Discussion in 'techPowerUp! Club Forum' started by stinger608, Nov 14, 2009.
I think that I need to buy more ram
Seems like I beat you at that,while you beat me at the CPU section
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.
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!
Next will be A64 X2 that I can buy for $10 and some cheap 1080p monitor because I can't stand 1280x1024
I find my LCD monitor pretty good,seeing it's a 22' monitor and native resolution is 1680x1050 (1050p? )
Also I set my startup sound to be the 1992 20th Century Fox theme instead of Windows 7's startup sound
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)
let's say i will use the 3D Prophet 4000XT
will check it later
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.
i have to figure out ... DVI : start on win then no output ... VGA: start but yellow hue ... installation no problems at all.
well ... some tryout
the stick that was in the delivery was out of order but i managed to find another one
that board has no network solution oh well ... 802.11N is the way to go xD
yep win XP compatible
SLOOOWWW but GOOOODDDD edit: no the HSF isn't a cryo type ... -1° = reading error
Overclocking of this CPU was a real fun
HP Pavilion DV1000, still has its original XP Home ed. but badly needs a format
Intel Pentium M 740 @1.73 GHz 2x256MB and 60?GB HDD
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.
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.
End of TrueCrypt support? Nah, I need to protect my data from roommates!
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.
*probably an used GTX660Ti coming soon, costs 150 euros.
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 ...
too bad this one is a bit too high for what it is ... (well ... )
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
Nice ones Greiver!
My uncle has GTX660Ti SLI setup and he also said that my 150€ 660Ti wouldn't be a bad deal.
@GreiverBlade: 6400+! Woo!
Well, some package coming to me. You will know details proably in Friday
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
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.
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.
Who remembers these elkos (or that card)?
Someone wanna guess the board? Yes, it is a really crappy one^^
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.
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.
at last xD
btw use simply the upload a file button then thumbnail or full size (not a fan of imgur, except for private conversation where the button "upload a file" is absent)
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
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
Edit...... Gonna go shoot myself in the head now. Blame it on Imgur
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