The Tyan TOMCAT I7210 486 Motherboard is still around and useable, however most newer software will not run on this motherboard/processor
As the Intel Pentium 4 era draws to a close there are few manufactures still designing
and producing the P4 mother board. The Tyan Tomcat and Tiger series of Tyan
Motherboards are of high quality at a reasonable price.
As with other manufactures I have owned a Tomcat and a
Tiger mother board. The Tiger was a 486 processor mother board but was a single
processor board, it gave way to the Tomcat Pentium Dual Processor Slot A mother
If you want to upgrade only your mother board and keep
your current processor as a way to save some $$ then
this is one of the best P4 boards produced today. It has features that some of
the newer boards by other manufactures lack, with the SATA raid and support of
up to 4 gig of ram with dual channel support you will breath new life into your
system without upgrading to the newer processors. Considering it has two 1 Gbit lan ports and built in video with 8 meg of ram, this would make a very good
replacement for a small business server with out the expense of the XEON
processor. Very high value for your hard earned money.
Single mPGA486 ZIF socket supports Intel Pentium 4 Northwood or Prescott or Celeron processor up to 2.8GHz; FSB 533/800 MHz Chipset: Intel E7210 & 6300ESB chipset
4x 184-pin DDR DIMM supports ECC/non-ECC DDR400/333 memory; Max up to 4GB of unbuffered memory;
Dual channel support
2x 64-bit PCI-X (3.3v) 66MHz slots
3x 32-bit 33MHz PCI 2.2 (5v) slots I
2x ATA/100/66/33 IDE channels; 2x SATA ports support RAID 0,1 (Via
ICH5-S); 4x SATA support RAID 0, 1, 10 (Via Silicon Image Sil3114)
ATI RAGE XL 8MB PCI graphics
Intel 82547GI CSA GbE NIC; Intel 82541GI PCI GB NIC
2x PS/2 ports
2x serial ports (one via optional cable)
1x parallel header
4x USB 2.0 ports (two front via optional cable)
Form Factor: ATX 2.03, 12 x 9.6 inch / 305 x 244 mm
Online support for the
Tyan TOMCAT I7210: manuals, bois upgrades, and device drivers.
One year warranty for most TYAN products. All returns must go though the reseller where item was purchased.
TYAN does do an exchange or repair of your mother board I would give their support a
9 out of 10. (Be prepared to give a full explanation of the defect, go slow; some
of their techs do not speak English very well.)
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