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AMD 5x86@160mhz., Media Vision PAS16.

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Reply 100 of 105, by Intel486dx33

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amadeus777999 wrote on 2020-09-01, 11:35:

These speakers do look nice - do they sound good?

Paired with the subwoofer they were really good computer speakers back in 1990’s.
They work well with sound cards that have a built in amp.
My Klipsch pro media 2.1 speakers dont work well with sound cards that have a built in amp.

They sound okay for there time.
They sound better than Yamaha YST with subwoofer.

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Reply 101 of 105, by Intel486dx33

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I just received a “ADZ” variant of the AMD 5x86-133
This chip is suppose to be able to endure higher temps than the “ADW” variant.

So maybe this chip will last longer at 160mhz.
It’s NOT going to perform faster just better suited for running at higher temperatures.

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I am pondering adding a 5.25 floppy drive to this computer.
What do you think ?

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Reply 103 of 105, by Intel486dx33

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I picked up a spare CPU.

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Reply 105 of 105, by Intel486dx33

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jesolo wrote on 2019-05-11, 19:48:
feipoa wrote:

I used an Am5x86-133 in 1997 with Win95a and didn't find it slow. I didn't use it for 3D gaming. And it seems like mp3s didn't become popular until 1998.

Interestingly, I recall using mp3's before that. I remember still playing mp3's on my brother's 486DX4-100 around 1996 using WinPlay3 (Winamp was only released in 1997) but, then you couldn't do much else on Windows, since it really used up quite a bit of CPU power.
However, I do agree that widespread distribution probably only started around 1998 with the launch of the popular file sharing web sites.

Yes, in DOS with MPXplay it should work fine/
Will only use about 50% CPU.

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