Discussion in 'techPowerUp! Club Forum' started by stinger608, Nov 14, 2009.
The very same.
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my old AthlonXP 2800+ barton core
and my old ATI Radeon 9600Pro 256MB ddr AGP 8x and as far as I know it's working perfectly well
Okay, so I want to run EA Sports frigging NASCAR Sim Racing.
Well thanks to the idiots at EA there is of course no support for Windows Vista or Windows 7. :shadedshu
What is a person to do???????? Hmmmmm?
Build an ole XP gaming machine I guess.
So that is what I am doing this afternoon with some awesome parts, most of which are right here on the Nostalgic Club forum.
First I will thank a couple of our very own TPU members for making this happen!!!
Spoiler: The Awesomeness
Thanks to The_Mad_Shot for the awesome Abit NF7 motherboard, chip, cooler, and sound card!!!
Thanks to LiNKiN for the awesome ATI 9800XT Pro video card!!!
I would also like to thank Thermaltake for the ole Tt Soprano RS case that I received several years ago as a review sample.
The awesome G.Skill ram going in on this system!
A shot of the motherboard with the ram and heat sink installed.....Just before installing it into the case.
The Ultra X2 Connect 550 watt totally modular power supply...More than enough power for this awesome little nostalgic system.
And the system pretty much all together!
And last, a screen shot of the system up and running with Windows XP Pro w/SP3 and all updates installed. Damn, I had forgotten how frigging fast and snappy these little AMD XP's can be!
Okay, as I put this system together I will update this little post with pictures of it being assembled and a screen shot of Windows XP Pro.
Again, I want to give a very special thanks to The_Mad_Shot and LiNKiN for helping to make this possible!!!
Hey Stinger.. I'm so sorry I've not gotten back to you about the bits you asked for, I've just been massively busy and miles away again!!
It'll be good to see the setup up and running
Hey stinger, If that is the mobile chip just set the chip to 200x11 and it will run at default volts and very cool. That's where I had it set when I was crunching Seti on it. Also I would use the on board sound as apposed to the sound card. The on board Soundstorm is just great. I think it is actually better then the sound card.
Also you are very welcome and have fun with that beast. If I remember correctly that board was one of my backup boards so it didn't get very much use.
Cool man! It is the mobile chip that was set in the board. Probably still set to 200x11.
Ah, I guess I didn't realize that it had the Soundstorm chip! They were some great sounding chips for sure. I won't use the SoundBlaster since having that sound system in it.
That mobile chip was the one I used in my main NF7-s system. That thing rocked. It ran 24/7 with that high of a overclock without breaking a sweat. It actually ran a good but cooler then the actual 3200+ I was running in another system.
I have yet to find anything that can come close to what Soundstorm was. It was a truly unremarkable sound chip.
Sound storm was a great audio system but it was only ever better than the Sound blaster 5.1 after that it took a back seat to the Audigy 1 and 2 it was and probably still is the best of the onboard setups I've ever used but that's been a long time ago now
Updated this post with more images and a final screen shot of the system with Windows XP Pro SP3 all installed and all the updates.
Put it all under a "Spoiler" to ease the loading times.
Awesome little ole system. Forgot what a hoot these AMD XP's can be!!!
Stinger, would you be interested in a few more bits for your collection?? It would be amazing to see them go to someone that collects this!! Could I post up a pic of what I'd be willing to send?
YOU BET MAN!!!!!! on both counts.
Go ahead and post up the pics Phil. I also maybe interested in some of the stuff if Stinger doesn't want it. Stinger gets first dibs.
Waiting on ya Phill LOL.
Still waiting, waiting, waiting......... LOLOL
Mad, I don't want to hog all the damn stuff man. Hey and maybe you and I could split the stuff and the cost of shipping across the pond?
I'm sorry mate, I just finished work this morning and I've not slept much and I'm a little all over the place!! :lol:
I've got this little lot mate to get rid:
Would it be of any interest to you or both of you?
What mobo is that and what video card is next to it? Also which processors are those? Do you have some prices you would like to get for the stuff? Stinger and I may be able to help you offload some of it.
Or all of it.
I am all over it all mate!!!!!!!
The motherboard is an Abit AV8 and the AGP card is a 6800 GT which I think someone else has put their mark on it, but I will check... The board I'm not sure if it works or not as I haven't had time to test it but will sell as spares just in case.. I was going to do the CPU in it, with the Zalman cooler and board for £20.. So if it does work or you can get it to work, you got a bargain!!
I have prices for all of it mate, but if your both going to have it, then I'll do something special for you both I just want rid so I ain't so worried about the money
I know I wouldn't mind having the Hercules card and what socket A procs are those? I maybe be interested in those also.
The Socket A CPU's are a XP-M 2500 and a XP2800
I would like to have them also (with the Hercules card) if not to expensive. Pm me a price for the 3 items man.
We could have everything shipped to you Mad. We could split the shipping and then I would pay to have the other items you don't want shipped to me.
Sounds like a plan man.
If that's alright with you guys?? I'm up for that
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