Reply 20 of 23, by jheronimus
Well, I've transferred my Slot 1 system into this case and I am really enjoying it. The Supermicro board is rock solid. I'm going to test it at 133 MHz (it has a hidden BIOS setting for that) to see if it works better than P3B-F and after that I can go one of three ways:
- get a Slot 1 at 1GHz, which I've wanted for a really long time. 133 MHz chips are a lot easier to find than 100 MHz.
- get a Slot-T adapter and use my 1400-S. It's a nice chip and I don't want to mod it.
- get a more common Slotket and find a Socket 370 1GHz Coppermine. Better yet, a 1100 one.
I've also realised that I don't need a faster card and Voodoo 5 pretty much covers everything I want to play. The only noisy part in my system now is the PSU fan which for some reason likes to occasionally kick in. I'm not sure if it somehow reacts to increases in power load but I think I'll eventually get a brand new PSU just to protect my hardware.
Better yet, I've gotten a lot more comfortable with DOS mode in Win98 and managing hardware conflicts, so I don't really need a dedicated DOS machine anymore for GUS and other ISA sound cards. So the Slot 1 ended up being my "ultimate" DOS/Win9x machine and so far everything works beautifully. I've already played through Unreal 🤣
Pentium 133, 32 MB RAM, S3 Trio64V+, Crystal 4232, Dreamblaster X2 and Roland MT-32
Pentium III 1000, 512 MB RAM, Voodoo 5 5500 AGP, SB Live 5.1, SB32 CT3930, Gravis Ultrasound Max rev2.1