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Reply 1662 of 1690, by ynari

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Oh, I'm liking the socket seven build! I have a S7 motherboard with a Cyrix MII 300 lying around somewhere, which I stopped using because the fan was too noisy.

Reply 1663 of 1690, by Sago7

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appiah4 wrote on 2019-12-25, 07:43:
Speaking of crippled super socket 7 systems, here is my K6-2/500 build with an MVP4 mATX motherboard that doesn't have enough sl […]
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Speaking of crippled super socket 7 systems, here is my K6-2/500 build with an MVP4 mATX motherboard that doesn't have enough slots for me to run my Voodoo 2 SLI configuration 😒 I hope to find an ATX MVP3 board for cheap at some point..

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K6-2 500mhz. That was my first PC.
MB Soyo 5EHM
64MB RAM

It came with a Trio S3 8MB, but it was replaced with a Nvidia TNT 32MB.

Reply 1664 of 1690, by Zack_H

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Here’s another one I pulled from the trash.

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A Dell Dimension 8200, the exact Pentium 4 system I had been looking for. It’s a socket 478 and uses RDRAM.

It currently has a 1.8GHz Willamette and actually runs very well, but I will be swapping it out for a 3.0GHz Northwood.

I have dual-booted it with Windows 2000 and XP.

It’s missing the floppy drive, so I will have to get another for it.

Starting Windows 95. . .

Reply 1666 of 1690, by Zack_H

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kolderman wrote on 2020-02-28, 17:56:

Love those dell cases, probably my favorite of all time. I have a ddr p4 version. I also have the horizontal p3 model. Both run win2k.

They are nice! Very solid too. Dell is probably my favorite brand for early 2000s computers. They are just so awesome and reliable.

What model is your P4? An 8300?

Starting Windows 95. . .

Reply 1668 of 1690, by ragnar-gd

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My ultimate rig, running W98SE, XP and W10.

MoBo: ASRock 890FX Deluxe5
CPU: AMD FX-8350 with Wraith Max RGB LED (just glowing red, 'cause AMD)
Ram: 16GB (2 x 8GB Mushkin) (W98SE can see only 1GB of this by some black magic from MSFN)

GPU: (illuminated in green, 'cause NVidia)
- Slot 1 (PCIe 2.0 8x): EVGA NVidia 7900 GTX PCIe 512MB
- Slot 2 (PCIe 2.0 8x): MANLI NVidia GTX 970 PCIe 4GB (W98SE cannot see this one)

Sound: Soundblaster Audigy 2 PCI

Storage (W98SE cannot see port 1-4):
- Port 1: SuperTalent SSD 128GB SATA II (XP)
- Port 2: SanDisk SSD ExtremePro 480GB SATA III (W10)
- Port 3: LG BluRay SATA
- Port 4: <reserved for future use>
- Port 5: SuperTalent SSD 64 GB SATA II (W98SE) in IDE Mode
- Port 6: noname SATA DVD in ATAPI mode

LAN: TP-Link TG-3468 Gigabit PCIe

XP and W10 can also use and see USB3.0, W98SE cannot, of course.

I hope you like my illumination...

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My posts on the subject of W98SE legacy are dedicated to Rudolph Loew, (+11/ 2019, *1952), as without his work my builds would not be possible.

Reply 1669 of 1690, by Bancho

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My Current Configuration for my main retro rig - Been drawn back to the K6-III Plus. Also been using it with my CRT's. Blood on a CRT is sooo good!

AMD K63+ @ 550mhz
Asus P5a-B rev1.04 Ali V AT motherboard
128mb Micron SD Ram
3dfx Voodoo 3 3000 AGP
Matrox M3D PowerVR
SB Live! CT4760
Reveal SC500
Drives etc

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Reply 1672 of 1690, by bearking

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Bancho wrote on 2020-03-05, 14:51:
My Current Configuration for my main retro rig - Been drawn back to the K6-III Plus. Also been using it with my CRT's. Blood on […]
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My Current Configuration for my main retro rig - Been drawn back to the K6-III Plus. Also been using it with my CRT's. Blood on a CRT is sooo good!

AMD K63+ @ 550mhz
Asus P5a-B rev1.04 Ali V AT motherboard
128mb Micron SD Ram
3dfx Voodoo 3 3000 AGP
Matrox M3D PowerVR
SB Live! CT4760
Reveal SC500
Drives etc

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Hey, that's a realy nice case & DVD drive!

