Duron 700MHz tower
A typical PC of late 2001, AMD Duron processor clocked at
700MHz. This machine is here only to be compared with similar machine
from similar period, a Pentium III 800MHz. Overall performance is
Durons were AMD's "lite" processors comparing to fully-featured Athlons, like Celerons were for Pentiums in Intel's world. However, these CPUs were nice to overclock and efficient, although they heated a bit. Duron-based computers were popular and used everywhere - from offices to home computers, and sometimes even for gaming.
(easily overclockable to 825MHz)
|Mainboard||Lucky Star K7VAT|
|Sound||on-board VIA Audio Codec|
|Ports I/O||Onboard USB, COM, 1x LPT,
PS/2, 2xPATA, FDD, Gameport.
|Network||3Com 3C905, PCI, RJ45|
|System expansion bus||1x AGP slot
1x AMR Slot
1x 16-bit ISA slot
5x PCI slot.
|Floppy/removable media drives||1x 3.5" 1.44MB floppy
|Hard disks/ATA devices:||
Seagate ST317221A PATA (17GB)
LG 48x CD-ROM drive
Peripherals in collection:
|MR2800 AMR modem|
|Operating system(s):||MS Windows ME|
Everything is quite standard here. You can overclock CPU by increasing FSB, it can go even to 850MHz.
Unlocking multiplier is possible, but it requires access to processor - you need to short very small bridges on processor's body. The exact procedure is described here. The thing is to link each broken connection in a row described "L1", there should be 4 connections. Usually pencil's graphite is sufficient, but may not last for too long if computer is subjected to vibrations.
If you plan to use AMR card, make sure that primary/secondary jumpers are set properly. If not, you may not see both sound chip as well as modem.
|K7VAT BIOS v. SB2|
|VIA 4-in-1 driver v. 4.43 - i found that v4.53 had some stability problems in WinME.|
|VIA Vinyl driver for K7VAT audio chip|
|MR2800 modem - drivers for Windows 9x/ME/2K, manual in PDF.|