Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Socket 775 with parallel ports or not?

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Socket 775 with parallel ports or not?

    I'm looking to put together a new PC and am aiming for a Intel dual core socket 775 based motherboard. I'd like something reasonably powerful costing upto £120, full ATX size. I would also like a parallel port, but I've noticed the more modern mobos don't seem to include them anymore (I was eyeing up the Asus range). Is there any decent mobos with them anymore?

    If not, then I'll need some sort of adapter. Would a USB->parallel port adapter be OK, or would a PCI(x..etc) based thing be better (assuming they exist)? I'd like something that gives the complete parallel port requirements, as I've got some linux-based projects involving direct access to the pins (using addresses 0x378 or 0x278 IIRC). Would non-motherboard based parallel ports prevent me from doing this?

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    NE-UK
    Posts
    533
    Thanks
    67
    Thanked
    22 times in 22 posts
    • s3ds's system
      • Motherboard:
      • PK5-WS
      • CPU:
      • E6850
      • Memory:
      • 4GB Kingston
      • Storage:
      • 15k Seagate SAS
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia Quadro
      • PSU:
      • 500W Enermax
      • Case:
      • Coolmaster Centurion
      • Operating System:
      • XP SP3 or Ubuntu
      • Monitor(s):
      • TWIN 22" NEOVO
      • Internet:
      • o2 LLU

    Re: Socket 775 with parallel ports or not?

    Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK

    pci card i use a similar one in my asus (could be same one not sure )

    aint sure on last bit mine is used for a dongle ( software lock )
    Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    676
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked
    13 times in 13 posts
    • Ommid's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Mac Pro
      • CPU:
      • Dual Xeon 5130
      • Memory:
      • 4GB (8x512mb) FB DIMM DDR 2
      • Storage:
      • Need to sort this out
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Rubbish
      • PSU:
      • Apple 1000W
      • Case:
      • Mac Pro Case
      • Operating System:
      • OS X
      • Monitor(s):
      • SAMSUNG 2232BW x2
      • Internet:
      • Dual GIGABIT LAN

    Re: Socket 775 with parallel ports or not?

    my hp pavilion had a parallel port and was 775 it was a asus puffer, ptgd1-la.

    The mainstream consumer model was a p5gd1la if i remember correctly, there was a full atx version too, dont know what it was called though, was a good board though

  4. #4
    DDY
    DDY is offline
    Senior Member DDY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    2,721
    Thanks
    145
    Thanked
    561 times in 387 posts
    • DDY's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock Z77M
      • CPU:
      • i5 2500K @ 4.2
      • Memory:
      • 16GB (2x8GB) 1600MHz Crucial Tracer
      • Storage:
      • Crucial MX100 512GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • HD777777770
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic G550
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2715H

    Re: Socket 775 with parallel ports or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by davemar View Post
    I'm looking to put together a new PC and am aiming for a Intel dual core socket 775 based motherboard. I'd like something reasonably powerful costing upto £120, full ATX size. I would also like a parallel port, but I've noticed the more modern mobos don't seem to include them anymore (I was eyeing up the Asus range). Is there any decent mobos with them anymore?

    If not, then I'll need some sort of adapter. Would a USB->parallel port adapter be OK, or would a PCI(x..etc) based thing be better (assuming they exist)? I'd like something that gives the complete parallel port requirements, as I've got some linux-based projects involving direct access to the pins (using addresses 0x378 or 0x278 IIRC). Would non-motherboard based parallel ports prevent me from doing this?
    PCI parallel cards should allow you to do that, however USB > Parallel adapters (and docking stations) do not, they only work with printers.

    There are quite a few P35 motherboards out there that still have parallel ports on them, notably the Gigabyte GA-P35 series. I don't think there are any newer motherboards e.g. X38 with onboard parralel ports, P35 is probably your best bet.

  5. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: Socket 775 with parallel ports or not?

    Thanks for the advice, I'm now looking at one of Gigabyte P35 range which seems to fit the bill.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 775)
    By ThePimPsTeR in forum Retail Therapy and Bargains
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-02-2007, 02:42 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 28-02-2005, 09:24 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •