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  1. stinger608

    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    We need to bump this puppy up. I am sure most have forgotten about this.
     
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    I've been meaning to finish posting pics but I've had a hectic month and just got back off holiday this afternoon. I won't be able to post piccie's of all my old units as I was forced to get rid of them due to lack of space :( (I still have the old IBM 300PL though. I WILL get pics of it sorted soon!)

    But I did get some pics of my current rig when I took it apart to clean it. Plus I still have all the pics of my old hard drives somewhere too!
     
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    Add another Voodoo 5 5500 to the club :rockout:

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    The thing is monstrous, 9 1/2 inches :eek:

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    I used to think that 3dfx was mexican and bought their cards over ATi's and nVidia's because of that :laugh:

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    I used to own a Banshee but got rid of it.
     
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    Wow!!! That is one frigging awesome Voodoo 5 card man:rockout::rockout::rockout:

    Added you to the original post bro:toast:
     
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    Cool! Maybe I could dig up my old PII and my other hardware over the weekend.
     
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    4MB EDO RAM SIMM from my old Pentium 100 IBM Aptiva. This RAM is probably older than some members here :laugh:

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    Found my old Cyrix rig:

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    J-MARK J-648A board with (I think) 64MB of Cubig EDO RAM

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    SGS-Thomson ST6x86-P150+ socket 7 CPU

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    540MB Seagate HDD


    I don't know what happened to it, one day it just didn't turn on. Maybe it was just the power supply but I don't have an AT PSU to test. I was ~15 at the time so I didn't know better. I recall playing Wolf3D and Stunts with this and a Cirrus Logic 2MB card.
     
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    :laugh:Your probably right Dub!!! EDO ram was quite some time ago. Hell I remember buying an 8mb set from Walmart in the early 90's for $100 and thinking I got a killer deal. :roll::roll::roll:

    Also added ya to the original post bro. :toast:
     
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    Hi Guys :D

    I have in storage a P1-MMX 233Mhz with a Voodoo 2 12Mb and I believe an Ati Rage Pro 2mb with a 4Gb HDD and 64mb ram, the last games I played on this baby where Quake 3 and Half Life, amazing really.

    More importantly, I´ve taken out of storage the hardware of a Viglen 486dx machine, hoping to assemble this and see if it actually works : ) should take some pickies then ; )
     
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    Awesome!!! Looking forward to the pics for sure:rockout::rockout::rockout:
     
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    Hello all! :)

    Got a few rigs from the 90s that I want to share. Posted in a few threads about old rigs but only just found out about this clubhouse! :) will add some pics when I get chance.

    My first ever pc was a custom build based on a fullyes intel 430vx socket7 mobo with a pentium 75. It is a setup I just kept going back to until I got rid of socket 7 in favour of socket a. The super socket 7 boards I had in between were all average at best (agp for example, never really worked).

    Anyway, upgraded it over the years and here's how it stands:
    Amd k6/2 400 (bios shows it as 486 but works a treat! :))
    64mb edo ram
    Geforce 2 mx 32mb
    Voodoo2 12mb
    Sound blaster awe 64 gold
    6.4gb hd
    16x dvd-rom

    Rest of my socket 7/legacy stuff includes:
    FIC VA-503+ and pcchips m571 motherboards
    Cpu collection: K6-300, k6/2-450, p166, p233mmx
    Sound blaster awe 32: early one which wasn't pnp compliant. Has 2mb ram in the 30pin sinmmslots :)
    S3 virge dx375 2d/3d card. Think I have about 3 of these, they were everywhere back in the day!

    Got some slightly newer stuff from the p3 era but this eara stuff is my favourite :)
     
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    Sounds awesome, question though, isnt the gforce 2 a massive overkill for that system? how does it handle the voodoo2? having in mind the gforce 2 has its own integrated 3d accelerator?
     
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    Very cool Rodneyhchef!!!!!!! Can't wait to see some pictures of this awesome nostalgic collection. LOL, I agree with you on the S3 Virge's, they were everywhere for sure. Hell I think I also have one left maybe even two. :)
     
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    Digged out my old PII 350 Deschutes:

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    BTW, does anyone know how to take apart a PII? It's pretty dusty inside. :(
     
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    :toast:Awesome looking ole PII! Man, I can't exactly remember just how the plastic cover is removed. I remember doing it on an old PII 400 and installing an aluminum heat sink.....Hmm, it seems there are plastic pins that actually snap into the other side. I think they run through the PCB of the chip if I remember correctly. I remember it was quite a chore to remove the dang thing though. I think you have to remove the one side that is thinnest first. That leaves the side that wraps around the edges of the PCB still attached. The pins actually are locked in the PCB if I recall correctly. Damn, don't quote me on this as it was a long time ago:laugh:
     
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    It may be a teeny tiny bit overkill yeah :) it is useful for good 2d though, there aren't many good legacy 2d cards. Most are 4mb or less which means even a 1280x1024 desktop resolution is a struggle (8 bit colour and 60hz refresh refresh rate if you're lucky! The voodoo 2 works with this card in the same way as any other, any software supporting the voodoo2 simply accesses that instead and viewing is possible through the daisy chain vga connector.
     
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    wouldnt it be better if the software used the geforce 2 acceleration rather than the voodoo one?
     
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    Probably! I have it there for glide stuff too though :)
     
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    I did some benches with 3dmark99 a while back and there wasn't a huge difference in that. That probably just re-enforces the fact that the system bottlenecks the card, but then again it is pci so maybe that's the rate determining step?
     
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    My first keyboard, which came with my first system - a Gateway 2000 P75 - back in 1994.

    8-way directional keys, 12 programmable macro keys (left side F1-F12), and is very heavy so it never slid around!
     
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    That's awesome Jizzler!!! :rockout:


    Thanks to our very own member LiNKiN I now have an awesome ATI 9800 Pro AGP to add to the collection!!!!! Thanks a ton man. :rockout:

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    Note that I edited the original post as well with the picture of the 9800 Pro:rockout:
     
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    it got sli to :D
     
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