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Re: What's the dumbest retro mistake you've made?

in Milliways
Besides the obvious "throwing out old stuff and regretting it later", I once connected an AT PSU to a Socket 7 motherboard the wrong way round (P8 to P9 and vice versa) because I was in a hurry and didn't pay attention. Bang goes the tantalum cap, quite spectacular. Luckily after replacing the cap, …

Re: Terrible 3Dmark2001 scores on P3-S 1400 system

I have now ruled out Win2k, the Promise SATA controller and the Audigy2 sound card as possible problem sources. I removed both cards and booted the computer using a Live-CD of Win XP (Hirens Boot CD) and ran SuperPI, which gave the same lousy results (just under 4 Minutes for calculating 1M). Will …

Re: Terrible 3Dmark2001 scores on P3-S 1400 system

No additional USB controller card, but for the HDD I am using a Promise SATA 300 TX2plus controller. Haven't had any issues with these in the past, though. But I might try hooking up the disk to the IDE controller using a simple SATA to IDE converter and see if it makes any difference.

Re: Terrible 3Dmark2001 scores on P3-S 1400 system

What FSB is the system running at? It's humming along nicely at 133 * 10.5 = 1400 MHz. Verified with WCPUID and Everest. I get around 8150 points in that benchmark on windows 98SE. Used detonators 44.03 and VIA 694T mainbord. Can you run 3DMark'99 and tell me how many CPU points you get? I noticed …

Terrible 3Dmark2001 scores on P3-S 1400 system

Hi guys, I am currently putting together a new P3-S Tualatin system. Mainboard is a Fujitsu Siemens D1219 (i815E chipset), 512 MB RAM, Windows 2000. Problem: Terrible 3D performance with different video cards. I have other systems with similar configurations so I can compare. GeForce 4 Ti4200 --> …

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