1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

TPU's Nostalgic Hardware Club

Discussion in 'techPowerUp! Club Forum' started by stinger608, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. Misaki

    Misaki

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2014
    Messages:
    183 (0.97/day)
    Thanks Received:
    190
    Location:
    Bełchatów, Poland
    I think that I need to buy more ram :p
    [​IMG]
     
    Doc41 and stinger608 say thanks.
  2. MaxiPro800

    MaxiPro800

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2014
    Messages:
    75 (0.30/day)
    Thanks Received:
    73
    Location:
    Bacau,Romania
    Seems like I beat you at that,while you beat me at the CPU section :roll:
    Sempron 3400+.jpg
     
  3. debs3759

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2014
    Messages:
    74 (0.43/day)
    Thanks Received:
    95
    Location:
    Northampton, England
    The Abit download sped up after I commented how slow it was. I now have the complete file, thanks to all for the upload and anyone seeding.
     
    stinger608 says thanks.
  4. Misaki

    Misaki

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2014
    Messages:
    183 (0.97/day)
    Thanks Received:
    190
    Location:
    Bełchatów, Poland
    And GPU! :D
    Your post made me laugh a lot. My friend offered me 1GB DDR2 for $5 or 1x 1GB + 2x 512MB DDR2 for $10. I will grab it all! :D
    Next will be A64 X2 that I can buy for $10 and some cheap 1080p monitor because I can't stand 1280x1024 :p
     
  5. GreiverBlade

    GreiverBlade

    Joined:
    May 9, 2012
    Messages:
    2,200 (2.54/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,544
    Location:
    Ovronnaz, Wallis, Switzerland
    NANAMI! :D
     
  6. MaxiPro800

    MaxiPro800

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2014
    Messages:
    75 (0.30/day)
    Thanks Received:
    73
    Location:
    Bacau,Romania
    I find my LCD monitor pretty good,seeing it's a 22' monitor and native resolution is 1680x1050 (1050p? :D)

    Also I set my startup sound to be the 1992 20th Century Fox theme instead of Windows 7's startup sound :cool:
     
  7. GreiverBlade

    GreiverBlade

    Joined:
    May 9, 2012
    Messages:
    2,200 (2.54/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,544
    Location:
    Ovronnaz, Wallis, Switzerland
    i would say ... almost time for a test drive ... FSP 250 and 3x128mb (yep i had only 2 x 128mb SDR PC100 aside ... and single sided ... the one i received with the mobo is a double sided, i hope it will not be a problem)
    sample002.jpg sample005.jpg sample006.jpg
    let's say i will use the 3D Prophet 4000XT
    sample003.jpg sample001.jpg sample004.jpg

    will check it later ;)
     
    stinger608 and Doc41 say thanks.
  8. Jstn7477

    Jstn7477

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2009
    Messages:
    3,840 (2.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,534
    Location:
    Sarasota, Florida, USA
    I've had some nostalgic hardware for a while, including two working K6-II systems (both poopy SiS5598 chipset boards, an OEM ASUS SPAX I got from an HP 6330 at college, and I bought an ASUS SP97-V a few months ago to test EDO SIMMs), but this morning I finally put XP on my PIII-S 1.4GHz/Intel D815EFV and popped in my recently acquired 3dfx Voodoo3 3000 AGP 16MB which only works on this board due to 3.3v AGP of of course, and decided to use "AmigaSport" drivers for XP as I'm a 3dfx n00b. Anyway, a 3DMark01 run got me this, and I think the 815 IGP probably scores about 1200 if I recall, will have to bench it sometime. I certainly noticed graphical anomalies that might be characteristic of the Voodoo chipsets compared to native DX chips, the 16bit color rendering limitation being one of them, but also GT1 seemed washed out (the truck was pink instead of red) and the single/multi-texturing tests had an interesting pixel effect where it looked like the image was composed of points surrounded by dark pixels.

    I also have a TNT2 M64(32MB?), Rage 128 AIW and Radeon 7500 32MB to test, the first two along with the Voodoo I bought from Guitarassdeamor a few weeks ago, and the 7500 I got from college out of an Optiplex GX260.

