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Re: GPU Suggestions?

Alistar1776 wrote on 2022-12-18, 02:20: Is that a rare feature? It's not common. I've found the odd mATX board with a 12V connector as well. Some of the dual S462 machines had one CPU on 12V and one on the ATX connector.

Re: GPU Suggestions?

Alistar1776 wrote on 2022-05-06, 18:43: I have another psu thats a 420W unit, I can swap out when I get time. Should be fine. Even better if it's ATX 12V compliant as this is one of a handful of Socket 462 boards supplying CPU VID from the aux connector.

Re: Sound Blaster 16 Clones

Unpowering a chip never works, it will then start powering itself up through all the other connected pins and this will lead to excess distortion etc. You really do need to remove a chip or utilize some actual disable feature when present. Even worse, I bet the behaviour is quite difficult to …

Re: Sound Blaster 16 Clones

This card has few issues : * no way to bypass the speaker amp so it will be too loud and also quite noisy because of it * no proper voltage regulator for analog side, only a zener based shunt so expect digital noises etc. in the output. There is a spot for a 7805 and this can fix at least this …

Re: Pentium 200 MMX vs Pentium III 500 MHz - Any reason to NOT use the faster hardware?

Oh, I just realized that it's an overdrive. Not sure about all the test registers in that case. Clueless1 has (or had) a P55 based POD. Full TR12 register support. I think we tried to say the same thing but you misinterpreted me. Definitely possible. In general, I've found PMMX CPUs to be capable …

Re: Pentium 200 MMX vs Pentium III 500 MHz - Any reason to NOT use the faster hardware?

Early games aren’t throttled but pentoum 200 is probably already too fast for those. There is a lot that a p3 500 can do. Not much that a 200 can do that it can’t (other than being cooler. ;) Disagree. Katmai has a massive performance gap when disabling caches. Games like Commanche and U7 really …

Re: Sound Blaster 16 Clones

This card has few issues : * no way to bypass the speaker amp so it will be too loud and also quite noisy because of it * no proper voltage regulator for analog side, only a zener based shunt so expect digital noises etc. in the output. There is a spot for a 7805 and this can fix at least this …

Re: Capacitor replacement rules?

in Milliways
I already explained it can throw off a control loop, like a switching power supply regulator feedback loop. Some switching power supply chips have a limit how large (or small) a capacitance you can put at the regulator output or the output voltage won´t be stable, it could start to oscillate or …

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