RPCI Ethernet Adapter, manual config
Currently running: Windows 98

Processor: Pentium 2, Intel 440LX/EX Chipset Compaq Deskpro box labeled "designed for win98"
Memory: 32 MB
Storage: 40GB IDE, floppy, CD, CD-RW
Video: ATI 3D Rage IIC, AGP board
Sound: Creative SoundBlaster AWE64
Network: 3Com Etherlink III, 3C509/3C509b, manual config
Modem: Tornado LFM/SFM 336HD
Currently running: Windows 98

Processor: Intel Celeron 466mhz, MS-6159 uATX motherboard, Intel 82440LX chipset
Memory: 128 MB
Storage: 2.0 gig IDE, CD x 2, floppy
Video: ATI Rage Pro Turbo AGP2X, 8MB
Sound: Creative ES1373 (Soundblaster AudioPCI 64V)
Network: 3Com Etherlink III, 3C509/3C509b, manual config
Currently running: Windows 98 SE

Processor: AMD Duron 1.3ghz, Jetway V266B motherboard, VIA KT266A chipset
Memory: 256 MB
Storage: 200 gig IDE, 40 gig IDE, DVD, CDR, floppy, 5.25" floppy
Video: nVidia Geforce 6 6200
Sound: Edio live theatre 5.1, chip: CMI8738/C3DX
Sound 2: VIA AC97, chip: C-Media AC97
Network: VIA Fast Rhine, dhcp
Currently running: Windows XP (linux disused)

Processor: Multiprocessor SMP System: 2x Pentium II 266mhz, Dell PowerEdge 4200, Intel 440FX chipset, Dual power supply
Memory: 128 MB
SCSI: AMI MegaRaid Enterprise 1200, Dell backplane, Adaptec AIC786X PCI, Adaptec AIC7880 PCI Ultra SCSI
Storage: 96GB SCSI raid, SCSI CD-Rom, floppy, lacks IDE controller
Video: Diamond Stealth II S220 ( Rendition Verite V2100 GPU )
Sound: SoundBlaster AWE64 Gold
Network: Intel Pro/100B PCI Adapter, dhcp
Currently running: Windows XP, Gentoo

Processor: 1x Pentium III 1266mhz (SMP capable, ran out of CPUs), Dell PowerEdge 2550, Dual power supply
Memory: Unknown
SCSI: Adaptec AAC Raid (Perc 3/Di)
Storage: 8GB + 70GB + 16GB SCSI raid, IDE CD-Rom (can not read RWs), floppy
Video: ATI Rage XL (3D Rage family GPU) 8MB
Sound: none
Network: Intel Pro/100 Ethernet, Broadcom NetXtreme gigabit ethernet
Currently running: Windows 2000 Server, Gentoo

Enceladus: (Same series as Iapetus, details missing)
Processor: 1x pentium III (free socket), Dell PowerEdge 2500
Memory: 2GB
SCSI: Adaptec AAC Raid (Perc 3/Di)
Storage: lots of free slots
Video: (unconfirmed) ATI Rage XL
Network: (unconfirmed) Intel Pro/100 Ethernet, Broadcom NetXtreme gigabit ethernet
Currently running: Nothing

Processor: 1x Pentium II 400MHz
Model: Dell Optiplex GX1
Motherboard: Intel 440BX PIIX4e chipset
Memory: 64MB
Storage: IDE CD-Rom, floppy, 3.2GB IDE Harddisk
Video: ATI 3D Rage Pro AGP 1X/2X
Sound: Crystal Semiconductor CS4236, ISA (says dell; nonexistant according to cirrus logic, possibly a typo for CS4226?)
Network: 3Com 3c905B
Currently running: nothing

Dione: (new box, no OS, details missing until I can get more time)
Processor: 1x Pentium 133MHz
Model: Dell Optiplex GL+5133
Memory: 32MB
Storage: CD-Rom (not bootable), floppy
Video: S3 Trio64+
Network: 1x unknown NIC
Currently running: nothing

Processor: 1x AMD Am5x86-P75 133MHz, UMC UM8881F-based chipset
Memory: 24MB
Storage: Floppy, 160GB IDE Harddisk (by lack of alternatives - way too large)
Video: SiS 6102
Input: AT keyboard, Serial mouse
Network: 1x Winbond W89C940
Audio: 1x SoundBlaster (most likely, a SB16 Value Edition), with ISA plug-and-play support.
Currently running: nothing

