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Re: Keep GeForce 4 to cards from dying

"Static from an outlet? Is that even a thing?" Brain fart on my part. 🤣 Let me try agin. I dout it was cased by ESD, or his powergrid. Any better? LOL It still could have been ESD if he handled the cards during winter conditions, which could have very well been the case. Geforce 4 Cards do run hot …

Re: Questions on CoPros

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Come to think of it... Even with an FPU, floating-point instructions are slower than integer instructions, right? Floating-point is only good when precision is important. And games weren't about precision, games were about speed - so it was all based on simplified, integer-only math. Yes and no, " …

Re: Questions on CoPros

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why wouldn't the developers code in support for copros? I believe the short answer to that is that, prior to the 486DX and later CPUs that included a floating point unit, one would have had to pay extra to get that functionality . Outside of people working with specific applications (CAD, 3D …

Re: If we were to accept 15 years ago as retro....

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Vintage on the other hand, is to me a fully acceptable term to describe everything computing related. Yes, even Cor2Duo machines. Because they are outdated, See this is what annoys me Technically vintage means anything over 20 years, anything younger is just old, outdated, obsolete but then as …

Re: If we were to accept 15 years ago as retro....

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It it so subjective. 8bit computer to 286/386 are stone age. 486-P3 is retro. P4/Athlon XP/64 is obsolete. And Core2 is still usable, so not really retro. But it is only my subjective opinion. but yes, a 69 Mustang or even a E38 7. series BMW will always be retro, IF it is in good condition. But I …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

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After I build them i quickly loose interest in them, ive got 15 built, fully configured and everything installed but I havn't used one in the last year I think Iunderstand you . I love tweaking, testing and upgrading my setup . Playing games is fun too, sometimes. However, I think that I am at my …

Re: fx5500 or Geforce MX4000 for Pentium200MMX

All 3 use the same drivers No. GeForce FX 5500 and GeForce 4 MX do not use the same driver. You can easily install much earlier drivers on any GeForce 4 MX. No the mx4000 came out around the same time as the 5500, it's a 64bit card with mx440 clock speeds designed for the sub $50 gpu market …

Re: Best cpu for Voodoo Banshee

kolderman wrote on 2021-01-29, 18:44: C3/K6+. You are in the era where a CPU that can be slowed down is desirable, as the Banshee is also an excellent 2D card for DOS games. Don't forget 3DFX having the best 3d now support in their drivers

Keep GeForce 4 to cards from dying

So in the last 6 months I've had 5 Ti's fail. 2x Ti-4200 64mb 1xTi-4200 128 mb 1x Ti-4200 8x 1x Ti-4600 I've swapped boards and psus, but the deaths are all the same, after a few weeks I start getting artifacts and continue to do so until the card is unusable. Athlon XP 2800 based hp a430n and I've …

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