System Upgrade Board
Phoenix System Upgrade Board is a enhanced mainboard which allows
a computer upgrade to take place more economically, faster and
with significantly higher performance results for computers than
are available from alternative upgrade methods.
can for example turn your turn your Pentium I or Pentium II computer
into a current generation computer without taking out any of the
in itself saves time (and saving on technical time saves money)
but the real advantage is the massive performance boost that is
performance upgrades, such as the jump from Pentium I or II to
Pentium III commonly require significant component swap-outs in
a PC to the extent that you almost have a different computer at
the end of the process.
Why the Phoenix System Upgrade Board
has revolutionised computer upgrades?
are designed with different System Architectures (ie combinations
of components that will work together). If you want a processor
that will run contemporary software it is not as easy as simply
putting in the latest processor to get more processing power !
For any type of significant improvement with other upgrade options
you need to swap out the computers mainboard (which everything
inside a PC connects to in order to work together).
a mainboard however usually creates more issues - principally
that other components also need to be upgraded to work with the
new "next generation system architecture" that has been created.
Changing too many components means you end up with a new box and
all you are holding onto is your monitor, keyboard and mouse.
This older traditional approach is a costly time-consuming technical
upgrading older generation computers can also be costly if staff
experience problems of slow or crashing PCs that prevent them
carrying out their work as quickly and efficiently as possible.
not buy new computers ?
decision on whether to upgrade PCs or buy new ones has always
been a difficult decision to make. At what specification do you
buy in at ? Once you have spent your money you then face heavy
asset depreciation as your PC is quickly overtaken in performance
terms by newer models.
System Upgrade Boards allow you to spend less money on upgrading
your existing PCs and still achieve the contemporary performance
standards needed for later versions of software.
exactly can the Phoenix System Upgrade Board achieve ?
Phoenix 370/S System Upgrade Board allows you to
Keep your existing computer's components intact
Achieve Intel Pentium III or Intel Celeron processor standards
(using these processors)
Allow your PC to take memory types and capacities needed
to use the latest memory hungry software (eg latest versions of
MS Windows, MS Office etc).
Make considerable savings on the alternative - buying new
overview of an upgrade using the Phoenix System Upgrade Board
The Phoenix System Upgrade Board fits into an ISA slot (as an
anchor point only). The existing components including the original
mainboard are kept intact while the Phoenix Board takes over control
from the existing mainboard. A processor and DIMMs memory are
user keeps their Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Floppy Drive, Hard
Disk and other components. Functionality such as network card,
sound and graphics are built-in to the Phoenix Board.
technical time needed for carrying out the upgrade is much less
than situations where the old mainboard is taken out and replaced
by a newer one. This also saves considerably on the overall service
and product cost of the upgrade and minimizes downtime for an
upgrade roll-out. The costs of any upgrade project include capital
costs of new hardware, technical time needed for the upgrade and
downtime / disruption costs to staff. The Phoenix System Upgrade
solution helps to save resources in all these areas.
370/S System Upgrade Board
Technical Product Overview
Phoenix 370/S System Upgrade Board is a complete system upgrade
for AT, Baby AT and ATX footprint PCs (including tower systems).
The Phoenix upgrade board provides an upgrade to the processor,
memory and all other subsystems, bringing even the oldest computer
up to today's technology, at the fraction of the cost of a new
machine. It is compatible with any machine with an ISA slot (used
as an anchor point only), providing a cost effective solution
where budget prevents the investment in a new PC.
