PC Benchmarks heeft een review van de Evergreen AcceleraPCI neer gepoot. Dit upgrade bordje verenigd een Celeron, ZX chipset en twee SO DIMM sockets op een PCI kaartje. Die mik je vervolgens in je fossiele P5 en dan heb je een brak systeem met snelle CPU :
Installation is very simple, and the documentation is excellent. First, you boot to the install floppy provided with the card. This program checks your system for compatibility and runs some quick benchmarks. If all is well, the program instructs you to shut down, install the card, and the boot to the floppy again. The AcceleraPCI is 8" long and has components on both sides of the card (one memory slot is on the front, one on the back). The Celeron CPU comes preinstalled with a heat sink and a fan on board. The fan's power comes through the PCI slot so there are no additional wires to connect. Just plug it into an empty PCI slot and boot up the machine. The computer will load it's original BIOS and run through it's normal startup checks, but then will transfer control of the PC over to the AcceleraPCI. This all went flawlessly on all three of my test computers (a Dell Pentium 133, Dell Pentium 90, and a no-name Pentium 133). The install disk's benchmarks indicating that the AcceleraPCI was working perfectly, and that an enormous speed boost had been realized.
The two Dell PC's booted to Windows 95 perfectly. I could immediately feel the increase in speed in terms of launching applications. With the AcceleraPCI installed, your old CPU and memory are not used and are replaced by the faster CPU and memory on the AcceleraPCI. It is important to note, though, that the CPU and at least some memory must remain on the motherboard, because the AcceleraPCI needs your computer to go through it's full normal start-up sequence before it takes over.
Check de review voor benchmarks.