Which PSU for 6500 motherboard in 6360.

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Which PSU for 6500 motherboard in 6360.

I have a 200MHz 6360 (6400 motherboard) running as my webserver, and I'm pleased-as with the machine. It's doing just what I need, sitting there quietly serving - but with one glaring hole in its potential reliability - I have no spare PSU!.

I think.

6360s themselves are a right pain to get hold of in .au, and I've read that you can't use a 6300/6200/630 power supply to run a 6360/6400 board, due to the lack of a voltage regulator to give power to the PCI bus (forgive me if I messed that up, I do know it's a power/PCI issue though) but I've read 6500 motherboards don't have such problems, and can successfully run on one of the earlier PSUs. Since I have a 6500/300 motherboard coming in a few days to replace the current 6400/200 board, would that mean I now have access to my 630 and 6300 power supplies in case the one in the 6360 itself goes south?

I do remember reading about other peoples' experiences here, but like all good ignoramuses just ignored it as it didn't concern me at the time Smile

dana

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You can do the 3.3v regulator

You can do the 3.3v regulator hack that the CC modders do. Though the 5500/500 will run without it, they won't run PCI cards well. If you add a card to it, you'll surely want the 3.3v hack.

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Ah, was that you who bought t

Ah, was that you who bought the loaded 6500/300 board that was on ebay.au last week, Dana? Probably a good thing I didn't try and outbid you for it, bills, rent, car rego etc.

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Aye, it was me - quite a neat

Aye, it was me - quite a neat catch, considering I've wanted every piece from the auction for a while now.

Here's hoping the 6500/300 works fine with the existing Linux install on the 6360. They're a pain to reinstall.

dana

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