370/S System Upgrade Board
Celeron and Intel Pentium III (FC-PGA) up to 1.3GHz
designed for PGA370 ZIF sockets (FCPPGA & PPGA 370)
630E 2D/3D Ultra-AGP Single Chipset
Realtek 8139C 10/100M Ethernet
BIOS, supports DMI, Plug-and-Play, ACPI, Boot from CD-ROM,
LS-120 120MB FDD, ZIP devices, PXE2.1 Anti-virus BIOS
for prevention against boot-virus
168-pin DIMM sockets, for up to 1.0 GB of SDRAM memory
capacity Supports8/16/32/64/128/256/512MB memory modulesECC
PS/2 keyboard port
1x PS/2 mouse port
VGA port4x USB ports (2 USB option for cable)
1x Floppy port header (supportsLS120)
1x Parallel port header (EPP, ECP port)
1x IrDA TX/RX header
2x Serial port headers (16550 fast UART compatible)
1x MIDI/game port header and 1x audio jack: Line Out,
Line In, and MicIn
1x RJ-45 phone jack (10/100Mb Ethernet support)
3D Graphics and AC97 audio on-board
Modem ring-in remote power on (for ATX power) Hardware
monitoring (fan, temperature, voltage)
Built-in Fast Ethernet controller
Bus master IDE
UltraDMA/66 PCI Bus Master IDE Ports, supports up to
20-pin power connector
AT 12-pin power connector
voltage regulator supports 1.3V to 3.5V
Size (250mm x 12mm)
370/S System Upgrade Board
asked questions on expansion using a Phoenix Upgrage Board
Does it have sound ?
A Yes, it has 3D sound built in.
Q Can I use a modem with it?
A Yes, the Phoenix Upgrade can use a modem connected via
a USB or serial port.
What graphics capability does the Phoenix Board have ?
A The Phoenix Upgrade has AGP 4X 3D graphics built in.
What hard drives does the Phoenix Board support ?
A It supports IDE (ATE 66 Disk Interface) drives. It works
as well with an ATA100 75 Gb HDD as well as with an old 80 Mb
What about Network interfaces ?
A It has Ethernet 10/100 with full duplex capability built
Will the Phoenix Upgrade work with a PC with an ATX power supply?
Will the Phoenix Upgrade work with a PC with an AT power supply?
What if the PC has a non-standard connection for the power
A Custom cable adapters for non-standard power supply connectors
can be supplied.
Which processors will the Phoenix Upgrade support?
A Intel Celeron, Coppermine Celeron and Pentium III Processors
Are current generation Operating Systems supported ?
A Yes - Windows 2000 and Windows XP are supported.
and Corporate Benefits derived from using the Phoenix Upgrade
A comprehensive single board solution at a very competitive
Uses current technology · Expansion via legacy Serial/Parallel
Can be supplied with Disk Flash Module (for operating systems
Direct support from the manufacturer available
Development support for special projects and tailoring
Widely configurable to suit application.
Standardises redeployment output - effectively one machine.
Allows unused case/power supply stockpiles to be turned into serviceable,
high specification machines
Provides a renewed lease of life for a machine AND manufacturer
warranty and direct support, reducing the burden on you the refurbisher
A single product that suits all desktop, and minitower
A single upgrade means simple across the board installation
procedures and times, assisting in the refurbishment costing process.
Ideal for refurbishments, providing a single image and
hardware configuration, irrespective of the myriad of different
Genuinely extends the life of the recipient PC in the region
of 2-3 Years
Rationalises the install base by effectively creating a
fleet of one kind of machine.
Increases reliability by the renewing all of the major
components of the system
Simplifies administration by enabling a single operating
system image across all machines with the Phoenix installed. ·
Eases desktop management by supporting DMI (Desktop management
Eases out of hours software updates by supporting ACPI
and Wake on LAN.
Simplified installation due to PXE (Pre Execution Environment)
Scalable performance enables configuration of the system
to suit a wide range of changing application environments. (We
can configure memory, processor, graphics, ethernet [see technical
Provides a features/functionality upgrade to support the
next generation of operating systems and applications: Hardware
DVD decoder, USB, AGP 4X, and 3D Sound.
Can be supplied with a next working day full PC maintenance
offering at a very competitive price.
Uses the cheapest memory technology (SDRAM) where some
of the recipient machines may utilise scarce and expensive EDO
Supports all x86 operating systems, including LINUX.
Approved for use with Windows 2000 , Windows ME, NT 4.0
and Windows 95/98.
Offers a solution even when capital equipment freezes prevents
the purchase of a new machine
Provides a considerable saving over the cost of a replacement
Cuts out need to deal with disposal of older PCs. This
ensures that associated charges and new European Union legal requirements
on PC materials re-cycling are met