View Full Version : intel440bx chipset

01-23-03, 04:38 PM
does it support 200gb HDD's ?


01-23-03, 06:49 PM
I don't think it will, probably has the 137gig limit. You can always get a Promise controller (http://www.promise.com/product/product_detail_eng.asp?productId=87&familyId=3) for $36 from newegg. You'll also gain ATA133 speed too (in theory :D )

Promise Ultra133 TX2 delivers more for your new Ultra ATA/133 drives. From Promise Technology, Inc., the leader in ATA controllers, Ultra133 TX2 supports Ultra ATA/133 drives with burst data transfers up to 133MB per second -- 33% faster than Ultra ATA/100 drives. Got a big drive? With 48-bit LBA, Ultra133 TX2 supports drives larger than 137 GB.

01-23-03, 06:57 PM
Hmmm....trying to think of the latest 440 mobo I know...all I can come up with is the BX-133 RAID, and the last BIOS update for that is back in 2001.

Wanna say no, but check your makers website for the latest BIOS and see if it includes larger disk support.

Twas a great chipset! I still have my Abit BH-6 running strong! Got rid of my BX-133 a while ago.

01-24-03, 12:41 AM
thx guys

we just decided buy new mobo+cpu+ram ,Piii 500mhz with 256mb ram for 100 bucks,for slackware server it should be enough

01-24-03, 01:10 AM
hehe i love those old 440BX mobo's.

I had a P2-400 running at 496 for 3 years. And it never suffered once from instability. It was an old Asus: P2B Rev 1.1

01-24-03, 01:46 AM
440BX was a GREAT chipset. fast, and stable (well, depends on the BIOS controlling it) not nearly as fast as what we have around nowadays, but compared to what else was on the market at the time...... probably my first pick for best chipset in the last 5 years, with nVidia's new ones being a close runner-up.

01-24-03, 03:29 AM
I have a 440 chipset and a WD 200 gig right now and it doesnt give me all 200 gigs. I have The promise card but it doesnt want to work. Thats one of the reasons why im building a whole new machine.

01-24-03, 10:09 AM
Bought a Gateway PIII 700 the day the 700 proc was released and it's on a still going strong 440BX ..Thats what...4-5 years??

01-24-03, 12:01 PM
I just sold my PIII 800 and Soyo BX chipset board to Immy.That was my server for a long time and by far the best pc I ever owned. Stable as hell running 24/7.