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    Best online source to buy a EPIA M10000?

    Would prefer to buy from an authorized dealer in case something goes wrong.
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    * 2000 Ford Expedition
    * EPIA M10000/512 meg RAM, Win XP PRO, 90w OPUS, 80 gig HD
    * TM-710VGT LCD, Wireless mouse, keyboard
    * M-Audio Sound Card, 2 Alumapro 10" subs, 2 PPI Amps (1kW)

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    I recommend Essenital Computers:

    http://www.essencompu.com/


    I had to RMA and had no problems with them. Great service and can always get through on their phone support.

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    I boutght mine from Monrach Computer

    They seem to have good service & support , and they happen to be local to me.

    A word of caution - the M10000 may ship with 2 entirely different processors. The older Processor is the Ezera, the new is the Nehemia.

    Make sure you get the Nehemia.
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    Monarch!!

    http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merch...ct_Code=110606

    $161

    Tech Note: Via has informed us that all boards made after March 2003 are built with Nehemiah Core processors. The boards we are currently carrying are the Nehemiah version.

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    Got mine from Monarch too! I would highly recommend them!

    Check out their reseller rating:

    http://www.resellerratings.com/seller2079.html

    Great price too!


    -Michael Gourlay

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    After lurking around this Forum for about a month now, or so, I finally took the plunge and started ordering parts. I ordered mine from Logic Supply and got fairly quick service. Naturally a week after I receive mine this thread lists them cheaper! Does anyone else have any experience with Logic supply? And
    A word of caution - the M10000 may ship with 2 entirely different processors. The older Processor is the Ezera, the new is the Nehemia.
    How do you tell the difference? Mine has nothing that refers to Nehemia.

    Thanks,
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    Epia M1000 w/512MB PC2100, Xenarc 700TS, ATI 7500 PCI, OPUS 150 PSU, 2.5 40GB 5400 HDD, 802.11g PCI, Slim Slot DVDR,
    Gyration RF Kybrd, OBDII adpt. + sftwr, XP pro, iGuidance/Royaltek GPS NAV, XMPCR, Kenwd KAC-8401 4 chnl amp, 10" pwd sub

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    look at the pics... the nehemiah heatsink is all shiny silver with blue writing.. (I think this is the most obvious way to tell)

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    The via areina forums list a number of ways to tell - I remember something about a sticker on the pci slot.

    Do a google on the via areina forum (check spelling) they have like 4 or 5 criteria to tell the difference
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    Go into the BIOS (press DEL immediately after power on), then go into the 2nd section, I think, and put on full summary for POST messages..

    Now, when you reboot, it will come up to a boot loader which is a 1-liner at the top, which will say something about pressing ESC... After this, about .5 seconds, the POST screen will be drawn.. you want to press PAUSE at the very beginning to see the top lines of the Phoenix Bios POST screen.. It's too long so it will scroll off, although I think you could disable some stuff to make it shorter.. Anyways, you want to see the line which says CPU ID/UCODE ID.. Look for 0691. That is the newer Nehemiah (which I got from Monarch Computer for $161). The older EZRA-T will show 0689.

    Also you can supposedly look on the side of the motherboard at the PCI slot on the side there will be a blue sticker saying C5XL - that is the new Nehemiah branding.

    See?




    The pics on the left are Nehemiah.

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    Thanks for the info. According to the pictures, I have the Nehemiah. I have not had a chance to fire up the motherboard yet. I'm still trying to decide which PSU unit to go with; either the new Sproggy III kit (DIY save $$) or the Opus (mucho $$). Eventually (soon) I will scrounge a 110v. power supply just to test.

    Thanks again,
    Dave
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    Epia M1000 w/512MB PC2100, Xenarc 700TS, ATI 7500 PCI, OPUS 150 PSU, 2.5 40GB 5400 HDD, 802.11g PCI, Slim Slot DVDR,
    Gyration RF Kybrd, OBDII adpt. + sftwr, XP pro, iGuidance/Royaltek GPS NAV, XMPCR, Kenwd KAC-8401 4 chnl amp, 10" pwd sub

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