VOGONS


First post, by Juan-san

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Motherboard: Compaq 06C4h (Intel 815, non B-step)
Processor: Pentium III 800EB
RAM: 256MB (2x128) PC100 (FSB:DRAM 4:3)
Graphics: XFX GeForce4 MX440-SE 64mb DDR (64-bit bus)
Sound: Sound Blaster Live! X-Gamer (CT4760)
HDD: 80GB WD800BB
ODD: HL-DT-ST GSA-4163B
OS: Windows 98 SE w/ updates

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3DMark benchmark points & average FPS in game tests @ 1280x720 (current monitor doesn't support 1024x768):

99 MAX: 4317 / 43,6
2000: 3454 / 47,98
2001: 2655 / 33,9

DOS benchmarks

3DBench 1.0c: 3159 points
Chris's 3D Benchmark 320x200: 774,3 points / 464,5 fps
PC Player Benchmark 640x480: 83,8 fps
DOOM max. details: 2134 gametics / 971 realtics
Quake timedemo 640x480: 59,7 fps

Future plans:

.Get a P-III 1000EB (fastest CPU supported by this board)
.Replace the MX440-SE for something better and with a 128-bit memory bus.
.2 sticks of 256MB of PC133 RAM.
.Move to an ATX or micro-ATX case, plus new PSU.
.Find a working 3.5 FDD to flash the BIOS (686P0 v1.10 to v2.04), 'cause a Gotek is too expensive.

The reason for the BIOS flash is because the current one isn't allowing Win98 to manage system resources (adding a second PCI card causes a conflict), and there is no option for PnP OS in the system's setup screen, so I want to check if a newer BIOS can fix this.

Reply 1 of 3, by Scraphoarder

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We had a dozen of those at work and two were saved, but have not decided what to do with them. I remember this was the first Deskpro where the build quality felt seem to be substandard compare to the battle tanks that came earlier. They probaly saved some in materials and shipping costs. Anyway, Deskpros are becoming rare so i would keep the MB in its original case.

Reply 2 of 3, by foil_fresh

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nice setup. i have the same sb live also (now i know it's actual product name, cheers), did you use the drivers on the vogons page? which one?

and keep that case man! its got charm 😜

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Reply 3 of 3, by chinny22

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Nice little Win98 box and desktop means stackabe or put under a screen.
and yeh while they weren't tanks like earlier Deskpro 2000/4000's We had the related SFF's and they were still pretty solid.