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

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

Postby feipoa » 2019-5-06 @ 18:17

Intel486dx33 wrote:It's running stable now. and MP3's play better with WinAMP v2.02 and v2.05.

Which ingredients were required to make it stable playing mp3s?
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Re: AMD 5x86@160mhz., Media Vision PAS16.

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2019-5-06 @ 18:19

I think just using an older version of Winamp that supports the 486 CPU.
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Re: AMD 5x86@160mhz., Media Vision PAS16.

Postby feipoa » 2019-5-06 @ 18:21

Why do you "think" that is all it took? Can a 133MHz Am5x86 with Winamp v2.05 play mp3's with the scrolling song name and spectrum display?
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Re: AMD 5x86@160mhz., Media Vision PAS16.

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2019-5-06 @ 19:06

I think this is going to be the best this build can do without a bios update.
It’s not great but it works better than before.
Everything works, Networking, Internet and MP3 playback.
This computer would definitely run better with WinNT351.
I think this CPU was build for WinNT351 and NOT Win95 as stated on the CPU.
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Re: AMD 5x86@160mhz., Media Vision PAS16.

Postby feipoa » 2019-5-06 @ 19:26

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

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2019-5-06 @ 23:18

I think I am going to give up on WIn95 and go with A dual boot DOS/WIn3.11 for Workgroups with TCP/IP 32 patch for networking. The computer performs fine in DOS I already benchmarked it and it run good.
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Re: AMD 5x86@160mhz., Media Vision PAS16.

Postby feipoa » 2019-5-06 @ 23:26

How about DOS/Win NT 3.51? That's a unique setup.
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Re: AMD 5x86@160mhz., Media Vision PAS16.

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2019-5-07 @ 00:21

feipoa wrote:How about DOS/Win NT 3.51? That's a unique setup.


How would I do that ? Two partitions ? Or install DOS first in one partition and then WinNT351 I same partition ?
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Re: AMD 5x86@160mhz., Media Vision PAS16.

Postby feipoa » 2019-5-07 @ 01:05

Well, I have only done DOS + NT4, but NT 3.51 looks like it has a similar boot loader. So you can try installing DOS onto a 2 GB partition, then make another 2 GB primary partition and try to install NT 3.51 on that. If the NT 3.51 installer is anything like the NT4 installer, it should create a boot option for your DOS partition and your NT 3.51 partition.
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Re: AMD 5x86@160mhz., Media Vision PAS16.

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2019-5-07 @ 13:59

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.


Your right. It works fine with Win95 , That CF card really makes the difference.
I just had problems playing MP3 files.
But it works okay for MP3 now. Just had to change some default settings to streamline it.

I think I will just leave it alone and call it done.
For a 5x86 it’s pretty fast and it’s very stable. No lockup’s or crashes.
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Re: AMD 5x86@160mhz., Media Vision PAS16.

Postby feipoa » 2019-5-07 @ 18:34

Are you able to play mp3's with the "autoscroll" filename at 133 MHz?
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Re: AMD 5x86@160mhz., Media Vision PAS16.

Postby Disruptor » 2019-5-09 @ 19:08

Intel486dx33 wrote:I think this going to be the best this build can do without a bios update.
It’s not great but it works better than before.
Everything works, Networking, Internet and MP3 playback.
This computer would definitely run better with WinNT351.
I think this CPU was build for WinNT351 and NOT Win95 as stated on the CPU.

Oh, you have enabled the FFT bars (fast fourier transformation). That draws CPU power too.
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Re: AMD 5x86@160mhz., Media Vision PAS16.

Postby feipoa » 2019-5-09 @ 21:21

Disruptor wrote:Oh, you have enabled the FFT bars (fast fourier transformation). That draws CPU power too.

That is the same as the spectrum analyser that I referred to previously. The user did not comment on the status of the spectrum analyser or autoscroll filename.
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Re: AMD 5x86@160mhz., Media Vision PAS16.

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2019-5-11 @ 17:16

feipoa wrote:
Disruptor wrote:Oh, you have enabled the FFT bars (fast fourier transformation). That draws CPU power too.

That is the same as the spectrum analyser that I referred to previously. The user did not comment on the status of the spectrum analyser or autoscroll filename.


Yes, I went back and disabled everything in WinAmp that I did not need.
MP3's play a little better now.
I will just have to stick with Music CDROM's which play great on this computer.
If I want to stream music from the internet, I can hookup a bluetooth adapter to the input of the sound card and stream music from my iPad.
Or I can stream MP3's from my NAS.
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Re: AMD 5x86@160mhz., Media Vision PAS16.

Postby jesolo » 2019-5-11 @ 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.
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Re: AMD 5x86@160mhz., Media Vision PAS16.

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2019-5-19 @ 21:06

Switching the jumpers for 133mhz. did not make this computer perform any better.
I think I need the bios update for it to run better but I do not have an eprom or eprom programmer so that will have to wait.
Currenntly at 160mhz Win95 works fine. I only had problems playing MP3 files but they play acceptable now.
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