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  1. GreiverBlade

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    humpf heretic <3 the K6-II was named K6-2 the K6-III used the roman number indeed.

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    The prescott P4s were smoking the Athlon XPs at a cost though. But the 939 FX-55 was a nice single core dhip
     
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    humpf now i want this ...
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    Athlon paperweight ahah :D
    or that
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    K5 die keychain
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    K6-2 die keychain omfg ... ok the mad in china ruin a bit the pics :D

    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.
     
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    Thats awesome
     
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  5. stinger608

    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    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. :p Just could not pass that up for $10 and a half an hour of my time to run and get them. :laugh:

    Man, I have a dead Athlon 1500+ that I should make into something. Hmm, a paper weight? Key chain? I don't know. :rockout:
     
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    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.
     
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    Continuing with the Athlon fandom:
     
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    :laugh: That was funny as hell. I hadn't seen that one before JP. Good one man.
     
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    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. :)
     
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    What is "GFD?" Is that Good F'n Deal? :laugh:
     
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    Meh, I thought this was a nostalgia thread.

    GFD = Gold Finger Device
    It was used to adjust the multiplier on the Slot A's.
     
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    Oh hell yea, it has been so long since I heard of that LOL. sorry man.
     
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    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? ;)
     
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    Are you testing me? :D

    21264 AMD Slot A processor, 450-600 MHz

    I guess I deserved that.

    :twitch: Mildly intrigued now, and a little intimidated. LOL
     
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    i was talking about the bus x) not the chip :D 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

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    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
     
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    Guess I failed then.

    Still need a GFD though. :)
     
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    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)
     
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    I put together a slot a win 98 rig a few months ago using a msi6167 board.
     
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    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!
     
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    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. :peace::peace::peace:

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    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. :toast:

    Wish it came with the original box.......I know, that is asking too much LOL
     
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    Very nice! This makes me want to build my Voodoo 5 rig lol.
     
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    *rage mode* graaaaaaaahhh *end of rage* GRATZ
     
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    I agree! Throw the voodoo card in an ole AGP motherboard, install Windows 98SE, and load up some original Unreal Tournament and Quake III :laugh:

    Also, here is a huge list of 3dfx drivers over at Guru3D:
    http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?id=11
     
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    MUAHAHAHAHAHAAA:

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    I'm missing the manual though. :(
     
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    Yea dang, that is what I need is the box. :p Probably never find one though. :laugh:
     
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