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today I'm starting a new little project :)
will be testing around 40 CPU across 8 platforms, starting from the Pentium i200 and will probably end with early Athlon 64s (S754 I think), it depends

first CPU (Pentium 200MHz) on first platform (ASUS P5A-B) is ready for Win98 (which I guess It just got better! in the meantime :D)


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and I could not miss a little more artistic shot :p

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can't wait to share the results!
 
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Half of the parts have arrived!
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ASUS P2B rev 1.02 with HIP6019CB VRM, 400MHz Deschutes SL3EE, Matrox G200 8MB, and a 40GB WD Caviar.

The only thing I have to do the mobo is replace the CR2032 holder and find a new GPU (as I was told, the G200 isn't worth beans in 3D).
 
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Wow, don't know what's going on, but all of the sudden everyone seems to have a "thing" for Slot machines. Whatever it is, keep it up guys! :)

In the meantime, I'm working on yet another Slot 1 rig, myself:


Still long way from being finished, but I'm getting there:
 
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Half of the parts have arrived!
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ASUS P2B rev 1.02 with HIP6019CB VRM, 400MHz Deschutes SL3EE, Matrox G200 8MB, and a 40GB WD Caviar.

The only thing I have to do the mobo is replace the CR2032 holder and find a new GPU (as I was told, the G200 isn't worth beans in 3D).
I have owned everything in that picture! WOW did that take me back...
 
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Wow, don't know what's going on, but all of the sudden everyone seems to have a "thing" for Slot machines. Whatever it is, keep it up guys! :)
I missed out on Slot-1, and Socket 370. I stayed on the Super 7 with a K6-III until I upgraded to a Socket A Athlon XP.
 
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I missed out on Slot-1, and Socket 370. I stayed on the Super 7 with a K6-III until I upgraded to a Socket A Athlon XP.
Your loss :)

My first Slot 1 system was none other than "Adison" ... original one that is (PII, 350)


The current build, P3 550 with Soyo board is also going to be Adison (the one on the left, empty case), and I'm actually paying a tribute to the original one by forcing the same "theme", part scheme throughout all the Adison builds so far. Which include (but are not limited to) BTC CD-ROM, Quantum Fireball hard drive, Slot 1 440BX motherboard & obviously the case itself ;)
 
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Arrived today: MSI Geforce 4 Ti 4200 128Mb
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Your loss :)
Not really with the K6-III 450 MHz overclocked to 504 MHz. The 256KB on die L2 Cache helped. It offered plenty of performance for integer heavy programs, and only was weak on the floating point unit.
 
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Not really with the K6-III 450 MHz overclocked to 504 MHz. The 256KB on die L2 Cache helped.
That's all you got out of it? Those K6-3-450's could get 567mhz without much effort. Maybe a motherboard limitation? Good chips though! They gave the Pentium2s a solid run for the money.
 
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That was all I could get out of it.

Those K6-3-450's could get 567mhz without much effort.
You referring to the die shrunk mobile version? The original larger non + desktop chip was lucky to over clock to 550 MHz.
 
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That was all I could get out of it.
Damn. I wish I'd known you back then, could have helped you optimize and get a bit more. With the right board and tweaking 533 would have been easy with 567 being attainable..

You referring to the die shrunk mobile version? The original larger non + desktop chip was lucky to over clock to 550 MHz.
No, I was talking about the desktop version. It had to be done the right way, with lots of cooling, but it was doable.
 
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I missed out on Slot-1, and Socket 370. I stayed on the Super 7 with a K6-III until I upgraded to a Socket A Athlon XP.

Ha! I did the exact same thing.
 
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Hello old fashioned bios - did not see ya in a long time: but its good to be home again.

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Scored a free GTX670 and a SB Audigy 2 ZS (latter not pictured)

Probably dead seeing it's missing BOTH fans, but I haven't tested it yet.
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Hello old fashioned bios - did not see ya in a long time: but its good to be home again.

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Ah yes, DFI's Lanparty DK boards. IIRC the BIOS routine is slightly similar to Gigabyte boards of the same era. At least my P45-T2RS had the same beep pattern as most Gigabyte mobos (EP45T-DS3R and H55M-S2V are two examples).

EDIT: I got lucky with the 670. Booted it as far as the "Please plug your PCI-E connectors" screen (which is typical of ASUS) and it had NO artefacting or anything. Just a clear picture stating to connect the PCI-E cables.
 
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Probably dead seeing it's missing BOTH fans, but I haven't tested it yet.
Look for any physical damage and if you find none, take the shroud off, strap a pair of fans to it and test it. You've got nothing to lose.
 
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Look for any physical damage and if you find none, take the shroud off, strap a pair of fans to it and test it. You've got nothing to lose.
Tested it with no PCI-E attached. Got a crisp DOS screen saying to power off and plug the cables. If it would've been dead, it would artefact over that as well, or just go undetected.
 
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Probably dead seeing it's missing BOTH fans, but I haven't tested it yet.
Nah, most likely the previous owner took off the fans to put on something else since they didn't need the card anymore. Fans are useful everywhere, whether they're in a PC or out. I scavenged a PSU fan to put in my GTX 690 while I waited for my replacement fan to come.
The double-sided tape eventually fell off and the fan murderized itself (one fan blade came off and yanked off a wire too), but it lasted for a week and a half.

EDIT:
My parents are going on vacation to Europe for my dad's 40th birthday, and me and my grandpa are going to a computer parts and repair store. According to the owner: "Yes we have parts! I will pay you to take these parts!"
I have half of a P4HT build in the basement right now (motherboard, CPU, GPU, RAM) and I'm hoping to get storage, a case, PSU, and cooling. I want to watercool it if possible as the northbridge has a waterblock on (previous owner got the 3.4 GHz Prescott CPU in it to 4 GHz stable), but if they don't have any watercooling parts I'll try and get the waterblock off with canned air and stick a tower cooler on the northbridge. Southbridge has a heatsink, and so do the VRMs.
What I have right now:
Pentium 4 HT 3.4 GHz Prescott
ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe
BFG GeForce 6800 Ultra OC
Ageia PhysX PPU
2x1GB DDR 400, 2x512MB DDR 400

I'd like to get the WiFi module for it, but ASUS gave it the most ambiguous name possible.
 
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I'd like to get the WiFi module for it, but ASUS gave it the most ambiguous name possible.
Never seen wifi for one. I have P4C800-E Deluxe, fully boxed with all the accessories and paperwork, including a software bundle. Never seen one with wifi.
 
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Never seen wifi for one. I have P4C800-E Deluxe, fully boxed with all the accessories and paperwork, including a software bundle. Never seen one with wifi.
ASUS made a WiFi module as a separate accessory with a weird connector. Uses a bunch of pin sockets like on a breadboard.
I managed to find one on eBay as a complete bundle with a motherboard, CPU, I/O shield, box, etc., but it got bought.
 
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ASUS made a WiFi module as a separate accessory with a weird connector. Uses a bunch of pin sockets like on a breadboard.
I managed to find one on eBay as a complete bundle with a motherboard, CPU, I/O shield, box, etc., but it got bought.
I think I might have one that came with a A7N8X-E. It's similar to the PC104 format but not quite. Never used it though, always opted for a PCI based 802.11n card, also from ASUS.
 
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