I got a new Setup:) but first a Question.
Just wondering what the limiting factor is when trying to run a high mhz processor from a Sproggy supply? Is it the 3v, 5v or 12 volt rails? Ive just bought a new motherboard and processor for my car, and I need to get my sproggy to work with it. Ill probably just build another to help supply the current but it would be nice to know the main problems this supply faces.
The new mobo is awesome! Its an Intel D815EEA2 board and a Celeron Tulatin 1gig CPU. This board is pretty small and has everything onboard. The savage video is actually really good. I get 46 fps at 16 bit colour 1024 X 728 resolution in Quake 3. And the onboard sound rocks. Also has onboard 10/100, Serial and Parralell ports. The other good thing about the New Celerons...........according to Intel they seem to draw half the current of the older style high mhz Cellys. This teamed up with a laptop HDD should make a nice little puter.
Genesis .. try using a Amp meter to find out which rail of your sproggy goes to the max .. that way you can juice it up with a linear power ////
My sproggy is wired up with two of the 5 volt rails to give the 10 amps. Im going to make an extra 3 volt circuit for the ATX requirements, either that or Ill make a complete second sproggy but instead of 5 volt rails, Ill use two 3 volt ICs and have 3volts at 10 amps also.
These motherboards are just great. It boots a full Windows ME install in 20 seconds.