First post, by Warlord
So I made the same computer that everyone on Vogons has sort of.
This isn't my 1st k6 build. But my other one doesn't exist anymore. Most of these parts I just had because Hoarder.
Its the TYAN 100AT 1st rev
K6 III+ @ 550 Mhz 2.1v Stable
256 PC133 @ 100 Mhz Timings 2,2,2,5 ( this is just generic kingston ram that has good timings. Or rather I set these timings and it's stable.
Vodoo 3 3500 @ 183 Mhz ( I am thinking of underclocking it) Not sure how to.
Voodoo 1 (as gap filler) not every game will run on voodoo 3 (dreams to reality)?????
3com 10/100 NIC ( I have a dozen of these) This is the best card. Once you tick all the boxes for offload.
Sil 3512 Sata (This is the biggest improvement) I just hook up a seagate 80GB drive. ( I ran the HDD LED under the MOBO. I taped it to the tray)
The responsiveness between onboard IDE and this Sata card is night and day. It also is way more stable. Because MVP3 Flakeyness. MVP3 IDE can be summed up as slow and buggy. Seems fine for connecting CD drives tho,
AWE 64 Gold.
I disable L3 Cache btw. I don't need it. with 256 MB of ram, I think people says its overkill. But imo its just right. I just disable page file, since 256 is enough as I think to game without a pagefile.