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Message 19956 - Posted: 18 Oct 2014, 22:36:06 UTC

Motherboard finally gave up the ghost on one of my XP machines. Funny thing but it turns out I could not just replace a 2002 vintage board with a 2014ish board..what ever happened to IDE's..

So being the adventurous(or cheap SOB) that I am I downloaded the Windows 10 preview edition. It set up fairly easily and I downloaded Boinc and I attached to Collatz. Boinc found the two 750Ti's on the machine and is running them at about 6000 seconds without doing anything on my part.

So the question is ...being as I know diddly about software and don't want to learn much, can I improve on those times?

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Message 19959 - Posted: 19 Oct 2014, 10:56:00 UTC - in response to Message 19956.

Motherboard finally gave up the ghost on one of my XP machines. Funny thing but it turns out I could not just replace a 2002 vintage board with a 2014ish board..what ever happened to IDE's..

So being the adventurous(or cheap SOB) that I am I downloaded the Windows 10 preview edition. It set up fairly easily and I downloaded Boinc and I attached to Collatz. Boinc found the two 750Ti's on the machine and is running them at about 6000 seconds without doing anything on my part.

So the question is ...being as I know diddly about software and don't want to learn much, can I improve on those times?


Your pc's are hidden there is now way to know what you have, so no you have what you have.

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Message 19965 - Posted: 21 Oct 2014, 3:04:57 UTC - in response to Message 19956.

Funny thing but it turns out I could not just replace a 2002 vintage board with a 2014ish board..what ever happened to IDE's..

You should be able to find old motherboards out there, they can be had for pennies on the dollar from eBay. There are even some newer motherboards that still have IDE, otherwise you could always get a PCI interface card.
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Message 19967 - Posted: 21 Oct 2014, 10:34:21 UTC - in response to Message 19965.

Funny thing but it turns out I could not just replace a 2002 vintage board with a 2014ish board..what ever happened to IDE's..


You should be able to find old motherboards out there, they can be had for pennies on the dollar from eBay. There are even some newer motherboards that still have IDE, otherwise you could always get a PCI interface card.


I even found an adapter to go from a sata connector to an ide drive at the local pc store. I have not tried it yet though, it just looked cool and like you figured I would get caught one day.

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Message 19969 - Posted: 21 Oct 2014, 15:20:30 UTC - in response to Message 19965.

Actually I did find an adaptor after I found out the Asus Evo R2 I got was missing the IDE. It booted into my old XP setup if I don't try a dual boot with only a few glitches so I can continue to have access to my ancient Windows 95 applications that I use for work.

I'm playing with the Windows 10 pre-release and have found it much lass buggy than the Windows 2000 pre-release I tested awhile back...and it runs All the Boinc projects with no problem.

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Message 19970 - Posted: 22 Oct 2014, 11:04:49 UTC - in response to Message 19969.

Actually I did find an adaptor after I found out the Asus Evo R2 I got was missing the IDE. It booted into my old XP setup if I don't try a dual boot with only a few glitches so I can continue to have access to my ancient Windows 95 applications that I use for work.

I'm playing with the Windows 10 pre-release and have found it much lass buggy than the Windows 2000 pre-release I tested awhile back...and it runs All the Boinc projects with no problem.


That's VERY good to hear!!

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Message 20011 - Posted: 31 Oct 2014, 4:45:10 UTC

The latest beta version of BOINC might also correctly identify the OS as Windows 10. They've made a few fixes so that it _should_ be working correctly in the next release.


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