PIII 800MHz Tower

A typical PC of late 2001, Pentium III clocked at 800MHz. This machine is here only to be compared with similar machine from similar period, a Duron 700MHz.
These computers were popular and used everywhere - from offices to gaming platforms, in the latter case usually owner upgraded CPU very quickly. Some modern improvements in traditional standards, such as ATA100 (or even 133) was already present, as well as, in most units, AGP. This unit has graphics adapter on board to be used as office low-cost computer. If needed, graphics board can be inserted.

Approx. year 2001

Class ATX
CPU Intel Pentium III
Speed 800MHz
(3x128MB DIMM)
ROM Phoenix
Mainboard Intel D815BN
Graphics On-board Intel 82815 GMCH
...or AGP slot.
Sound ES1373 PCI card
Ports I/O Onboard USB, COM, 1x LPT,
PS/2, 2xPATA, FDD.
Network Realtek RTL8139
System expansion bus 1x AGP slot
3x PCI slot
Floppy/removable media drives 1x 3.5" 1.44MB floppy disk drive
Hard disks/ATA devices: Samsung SpinPoint SV2042H PATA (20GB)
LG 48x CD-ROM drive

Peripherals in collection:
 - None

Other boards:


Casing ATX tower
Non-standard expansions: None
Operating system(s): MS Windows ME

Contents: Starting, usage Drivers  


The mainboard is the Intel one, so it won't offer overclocking capabilities or advanced timing control. Its setup, available by pressing F2 key.

However, you can alter memory timings by invoking the "Maintenance" menu, then selecting "Extended configuration" as "User-defined". This menu is present only when the system is in configuration mode. You can enter configuration mode by swapping BIOS jumper from 1-2 to 2-3 (closer to the mainboard's edge).





This mainboard is still supported by Intel - visit their D815BN support page to get a large manual, BIOS and drivers!
Alternative driver package: Archived. In 2019 Intel did the Intel thing and removed all these boards from their support.

ES1373 Win9x driver for sound card
RTL8139 driver - network adapter driver for Win98/ME