Whats is under the hood of a 3150SE?

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    AvatarDingbatCA
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    Does any one have pictures under the hood of a 3150SE? I am looking at buying a few of these units to turn into simple Linux box’s.

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    Hi,

    These units are an Geode based device and there are drivers on the net for Linux. As they also PXE boot and have an IDE based flash slot its could be OK to convert to Linux or network boot. The RAM is soldered on board which is a pain is you want to upgrade.

    http://www.amd.com/us-en/ConnectivitySolutions/ProductInformation/0,,50_2330_9863,00.html

    Cheers,
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    I have very good understanding of the AMD Geodes, was justs wondering about Flash, Ram, and any internal headers. Ram, on board… A pain, but 128mb will work of my needs. IDE based flash? Would that be a compact flash, or something along the lines of a flash based IDE chip. So, is there a 44, or 40 pin IDE connector?
    BIOS chip? Is it in a plcc32 socket, or on board?

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    Hi DingbatCA,

    the BIOS socket is PLC32 based. But the IDE flash is neither 40 nor 44 pin. It is a 2×18 (36) pin based one.
    Find a picture of it here.
    http://www.technicalhelp.de/images/3150.JPG

    Cheers
    ConfGen

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    Well that will be fun to figure the pins out on… Is this 100% custom, or is it based on some other design?

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    sorry, no idea

    #10467
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    Any other open headers (pins) on the board?

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    Does any one know what type of connector that is?

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