Discussion in 'techPowerUp! Club Forum' started by stinger608, Nov 14, 2009.
LOL, yea the AMD XP's were some awesome chips in their day!
fix'd, no offense ofc, we have (yes i wrote "we") to recognize that AMD was awesome from the "intel clones" periode till the Athloncalypse and XP and then downfall, oh well they still have a market and i doubt AMD will die so easily.
still the Athlon (non XP) was above the PIII, Duron where better than Celeron (not hard ahaha ), the K6-2/III where a good alternative to the PII and every single clone of Intel CPU from AMD (AMD286/386/486 and Co) had better and higher clocking than Intel counterpart good ol' time
1st pc a AM286 equiped commodor under DOS then a I386 under 3.1 and then a I486 under win95 then K6-2/upgrade to III and last of the oldies a Athlon XP i re switched to Intel with the C2D on my laptop (the PII PIII are either salvage from a dump or old part of the pc that my mother used for internet ) i got some Phenom Phenom II only one i5 and now the Xeon E3
i love both brand for GPU im all the same ... i don't care the brand: they both hold a place in my tech addict heart!
Nostalgia brings me back to my K6-II.
Yep, back in the AMD XP processor days I was all about AMD. Shit, Intel chips and boards were at least double the price and didn't perform as well as the AMD counterpart. I was strictly AMD well after the s939 era until the C2D's came way down in price. Once x58 came out it was pretty much all over for enthusiasts on the AMD side of things. A shame they couldn't keep up.
Now I haven't played with their new FX processors so I don't know how the new stuff performs in comparison with Intel.
humpf heretic <3 the K6-II was named K6-2 the K6-III used the roman number indeed.
The prescott P4s were smoking the Athlon XPs at a cost though. But the 939 FX-55 was a nice single core dhip
humpf now i want this ...
Athlon paperweight ahah
K5 die keychain
K6-2 die keychain omfg ... ok the mad in china ruin a bit the pics
AMD released very few computer chip keychains throughout the years, especially compared to Intel, this item is quite rare and highly collectible.
a non debatable fact
The K6-2 was a huge financial success for AMD and it helped the company to generate income to develop its next very successful chip, the Athlon.
No shit, them are cool as hell!
I have to dig a chip and motherboard out. The motherboard is an Abit something or another socket A BNIB still with the bands around them. I also have an Athlon 2200+ that is still in the package and never been opened with the factory heat sink. I will dig them out this coming weekend and shot pictures. I just got them about 3 or 4 months ago locally off Craigslist for $5 each. Just could not pass that up for $10 and a half an hour of my time to run and get them.
Man, I have a dead Athlon 1500+ that I should make into something. Hmm, a paper weight? Key chain? I don't know.
Keychains are cool. I used a Pentium 133 as a keychain for a while and got a lot of comments on it. All I did was drill a hole in one of the corners and bent all the pins flat and it was good to go.
Continuing with the Athlon fandom:
That was funny as hell. I hadn't seen that one before JP. Good one man.
I'm looking for a GFD for slot A Athlons. If any of you have one laying around or know where one is, I'll pay. Thanks for looking.
What is "GFD?" Is that Good F'n Deal?
Meh, I thought this was a nostalgia thread.
GFD = Gold Finger Device
It was used to adjust the multiplier on the Slot A's.
Oh hell yea, it has been so long since I heard of that LOL. sorry man.
meh i thought it was common to not have to know everything to be a nostalgic and we don't call them GFD globally, where i live it was called a Slot A dipswitch nope not abbreviated .... it would have been sad to abbreviate it SAD.
btw why not buy a dip switch and do some soldering. i think i might have one but u don't recall where i did put it (a Girl Freakishly Deviant, GFD not a plain dipswitch)
and what is a Alpha Ev6?
Are you testing me?
21264 AMD Slot A processor, 450-600 MHz
I guess I deserved that.
Mildly intrigued now, and a little intimidated. LOL
i was talking about the bus x) not the chip 1 name 2 signification, indeed Alpha Ev6 was the codename of the 21264
The Alpha 21264 was a DEC RISC microprocessor introduced in October, 1996. The 21264 implemented the Alpha instruction set architecture (ISA). it was not a AMD Slot A cpu btw but it share something indeed with Slot A and Athlon devlopement
AMD's 'SlotA' uses a completely different bus protocol, based on the DEC Alpha protocol 'EV6'.
oh don't worry i could write Gay First Date for the GFD but i prefer the one i used
Guess I failed then.
Still need a GFD though.
only half fail doesnt make a fail
and damned i be (lol whut Yoda mode?) i can't find the GFD i had (i still have my Slot A A700 but no mobo or GFD left)
I put together a slot a win 98 rig a few months ago using a msi6167 board.
and for my side as, thanks to the 9th WCG birthday challenge and the marvelous price i won, i have now a Paypal account xD so Ebay is a bit more accessible, most of the seller don't accept bank transfer ... at last those who have what i want!
Well I received a box full of some ole hardware today. In the box was some motherboards, chips, coolers, memory, and.........................................
Well, open the spoiler and see.
Spoiler: Guess what?
A frigging Voodoo 5 5500!!!!!!!! Wow, been wanting one of these forever to add to my seriously crazy ass collection of nostalgic hardware. LOLOL
Even had the original Quick Install book with it!! Simply amazing.
Wish it came with the original box.......I know, that is asking too much LOL
Very nice! This makes me want to build my Voodoo 5 rig lol.
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