My Super Socket 7 DOS/Win98 build

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Re: My Super Socket 7 DOS/Win98 build

Postby ShovelKnight » 2019-8-30 @ 06:26

Thanks, still waiting for the motherboard to arrive...
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Re: My Super Socket 7 DOS/Win98 build

Postby foil_fresh » 2019-8-30 @ 06:52

ShovelKnight wrote:Thanks, still waiting for the motherboard to arrive...


ah, the agony!

i bought my hot591p in february this year, only this week did i get it working completely (it was up and running but the ps/2 port was holding me back) so i know the pain of waiting :p

i should have been patient and kept calm because i ended up buying another SS7 board (FIC VA-503+, another MVP3 board) due to it coming with all the peripheral cables. it arrives next week :lol:

i should have also trusted my senses, i tested the original startech ps/2 bracket but assumed it was me that either broke it or the ps/2 port was at fault... it's working absolutely fine now that they replaced the bracket.

so i guess i either have a spare motherboard, or a potential ebay sale?

let us know how the ATX version goes, im interested to see the differences!
P1 166MHz / Voodoo Banshee / HOT591-p / AWE64
P3 667 MHz / SY-7VBA / Voodoo 3000 / SB Live!
Athlon XP 2200+ / SL-75FRN2-L / Radeon 9600 XT / Fortissimo Gamesurround III 7.1
P4 3.2GHz / 648FX-A2 / Geforce 6800 GT / SB Audigy
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Re: My Super Socket 7 DOS/Win98 build

Postby ShovelKnight » 2019-8-30 @ 15:00

You did well by buying that FIC -- if I remember correctly, AnandTech claimed it was simply the fastest SS7 motherboard on the market.

Edit: Yes! Found the review: https://www.anandtech.com/show/152

When dealing with performance, the VA-503+ is the name to beat. Benching in at the top of all charts, the VA-503+'s performance is top-notch and when coupled with the unofficial support for the 112MHz FSB (whose operation is beyond reliable) make this board as close to the board of your dreams as possible, for now at least...
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Re: My Super Socket 7 DOS/Win98 build

Postby ShovelKnight » 2019-9-03 @ 10:00

The CPU that was delivered to a wrong address unexpectedly turned up today -- the box has a lot of handwriting indicating that it bounced all over Ireland!

So it seems I will have the choice between K6-2+ 500 MHz and K6-III+ 400 MHz.
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Re: My Super Socket 7 DOS/Win98 build

Postby foil_fresh » 2019-9-04 @ 04:19

ShovelKnight wrote:You did well by buying that FIC -- if I remember correctly, AnandTech claimed it was simply the fastest SS7 motherboard on the market.

Edit: Yes! Found the review: https://www.anandtech.com/show/152

When dealing with performance, the VA-503+ is the name to beat. Benching in at the top of all charts, the VA-503+'s performance is top-notch and when coupled with the unofficial support for the 112MHz FSB (whose operation is beyond reliable) make this board as close to the board of your dreams as possible, for now at least...


it came in the mail yesterday... looks like it's never been used. despite the motherboard bag was open and the peripheral cable bag was opened, i saw no scrape marks on either of the ide ports, the pins on all of the slots arent oxidised, retention lever doesnt have any marks and theres absolutely no dust on anything. kinda worried to use it at all! but i will (try to) find a nice case for it and give it the home it needs. might see if i can snag a k6-3+ also because i only have a k6-3 400 and want to tool around with the multipliers.
P1 166MHz / Voodoo Banshee / HOT591-p / AWE64
P3 667 MHz / SY-7VBA / Voodoo 3000 / SB Live!
Athlon XP 2200+ / SL-75FRN2-L / Radeon 9600 XT / Fortissimo Gamesurround III 7.1
P4 3.2GHz / 648FX-A2 / Geforce 6800 GT / SB Audigy
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Re: My Super Socket 7 DOS/Win98 build

Postby foil_fresh » 2019-9-04 @ 04:21

ShovelKnight wrote:The CPU that was delivered to a wrong address unexpectedly turned up today -- the box has a lot of handwriting indicating that it bounced all over Ireland!

So it seems I will have the choice between K6-2+ 500 MHz and K6-III+ 400 MHz.


overclock them both and give us some juicy stats
P1 166MHz / Voodoo Banshee / HOT591-p / AWE64
P3 667 MHz / SY-7VBA / Voodoo 3000 / SB Live!
Athlon XP 2200+ / SL-75FRN2-L / Radeon 9600 XT / Fortissimo Gamesurround III 7.1
P4 3.2GHz / 648FX-A2 / Geforce 6800 GT / SB Audigy
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Re: My Super Socket 7 DOS/Win98 build

Postby ShovelKnight » 2019-9-04 @ 11:20

foil_fresh wrote:overclock them both and give us some juicy stats


If I remember correctly, Phil already did this and found that the difference is within a couple of percentage points.
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Re: My Super Socket 7 DOS/Win98 build

Postby mothergoose729 » 2019-9-04 @ 15:51

Given the choice, K6 III+ is not insignificantly better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2Oymnq5DEQ
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Re: My Super Socket 7 DOS/Win98 build

Postby ShovelKnight » 2019-9-08 @ 09:05

Some components are here...

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The motherboard looks great, the seller even recapped it with polymer caps for me.

However, upon closer inspection, I found one troubling bit. This small resistor pack looks like two of its legs were eaten away by corrosion. There are also some smaller green spots in the area surrounding the Super I/O chip. The rest of the motherboard looks pristine.

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I'm going to wash it with 100% isopropyl alcohol and inspect it more closely.

If it doesn't work, I'm ready to abandon this project because I've already spent too much time and money chasing down ancient hardware. Maybe I should have built a Slot-1 system instead as originally planned -- at least the motherboards are much cheaper than SS7.
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