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  1. _JP_

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    Well, it depends if it is a Slot 1 model or a Socket 370 model.









    j/k!
    Snap some pics of it and post them here!!


    EDIT: BAH! Too late for it. :p
    Nice parts!
     
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    either skt 370 or slot 1 count xD also PII much better ... tho i prefere my mobile PII package xD
     
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    Mandatory vid

     
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    i have a mobile PII & PIII also and the first celeron
     
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    :toast: very cool man, an ole Pentium II 400! :respect::respect:

    That actually reminds me that I need to take some pictures of an ole Dell dual Slot 1 server that has dual Pentium II 400's. That old system still runs and has Windows NT installed on dual SCSI 9gb raid 1 drives. :rockout:

    I know, I know, pictures or it didn't happen. :roll:
    Just the dang thing is buried in a storage unit LOL.
     
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    TITS OR IT WILL NOT HAPPEN! errrr... wait .... nevermind ... where did i put my
    (i really need to finish my Nemesis retrobuild to have some pics to add :laugh: )

    edit not retro but i need to find a GMC R4 case ... dang cant find one in switzerland...duh
     
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    I hope this qualifies, a Radeon HD 3850 :rolleyes:

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    CLUB3D! all copper yummy! juste like my Sapphire X800GT ... dang now its all about Aluminium with copper heatpipe (or no copper at all ... :cry: )
     
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    Big Foot Quantum 5.25 6 Gb Hard Drive ATA 66 4,000 RPM

    Its my friends and it sounds like a jet taking off

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    haha one of my friends had one of these bigfoots years ago, it was as big as a dinner plate :roll:
     
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    Got an X1950Pro AGP.

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    Supposedly it doesn't work (seller said that drivers don't recognize the card, haven't tested myself) but I got it mainly to have an spare IceQ3 cooler for my 3850 AGP.
     
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    well get some pictures up brother! Or it doesn't exist. :laugh:
     
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    Got an X-Fi XtremeMusic for a retro build:

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    BTW, does it need external power? There's a 4 pin floppy connector on it.
     
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    Moved the retro Xeon rig into the new case. Added a reinforcing member to the motherboard tray backplate, it was bowed slightly and my OCD wouldn't let it slide.

    Had to swap out the Obsidian because of clearance issues and also swapped out the WinFast A380 Ultra with the Gateway FX5950 Ultra because the cooler intake is directly in the airstream from the front of the case. Used a VGA saver to replace the cheapo pass-through cable that came with my Voodoo 2s.

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    Yummy!:toast:
     
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    Check out this bad boy!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Quantu...918?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item4ac2eda45e

    Been a lot of activity in this thread lately. I just looked back at when I posted back in 2011 to see that I never posted pics of my rig! :banghead: My socket 7 system is still going strong. I was on it just the other day infact. I got a second hand 17" Dell LCD to replace the aging 19" compaq CRT. Takes up alot less room on my desk. :rockout:

    I recently acquired a slot A K7 rig. Think it's 800MHz. It's got a TNT2 M64 card in there and 256mb PC133 ram. Oh and a sound blaster live. It's too new for my nostalgic hardware. Anyone in the uk need anything of this vintage?
     
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    Well get them pictures up man. :rockout:
     
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    I saw one of these go for like a quarter the price a few months ago. If I ever see another for that cheap again I may just jump on one, just so I can have the consumer and professional versions of the Obsidian 2.
     
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    So here is my dos/win98 rig

    Specs are:

    Fullyes Intel i430VX P55C motherboard - I managed to find a bios update for this board on the internet archive! :rockout: It is now version '2.7' (was 2.5). I had to change a jumper on the bios to enable reprogram mode :D
    512kb cache (256kb onboard plus 256kb expansion!)
    Amd k6/2 450. This cpu should not work in this board. (Bios says it's a 486 DX/S 66) but due to a unique multiplier interpretation in the k6/2 it interprets 2x66 as 6x66 so runs at 400MHz! The maximum speed the board should support is 233MHz (From the pentium MMX range)
    Min voltage the board supports is 2.5V, the chip is rated at 2.4V. Close enough! ;)
    64mb edo ram (max supported cacheable is 64mb, but will take 128mb - not sure what would happen to performance if I stuck another 64mb in there.)
    Geforce 2 mx 32mb - severely bottlenecked by system bus!
    Sound blaster awe 64 gold
    6.4gb hd
    16x dvd-rom

    I took the voodoo2 out as it conflicted with my PCI USB add in card. The board pre-dates usb. :banghead:

    PICS!

    Baby AT case - was quite a stylish number at the time!
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    I'm currently using an ATX psu. Because a couple of years ago this happened!

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    Some kind of weird short circuit killed my psu and fried my internal speaker. I don't think the internal speaker hardware on the motherboard works anymore. So no more bios beep! :ohwell:

    this pic is from a few years back. Before I got my AWE64. Full length AWE 32! I think the Graphics card is a Geforce4 MX420 which I sent back because I thought it was faulty. Turned out it was bad nvidia drivers. The later detonator drivers had some issues running on old hardware, but period drivers worked great (I had the same issue with the geforce 2 I got after it)

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    AWE64 - I was kinda disappointed when I found out it didn't really have much more features than the AWE32. The extra '32' is done in software. But I suppose it looks nice and also makes less 'noise'

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    The additional cooling on the GF2 is a bit 'ghetto' :laugh:

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    256kb cache card. I found this on ebay in about 2003.

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    I think this cooler is for a socket A K7. I had to bend the pins for the HDD LED to get it to fit. But this is a vastly superior cooler now than what any socket 7 chip came with. The k6/2s were quite bad for running hot. I didn't want to take any chances with the over volting! Also managed to hide the HDD cables under the motherboard. I am a fan of cable management when possible!

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    Oh, and some period benchmark results!

    Some sandra 2001 ones
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    And finally, 3dmark 99! :rockout:
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    More to come :)
     
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