Processor: 1x Intel i386SX 33MHz
Memory: 2MB
Storage: Floppy, IDE harddisk
Video: Trident TVGA9000 512k VRAM
Input: AT keyboard
Currently running: DOS, Windows 3.1

Processor: 1x Cyrix MII-300GP, 225MHz, SiS 5582 chipset
Memory: 32MB (of which 4MB shared video memory)
Storage: Floppy, IDE harddisk, IDE CD-ROM
Video: SiS 5597
Audio: ISA ESS AudioDrive ES1869F (Soundblaster-compatible)
Network: ISA Cologne HFC-S ISDN modem

Processor: 2x Intel Xeon 2.4Ghz
Machine: Dell Poweredge 2600
Chipset: E7501
Memory: 1 GB
Storage: Adaptec AIC-7899A U160 SCSI, PERC4/Di RAID 80GB, IDE CD, floppy, SCSI tape
Video: ATI Rage XL
Network: Intel e1000


Processor: AMD Athlon64 3500+
Motherboard: ASRock AM2NF4G, nForce 410
Memory: 1024MB
Storage: SATA 160gb+500gb HD, DVD burner+lightscribe, floppy
Video: ATI Radeon X300 PCIe + onboard Geforce 6150
Sound: MCP51 aka Realtek 888 aka nForce 410 sound chip
Network: nForce onboard 10/100 ethernet, dhcp
Currently running: Gentoo x86_64, Windows XP

Processor: Pentium Dual Core E2180
Motherboard: Foxconn 45CMM / Intel 945GC Chipset
Memory: 2 GB
Storage: IDE 320GB, DVD burner, floppy
Video: ATI Radeon HD2400 (R610) + Onboard Intel 950
Sound: Realtek ALC662
Network: Realtek RTL8101E
Currently running: Gentoo x86_64, Windows XP

Processor: Athlon64 X2
System: Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo PA-3515
Memory: 3 GB
Storage: AHCI SATA, 240GB Harddisk, DVD burner, SD card reader
Video: ATI Radeon HD3200
Sound: Realtek controller on HDA bus
Network: Realtek RTL8101E ethernet, Atheros AR5007EG wireless
Currently running: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Gentoo

Atlas: (in use)
Processor: AMD FX-6100 (6-Core)
Motherboard: ASRock Extreme4, AMD 970, UEFI
Memory: 16GB
Storage: SATA 500gb HD, USB Bluray/CD/DVD writer
Video: nVidia GeForce GTX 650 2GB
Sound: HDA ATI SBx00 Azalia
Network: Realtek RTL8168
Currently running: Gentoo (no GRUB available!), Windows 8

Daphnis: (in use)
Processor: Athlon II P320 Dual-Core
Machine: HP 625
Chipset: AMD RS880
Memory: 3 GB shared with video
Storage: SATA 320GB, DVD burner, SD card reader
Video: ATI Radeon HD4200
Sound: Radeon integrated
Network: Realtek RTL8101E ethernet, Broadcom BCM4313 wireless
Currently running: Gentoo, Windows 7

Titania: (unavailable)
Processor: 1x Intel Atom N330 (2 physical x 2 logical = 4 cores), Intel 82945 chipset
Memory: 1 GB
Storage: 80GB IDE, CD-ROM
Video: Intel 945
Sound: Intel HDA
Network: RTL8111
Currently running: Gentoo

Miranda: (needs thorough checking)
Processor: (HP PA-RISC) PA8000, model D380
Memory: 1.5 GB
Storage: Lotsa scsi
Video: Serial terminal
Network: Onboard
Currently running: Nothing

Sun Ultra-5 Workstation
Processor: UltraSPARC-IIi, 270MHz
Memory: 64MB
Storage: 4GB IDE, FDD, CDROM
Video: 3D Rage Pro
Network: 1x unspecified onboard 10/100 ethernet.
Currently running: OpenBSD

Raspberry Pi

Nintendo Wii
Extra goodies: SD Media Launcher (i.e., a devkit :))

