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quake3 SMP-scaling thread…

…get it? Thread ? :lol: :cool: Anyway, I wanted to hear your experiences when running Q3A in SMP. I recently noticed some cards scale better than others, presumably due to the different versions of OpenGL they support, different motherboard chipsets, or simply problems with drivers, so I made some …

Re: "Outrigger" OR840 build

Got the second Tualaking. I installed it and "tested" the machine a bit by running a 1h stress test from aida64. Nothing extraordinary happened, which is good when you stress test. dualakings.jpg IMG_20170714_195301508.jpg I did notice that this CPUs get hot , so I will have to figure out what to do …

Re: Quake III Arena Benchmark Thread

How well does SMP work with this version of Quake 3? Its buggy, to say the least. Hangs are common if you edit the cfg file with r_smp 1: most of the time you will be greeted by a blank screen when launching the game. Using the method above in this thread, editing the shortcut, has yet to fail me. …

Re: Quake III Arena Benchmark Thread

One of my new P3-S 1400 arrived today, so I figured I'd test it out and post my results. I was also in the mood to play with a Radeon 9100—a lower clocked 8500 that came out later—so I'm curious under which year you'll put the entry; 144.8 FPS, slivercr, Radeon 9100 @ 250/500 MHz (5.8 Catalyst), …

Re: "Outrigger" OR840 build

I just noticed you were on my IRC server, so I thought I'd stop by to check what you've done exactly, and hell - amazing work! This is stuff other people have been searching for for the better part of a decade or so! :) I will link to this thread and your blog somewhere on the Voodooalert board as …

Re: "Outrigger" OR840 build

as far as windows goes, never had any issue with smp. personally, id probably stick with XP and strip it of as many bells & whistles i reasonably could. xp likes ram. do you have 2gb in this? You mean smp or mps? I have no issues with smp either (as far as I can tell), my problem is with XP not …

Re: "Outrigger" OR840 build

Its been 2 months since I started this thread, my first ever post in vogons. In that post I had 4 things I wanted to do with this system: get a new case, play with slotkets and tualatins, find nice overclockers, and set up a dual 300A configuration. I am happy to say I've achieved 2 of those …

Re: Overclocking/trashing vs. longevity of retro hardware.

in Milliways
What I don't like to see is people carelessly ruining hardware by foolish overclocking (like the play-doh mods or overclocking certain special hardware components to death out of pure boredom, stupidity, idc-ness or arrogance or something). BUT the major disclaimer here is that...if it's theirs, …

Re: Overclocking/trashing vs. longevity of retro hardware.

in Milliways
Should we all underclock our hardware, then? :P I'll argue with an example: the 300A needs no extra voltage to run at 450. This is the 2nd to best CPU of 1998—the best being the Celeron 333 at 500. It generates more heat, but some nice thermal paste and a good fan will take care of it, and it will …

Re: Quake III Arena Benchmark Thread

It works quite well in 1.32c and the demo hangs exactly the moment described on arstechnica. The difference is significant unless you run Quake at resolutions when performance is fillrate limited by your GPU. With a QuadroFX 3000 (performance equal to a GeForce 5900) with two 800 MHz Pentium III …

Re: "Outrigger" OR840 build

Final(?) blog update concerning the mod. I have documented the exact mods done to the slotkets in order to run on the OR840 in the blog post, but I will also put them here for everyone's quick access. No BIOS hacking was necessary. Hopefully this helps other OR840 owners that want to try dual …

Re: "Outrigger" OR840 build

Jade Falcon wrote: Nice work! Thanks! I am quite excited, but its still not ready: the machine boots up consistently every single time, but it locks up while running 3dmark or unreal tournament (I've only tried these and q3a, which works fine). The CPUs were stable enough to reinstall Windows, …

Re: "Outrigger" OR840 build

so, this just happened; IMG_20170630_201821127.jpg quick q3a run with smp enabled gives around 150, compared to 117 of only one CPU. IMG_20170630_202049065.jpg super stoked!!! I literally only did 1 change compared to what I had done and wrote up in the blog: I was curious as to why PowerLeap didn't …

Re: "Outrigger" OR840 build

http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/004/553/5b0.gif omg amazing! I think you need a patched BIOS with the required microcodes! But I think this could actually work! Color me impressed. Thanks for the support, guys! I am not sure its a BIOS issue. The computer is already booting up and …

Re: "Outrigger" OR840 build

Hey people. I have been stupid busy the past days, hence the lack of updates. Here's a quick update on the status of this; the MS-6905 Master MSI slotkets arrived! I have studied them a bit and done a couple of mods. According to the datasheet (and a couple sources I am using) I still have to take …

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