MSI 694D Pro (MS-6321) motherboard. RRS feed

  • Question

  •  I have a machine with this motherboard....

    • Processor
      • two Socket 370 for Intel(R) Pentium(R) III, 500-933 MHz and higher
      • support for FSB 66/100/133 MHz
    • Chipset
      • VIA Apollo Pro 133A: 694XDP + VT82C686A
    • RAM
      • four 168-pin unbuffered DIMMs with support up to eight memory banks
      • 2.0 GBytes maximum memory size
      • ECC(1-bit Error Code Correct) support
    • Expendable slots
      • one AGP 4x slot (Accelerated Graphics Port)
      • one CNR slot (Communication Network Riser) (only for modem)
      • five PCI slots, support of Bus Master and 3.3V/5V PCI bus interface
    • On-Board IDE
      • two IDE channels on the chip VIA(R) VT82C686A, support of all modes up to Ultra DMA 66
      • optionally Promise ATA100 controller (UATA/100 or RAID variant) - two IDE channels with Ultra DMA 100 support
    • Sound
      • IOntegrated Sound Blaster / Direct Sound AC97 Audio in VT82C686A chip
    • Integrated I/O ports
      • 1 port for FDD (360 KBytes, 720 KBytes, 1.2 MBytes, 1.44 MBytes, 2.88 MBytes)
      • 2 serial ports
      • 1 parallel port with SPP/EPP/ECP support
      • 4 USB ports
      • 1 IrDA port (combined with the second serial port)
    • Hardware Monitoring
      • 2 external temperature sensors
      • speed control for 2 fans (on processors)
      • control of 5 voltages
      • connection of open case sensor
      • D-LED diagnostic system
    • BIOS
      • Award 6.0 BIOS
      • Plug&Play, DMI, AMP, ACPI
      • choice of devices for booting including possibility to choose among an integrated ATA100 controller or installed into the slot IDE/SCSI.
      • choice of memory speeds, setting of time parameters, choice of memory bus frequency relative to FSB
      • settings of AGP - AGPx4, AGP Fast Write
      • setting of on-board ports and controllers (including switching out of AC97 sound), setting of ATA disc modes
      • choice of interrupts in INTA-INTD lines of PCI slots
      • awake from timer, network, modem
     Right now is running Windows 2003 Server with both procesors installed  2x 1.0GHz PIII, 1.5GB RAM installed, 1x 120GB HD. is
    enough for Windows Home Server?

     Yes... i know is a few years old mother board, but is nice to put 4 HD on the Promise controller (Promise ATA100 controller (UATA/100 or RAID variant) - two IDE channels with Ultra DMA 100 support).
    Thursday, June 14, 2007 2:04 PM


  • Yes the above hardware would work with Home Server.  Its designed form the point of view that you should be able to use older hardware, ie: recycle an older PC or buy new budget hardware.
    Thursday, June 14, 2007 2:29 PM