Reply 1673 of 1690, by halls_well

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Thanks to you guys for all of the help getting this thing running after these parts sat around for 15+ years! Here's my first hack at a 1997-2000 Franken-PC

Pentium III Coppermine running at 550 (underclocked to reduce heat and wear, fan added temporarily by me)
Asus P2B
512MB ECC RAM (only 256 is showing up, in theory the board should support it all but 256 is already more than I need so I haven't investigated much)
Radeon 7000 64MB (for now)
Aureal Vortex sound card (can't find my AWE64 anywhere 🙁 )
Compaq NIC
120GB WD IDE HDD (retro, but the bad kind of retro)

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Next steps are CompactFlash to IDE to quiet things down, a better GPU (though I like the low-heat Radeon it seems to be CPU hungry), cleaning it all up, including a more permanent fan solution...

Reply 1674 of 1690, by appiah4

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Oh wow, I want that case, so amazingly retro looking. My first computer (486DX) came in a very similar case, but it was AT and had a front door, but otherwise looked very similar.

Retronautics: A digital gallery of my retro computers, hardware and projects.

Reply 1675 of 1690, by halls_well

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Thanks, I like it too! It started its life as a Pentium II 266, but who knows, it may have sat around a few years before it was used! It's from a shop that mainly did networking and corporate networks, so it may have been intended as server case, I've never found another like it though... I'll let you know if I do 😁

Reply 1676 of 1690, by Cyrix200+

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halls_well wrote on 2020-03-12, 02:50:
Thanks to you guys for all of the help getting this thing running after these parts sat around for 15+ years! Here's my first ha […]
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Thanks to you guys for all of the help getting this thing running after these parts sat around for 15+ years! Here's my first hack at a 1997-2000 Franken-PC

Pentium III Coppermine running at 550 (underclocked to reduce heat and wear, fan added temporarily by me)
Asus P2B
512MB ECC RAM (only 256 is showing up, in theory the board should support it all but 256 is already more than I need so I haven't investigated much)
Radeon 7000 64MB (for now)
Aureal Vortex sound card (can't find my AWE64 anywhere 🙁 )
Compaq NIC
120GB WD IDE HDD (retro, but the bad kind of retro)

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Next steps are CompactFlash to IDE to quiet things down, a better GPU (though I like the low-heat Radeon it seems to be CPU hungry), cleaning it all up, including a more permanent fan solution...

Aww, the case badge 😀 Corporate Computer, Inc. in Comic Sans (-ish) font 😀 It's perfect!

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Reply 1677 of 1690, by H3nrik V!

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halls_well wrote on 2020-03-12, 02:50:

Asus P2B
512MB ECC RAM (only 256 is showing up, in theory the board should support it all but 256 is already more than I need so I haven't investigated much)

Being a BX board, you probably have single bank RAM, thus only half is recognized by the chipset. I'm a assuming that's 2x256 megs, you've got in there?

Reply 1678 of 1690, by halls_well

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H3nrik V! wrote on 2020-03-13, 22:02:
halls_well wrote on 2020-03-12, 02:50:

Asus P2B
512MB ECC RAM (only 256 is showing up, in theory the board should support it all but 256 is already more than I need so I haven't investigated much)

Being a BX board, you probably have single bank RAM, thus only half is recognized by the chipset. I'm a assuming that's 2x256 megs, you've got in there?

I suspect you're right, thought I thought I did my research on what the board supported! I got 2x 256MB registered ECC RAM, 9 chips per side, double sided memory (IBM-branded Micron pc133r-333-542-b1). The board supports ECC, but no matter what I've done it just shows 128MB per stick. Even stranger, when I put in a different 128MB stick, it only shows that stick (my guess is the memory controller has to do either/or for buffered/unbuffered memory?). Luckily I haven't hit any limits in Windows 98 yet, and it was $7 shipped so I'm not too unhappy 😁

Thanks for pointing that out!

Cyrix200+ wrote on 2020-03-13, 06:36:

Aww, the case badge 😀 Corporate Computer, Inc. in Compic Sans (-ish) font 😀 It's perfect!

Yeah hahaha I looked up their website from when the sticker on the case dates it to and it's got similar flair 😁

Reply 1679 of 1690, by janskjaer

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bearking wrote on 2020-03-05, 20:04:

Hey, that's a realy nice case & DVD drive!

I believe it is a Pioneer DVD-105s ('s' for slot-load model). You can see mine which currently resides in my Glidebox. Originally purchased in 2001 from new, it has been the daily optical drive in all my current systems until around 2014, when I stopped using them in modern systems:

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DELL Dimension XPS M200s
:Intel Pentium MMX 200MHz
:64MB RAM
:MS-DOS 6.22 / Win95b
:Matrox Millenium II PCI
:Matrox m3D (PowerVR PCX2)
Chaintech Apogee 7VJL Apogee
:AMD Athlon XP 2800+
:3GB RAM
:Win98SE / Win2000 SP4
:3Dlabs Oxygen VX1 32MB AGP 4x