Celeron 566MHz ATX Tower
In the era of Pentium II processors, Celeron CPUs were
used for less power-demanding purposes. Being cheaper than Pentiums,
Celerons had smaller cache and slower bus than Pentium line. They were
extensively used in office computers, in education labs or just cheaper
home machines. Celerons were also liked by overclockers, as with good
RAM, system bus can be ran at higher speed giving better performance for
This computer is a typical general-purpose machine from ca. 2000. It has a second-generation Celeron running at 566MHz, network adapter and Prolink PixelView PlayTV TV Tuner. Such computers were used mostly as home computers as their performance was good for the price.
Notice the "Celeron" sticker in front. It is transparent, but harder and with coarse surface, it means that CPU is a second-generation Celeron. First generation (up to ca. 500MHz, Covington and Mendocino core) had sticker like Pentium I-s, but printed on foil instead of metal. Newer Celerons were equipped with transparent sticker printed on thinner, more smooth foil.
|CPU||Intel Celeron 566MHz|
PC-66 DIMM modules
|Graphics||Onboard Intel 82810|
|Sound||Onboard Creative ES1373|
1xCOM, 1xLPT, 2x USB, PS/2, gameport,
2 IDE channels, Floppy drive
|Network||Realtek RTL8139 PCI
|System expansion bus||4x PCI slot|
|Floppy/removable media drives||1x 3.5" 1.44MB floppy
|Hard disks/ATA devices:||
Seagate ST310212A, 10GB IDE
48x CD-ROM drive
Peripherals in collection:
|Prolink PixelView PlayTV PRO TV Tuner (PCI).|
|Operating system(s):||Windows ME|
A very simple BIOS, shows a logo and boots OS. Setup can
be accessed by pressing F2.
Intel CA810 is a very popular and very simple mainboard designed for a low-end computers. Its BIOS Setup allows to set simple options, but don't expect advanced settings or overclocking.
If you install jumper to CONFIGURE MODE (BIOS jumper near the edge, move 1-2 to 2-3), it shows additional menu, and it is possible to clear passwords from there.
For mainboard drivers and manual, Intel still supports it. Go to https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/50309/Intel-Desktop-Board-CA810 and get manuals, BIOS and drivers!
Pay attention for TV tuner board drivers. My TV tuner board is marked as PV-BT878P+ Rev. 4C. Compatibility of drivers even between revisions is not guaranteed as different components like signal switchers or RF modules may be used. If you have different revision, try to find driver for it.
|PixelView PlayTV PRO drivers: Win9x and Win2000/XP|
|RTL8139 driver for Windows 98SE|