    [​IMG]
     
    Crunching for Team TPU More than 25k PPD
  9. GreiverBlade

    GreiverBlade

    Joined:
    May 9, 2012
    Messages:
    2,200 (2.54/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,544
    Location:
    Ovronnaz, Wallis, Switzerland
    i have to figure out ... DVI : start on win then no output ... VGA: start but yellow hue ... installation no problems at all.
    IMG_1176.JPG

    well ... some tryout :D
    IMG_1174.JPG IMG_1175.JPG IMG_1181.JPG

    the stick that was in the delivery was out of order but i managed to find another one
    IMG_1180.JPG

    that board has no network solution oh well ... 802.11N is the way to go xD
    IMG_1177.JPG IMG_1179.JPG

    yep win XP compatible
    IMG_1178.JPG

    SLOOOWWW but GOOOODDDD edit: no the HSF isn't a cryo type ... -1° = reading error :roll:
    success.JPG
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2014
  10. Misaki

    Misaki

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2014
    Messages:
    183 (0.97/day)
    Thanks Received:
    190
    Location:
    Bełchatów, Poland
  11. Doc41

    Doc41

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2010
    Messages:
    434 (0.30/day)
    Thanks Received:
    306
    Location:
    Bahrain
    HP Pavilion DV1000, still has its original XP Home ed. but badly needs a format
    DSC_0328.JPG DSC_0330.JPG
    Intel Pentium M 740 @1.73 GHz 2x256MB and 60?GB HDD
    DSC_0325.JPG DSC_0327.JPG DSC_0326.JPG
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  12. debs3759

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2014
    Messages:
    74 (0.43/day)
    Thanks Received:
    95
    Location:
    Northampton, England
    Still haven't got my lighting sorted - I've just bought some different bulbs on eBay to experiment with. My current lighting isn't powerful enough, but here's my first pic anyway.

    [​IMG]

    This is the board I'll be using to test my VLB graphics cards. The CPU is an AMD 5x86-133. I have others, but this one has the heatsink glued on (not my preference, but it works). I'll be swapping the RAM out for 64MB FPM, the max this board can take. The case I'll use for it isn't very retro. It's just a nice bright pink case I bought about 10 years ago :) I'll have pics of other hardware when I get to try out some other lighting.
     
    Chevalr1c, Misaki, Doc41 and 2 others say thanks.
  13. Misaki

    Misaki

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2014
    Messages:
    183 (0.97/day)
    Thanks Received:
    190
    Location:
    Bełchatów, Poland
    End of TrueCrypt support? Nah, I need to protect my data from roommates!
    [​IMG]
     
    GreiverBlade says thanks.
  14. 9700 Pro

    9700 Pro

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2012
    Messages:
    316 (0.49/day)
    Thanks Received:
    179
    Location:
    Jyväskylä, Finland
    Have nothing "new" to post, but I sold my HD5870s* and now I'm using HD2900GT... Oh sweet lord this is SLOW card, Diablo III RoS runs on 40-60fps when everything is turned to low and resolution is 1360x768. :D

    *probably an used GTX660Ti coming soon, costs 150 euros.
     
    stinger608 and GreiverBlade say thanks.
  15. GreiverBlade

    GreiverBlade

    Joined:
    May 9, 2012
    Messages:
    2,200 (2.54/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,544
    Location:
    Ovronnaz, Wallis, Switzerland
    that's what i paid for my R9 290 ... but hey not a bad price for a 660Ti (with a strike of luck you might be able to find a good deal on a 760/770 or 280/280X i start to see some around 200chf and lower, probably due to the upcoming 880 and 285 )

    hummmm ... 8chf might be interested ...
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    too bad this one is a bit too high for what it is ... (well ... )
    [​IMG]

    1x AMD 64 FX Socket 939

    1x AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Black Edition, 2x 3.20GHz

    1x AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Dual Core 2.5 GHz AD04800IAA5D0
     
    Doc41, Misaki, 9700 Pro and 1 other person say thanks.
  16. 9700 Pro

    9700 Pro

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2012
    Messages:
    316 (0.49/day)
    Thanks Received:
    179
    Location:
    Jyväskylä, Finland
    Nice ones Greiver! :)

    My uncle has GTX660Ti SLI setup and he also said that my 150€ 660Ti wouldn't be a bad deal. :toast:
     
  17. Misaki

    Misaki

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2014
    Messages:
    183 (0.97/day)
    Thanks Received:
    190
    Location:
    Bełchatów, Poland
    @GreiverBlade: 6400+! Woo!