Other hardware you can try (currently not in use):
- Storage: USB capable video camera (= SD card reader)
- Storage: Iomega "Ditto Easy800" Tape Drive
- Storage: Adaptec AHA-1542B SCSI card, including drives
- Storage: 5.25" floppy drive
- Storage: SD flash cards (1x 128Mb, 1x 1Gb)
- Storage: DVD-ROM drive
- Video: ATI 264VT [Mach64] (onboard chip, Io)
- Video: Oak Technology VGA, OTI077, ISA/VLB
- Video: HP Serial terminal (VT100-compatible)
- Input: USB Webcam
- Input: Various keyboard models: US/Dutch layout, optionally with windows or internet keys.
- Input: Serial mouse
- Input: Drawing Pad
- Input: Gameport joysticks, steering wheel, Gamepad
- Input: Joystick splitter (allows two joysticks to be connected to one gameport)
- Input: Two (different) webcams
- Network: IBM Token Ring (no network, unfortunately)
- Network: Serial-Serial using null modem
- Audio: External MIDI device (connected via gameport)

[edit] Inserted a network card into Amalthea, 02 Jun 2007 [/edit]
[edit] Added new machines: Rhea and Dione, 28 Sep 2007 [/edit]
[edit] Added a laptop "Triton", 22 Nov 2007, updated used state [/edit]
[edit] Bought cheap new computer, 19 May 2008 [/edit]
[edit] Filled in some missing details, 6 Nov 2008 [/edit]
[edit] Laptop burnt out its power circuitry. Result: new laptop. 3 Dec 2008 [/edit]
[edit] Added "Enceladus" (big brother of Iapetus). 26 Dec 2008[/edit]
[edit] Filled in some chipset information [/edit]
[edit] I now have a Voodoo 1 to test, 28 Sept 2009 [/edit]
[edit] Made an Am5x86 box (Ariel) operational, removed bricks, 9 Nov 2009 [/edit]
[edit] Filled in stats for Ariel, 16 Jan 2010 [/edit]
[edit] Replaced Phobos' broken hardware, added a 386, and two cases containing an incomplete set of hardware - supplies en-route, 2 May 2010 [/edit]
[edit] New SPARC box, 14 Aug 2010 [/edit]
[edit] Various additions and moves [/edit]
[edit] Added Surtur and Atlas, Blu-ray equipment. Changed in use tagging, Feb 2013 [/edit]

"Certainly avoid yourself. He is a newbie and might not realize it. You'll hate his code deeply a few years down the road." - Sortie
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 Post subject: Re:Test Beds
PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2006 11:51 pm 
my only machine, so no HDD W....

intel P4 1.6~1.95 GHz [whatever you want, overclocked], no HT
U8648 board, VIA chipset
100~120 MHz FSB [overclocked]
AWARD modular BIOS, ver 6.xx iirc
256M RAM, PC133 [currently at 148.5 MHz], Hyundai
S3 Graphics Pro Savage DDR P4M266, 32M shared, 1-2-4x AGP
40G Samsung 5600rpm hdd (IDE)
Age old cdrom drive - acer [my burner HP CDRW16X burned]
Samsung n Sony FDD 3 1/2
Realtek LAN 10/100
Motorola / HSP56k phone modem
Trident 9xxx TGUI 1M PCI display card
current OS : RHEL-AS4, WinXP n 98 (both illegal)
Avance AC97 codec audio [bigg speakers :P]
IBM USB mouse
serial, parallel ports etc.etc.

 Post subject: Re:Test Beds
PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 2:49 pm 
this isn't as specific as most but anyway...

cpu Intel Celeron @1.3ghz
hdd: 2gb JTS Corp. CHAMP Model C2000-3AF
fdd: 3.5" and floppies(just 1.44mb)
sound:Intel 82801BA/BAM AC'97(with a mic so I can test recording)
network: Intel PRO/100 VE(built in to mobo)
mouse's: ps/2 and serial(no scroll wheel on serial)
com: mouse
lpt: not hooked to anything
modem: Agere Win Modem #2
cd/dvd drives: LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW- 16335(burns dvdrw's) and LITE-ON LTR -482475(burns CDRW and no read for dvd)
keyboard: standard ps/2 with volume buttons and hibernation button
usb/printer: HP Deskjet 5740
I have 2 sets of usb ports(4 at the top of my mobo and 4 at the bottom, its wierd, all onboard)
video:NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500(256mb) and an onboard intel something or another(with 16mb?); only have 1 monitor though
monitor:supports up to 1280x1024@60hz and 32bit color
current os:windows xp sp2(not that it matters since that hdd will be unhooked)

and I think thats about it

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