Gone all retro and bought me a socket 775 Abit IP35 Pro

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by tnx, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

    Sep 2, 2008
    There are two motherboards I have always wanted but found to be too pricey for my liking.
    The Asus Maximus II Formula and the Abit IP35 Pro.

    Just last week I picked up the Abit for £30.
    Got all the bits together and slung in an old chip I had from a few years back. Pentium D 945.

    Got my old machine up and running, purring like a little kitten.
    Couple of pics




  2. mockingbird

    mockingbird MDL Junior Member

    Mar 13, 2011
    That's retro!? LOL.

    You can put a quad-core 45nm CPU in that beast.
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

    Sep 2, 2008
    Yep got that in mind.

    Last night though, slung it in a spare case I have, bit of a squeeze though. Half way through the OS install the screen threw a wobbly then went black and the PC went off.
    Damn !

    Took the GPU out of my main machine and the Abit booted into life again.

    Hopefully though it was just that the GPU I put in was old n knackered and not the fact that this board as a major fault and eats up GPU's.

    Gunna have a rummage through my box of bits and see if I have another GPU.
    If that works ok I will treat it to a new one and a new case too.

    My luck I bought a bad one.:(
  4. sandy-bridge

    sandy-bridge MDL Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    Your 'retro' is my main rig....

    one of my systems is a Q8200, Asus P5Q PRO and 4GB of DDR2 at and earth-shattering frequency of 800 MHz.

    but yeah, that looks pretty nice. What CPU are you running in it?
  5. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

    Sep 2, 2008
    Just this very minute I dismantled my rig and slung in a nice Core 2 Quad Q9300. Tested it on the bench and up she pops like a sweet thing. Cost of this chip, £27 with postage.

    Been buying me a new home for it, a new cooler and a new PSU.

    Will take some pics when it's all back in.

    Found summet very interesting too. its not exactly a pro but it turns out to be an Abit IP35 Pro XE.
    I found out when going to flash the BIOS.
    Run all sorts of tests on CUPID and AIDA64. All results lead to it being a XE.

    And when I flashed it with the latest BIOS for an XE all went well.
    have a thread on that BIOS update

    Actually I have left it alone for a few days. The whole house came down with flu and I did not want to make any silly mistakes.

    Will take pics of the finished thing when It's done.