    Well, some package coming to me. You will know details proably in Friday :D
     
    stinger608 says thanks.
  18. GreiverBlade

    GreiverBlade

    Joined:
    May 9, 2012
    Messages:
    2,200 (2.54/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,544
    Location:
    Ovronnaz, Wallis, Switzerland
    unfortunately i don't have them too expensive for me atm :( but the 386 i might get it for my collection, i had a Commodor with a 286 under 3.1 back, but i can't find it in my boxes left from my last move from one place to another

    small modification on the HSF ... i used the fan and the thermal probe of the Veriton FP PIII
    P_20140826_182311_HDR.jpg
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2014
  19. debs3759

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2014
    Messages:
    74 (0.43/day)
    Thanks Received:
    95
    Location:
    Northampton, England
    My oldest graphics card, and the second revision of ATI's first VGA card, VGA Wonder. Made in 1988, 6 years before I built my first PC.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Jstn7477

    Jstn7477

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2009
    Messages:
    3,840 (2.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,534
    Location:
    Sarasota, Florida, USA
    I had one of these, scrapped from my great grandfather's non-functional Leading Edge (Intel 286?) PC that I acquired in late 2007 when he passed away. The card still worked fine, except the yellow capacitors for the VRAM all slowly caught on fire and sizzled away, so the PII-350/440BX Compaq I got from him that I tested the card in had a gentle stream of smoke streaming out of it and the card ran quite hot. I also acquired an AST 486-66DX2 that had 20MB of RAM I believe, upgraded it with some SIMMs but being from 1994 it didn't like the higher density ones so I got maybe 48MB working properly, though 64MB at one point with improper RAM configuration as one stick in the computer was a 16MB/12 chip? special upgrade stick.
     
    Chevalr1c and stinger608 say thanks.
    Crunching for Team TPU More than 25k PPD
  21. emissary42

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2013
    Messages:
    89 (0.19/day)
    Thanks Received:
    159
    [​IMG]
    Who remembers these elkos (or that card)?

    [​IMG]
    Someone wanna guess the board? Yes, it is a really crappy one^^
     
    Random Murderer and stinger608 say thanks.
  22. Misaki

    Misaki

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2014
    Messages:
    183 (0.97/day)
    Thanks Received:
    190
    Location:
    Bełchatów, Poland
    I'm sure that is ECS K7S5A. Very popular in ~2004 because it was cheap. With modded BIOS results were not bad at all...
    But neverending sound problems! I'm used SoundBlaster 128 PCI because C-Media card on this board simply dosen't wanted to work.
    [​IMG]
     
    stinger608 says thanks.
  23. emissary42

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2013
    Messages:
    89 (0.19/day)
    Thanks Received:
    159
    It never could compete with my older abit NF7-S v2.0 and didn't get very old. But you are right, it is a K7S5A.
     
  24. GreiverBlade

    GreiverBlade

    Joined:
    May 9, 2012
    Messages:
    2,200 (2.54/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,544
    Location:
    Ovronnaz, Wallis, Switzerland
    at last xD

    btw use simply the upload a file button then thumbnail or full size :D (not a fan of imgur, except for private conversation where the button "upload a file" is absent)
     
    xLDKx NewYorker says thanks.
  25. xLDKx NewYorker

    xLDKx NewYorker

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2014
    Messages:
    41 (1.41/day)
    Thanks Received:
    18
    Location:
    Upstate New York
    Misc Gateway Tower
    Gateway PSU from tower ¿300w?
    Intel WarmSprings440BX from Misc Gateway
    Katmai Slot 1 Pentium 3 @550MHz from Pile O'Parts
    Geforce 2 Pro 64mB w/ATI Fan @100MHz from Pile O'Parts
    2x256mB SDRAM @MHz from Dell Optiplex GX100
    40gB WD from Misc Acer
    2xDVD-RW from Pile O'Parts

    [​IMG]

    Edit... Came from GCF so cut me a break if you notice what I did not while taking these pics... Otherwise disregard this last bit in it's entirety :D
    Edit...... Gonna go shoot myself in the head now. Blame it on Imgur
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Aug 28, 2014
    GreiverBlade says thanks.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page