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Reply 45000 of 47925, by Skalabala

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Meatball wrote on 2022-06-02, 19:57:

I've acquired a Voodoo3 1000. I can't believe these things were sold with no heatsinks. Even at stock, I couldn't touch the core for more than a fraction of a fraction of a millisecond. I applied a smallish heatsink and pointed a smallish fan at the chip and it overclocked stable at 157.5MHz through various benchmarks 3DMark 1999, etc. at 800x600x16. 26% increase. The RAM was always cool to the touch. Once I pulled the fan away and locked it up in a case, 157.5MHz wouldn't hold. I should be able to get more than Voodoo3 3000 speeds with proper cooling; the RAM certainly won't be the limiting factor at 5.5ns. I'll get to that sometime in the future.

This is a nice find! I remember as a youngster I attached a Socket 370/462 to my voodoo 2000. Worked great for overclocking however I remember it struggled at 3000 clocks, might have been the mem?

Reply 45001 of 47925, by Tetrium

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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-06-06, 00:56:
PcBytes wrote on 2022-06-05, 21:02:
cyclone3d wrote on 2022-06-05, 20:49:

I have a couple of the 3.2Ghz Gallatin 478 EE CPUs. Got them a few years ago from the same seller who obviously didn't know what they were.

For the most part, the EE CPUs are just slightly higher clocked than the model right below it as far as the Pentium 4 CPUs go. There isn't really any reason to hunt for them as the bus speed can be overclocked and once you get the bus speed up high enough, you are going to need to lower the multiplier on the CPU anyway so even if a CPU has an unlocked multiplier it is pointless anyway.

Just as a curiosity, are Gallatin anywhere cooler than a Prescott? Or worse?

About much the same, they have lower clocks due to the bigger process node and worse power management, if they were clocked as high as the Presshot version @ 3.7ghz the Gallatin's would require some serious cooling, well beyond what the Presshot version does. (Gallatins also have higher core voltages which doesnt help when overclocking)

I wish there had been a Cedar Mill EE but being the last revision of Netburst they never made one and stopped at 3.6ghz but CM can run with a much higher FSB than 800 and due to the much lower core temps and voltages can clock to 4ghz without destroying the motherboard VRM and dont require stupid cooling solutions.

In a way Cedar Mill is a die-shrunk Prescott EE, it also came with 2M cache, same as Prescott EE (ordinary Prescott came with 1M).
Except for boards supporting Prescott EE but not Cedar Mill, I can't really see someone wanting to use the Prescott EE, it seems like a real furnace (lol FE aka Furnace Edition xD 😋 ).

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Reply 45002 of 47925, by TrashPanda

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Tetrium wrote on 2022-06-06, 10:00:
TrashPanda wrote on 2022-06-06, 00:56:
PcBytes wrote on 2022-06-05, 21:02:

Just as a curiosity, are Gallatin anywhere cooler than a Prescott? Or worse?

About much the same, they have lower clocks due to the bigger process node and worse power management, if they were clocked as high as the Presshot version @ 3.7ghz the Gallatin's would require some serious cooling, well beyond what the Presshot version does. (Gallatins also have higher core voltages which doesnt help when overclocking)

I wish there had been a Cedar Mill EE but being the last revision of Netburst they never made one and stopped at 3.6ghz but CM can run with a much higher FSB than 800 and due to the much lower core temps and voltages can clock to 4ghz without destroying the motherboard VRM and dont require stupid cooling solutions.

In a way Cedar Mill is a die-shrunk Prescott EE, it also came with 2M cache, same as Prescott EE (ordinary Prescott came with 1M).
Except for boards supporting Prescott EE but not Cedar Mill, I can't really see someone wanting to use the Prescott EE, it seems like a real furnace (lol FE aka Furnace Edition xD 😋 ).

I have a bit of a soft spot for Presshot, I mean sure it’s a space heater and you can fry Chips with it but it does have a certain VRM killing charm.

It’s like the FX9590 in a way I wouldn’t use it 24/7 but for shits and giggles it would be a fun system.

Throw Fermi into it and you really do have a convenient room heater!!

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 45003 of 47925, by pixel_workbench

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BetaC wrote on 2022-06-05, 06:57:

I do think there's some merit to thinking that the situation won't be fully the same in 20 years, though. While there will be nostalgia for a lot of stuff, I can't help but think that Pentium 4 related stuff specifically will probably stay relatively low price. A lot of people remember a dell hunk of junk when they see the P4 logo. It probably won't have the positive memories that a lot of people have for stuff that's just as old, like the iPod. Hell, unmodded N64s are becoming ridiculous in some places.

You'd be surprised but some people also collect hardware that was a notorious failure or full of quirks and bad design decisions. For example, see AMD FX8150 or Radeon 2900xt. The ebay prices on those are not cheap either. Those P4 Dells may also be collectible to some people, especially if they have the infamous Rambus memory, or the craptastic PC133 memory.

Heck, I even have a Dell P4 with the crappy PC133 memory since back then, and decided to keep it as a "troll retro PC non-build"

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Reply 45004 of 47925, by Nexxen

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Got this, not tested yet.

Edit: it works. Thorough tests will follow in a few months 😀

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Reply 45005 of 47925, by Tetrium

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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-06-06, 14:07:
I have a bit of a soft spot for Presshot, I mean sure it’s a space heater and you can fry Chips with it but it does have a certa […]
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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-06-06, 00:56:

About much the same, they have lower clocks due to the bigger process node and worse power management, if they were clocked as high as the Presshot version @ 3.7ghz the Gallatin's would require some serious cooling, well beyond what the Presshot version does. (Gallatins also have higher core voltages which doesnt help when overclocking)

I wish there had been a Cedar Mill EE but being the last revision of Netburst they never made one and stopped at 3.6ghz but CM can run with a much higher FSB than 800 and due to the much lower core temps and voltages can clock to 4ghz without destroying the motherboard VRM and dont require stupid cooling solutions.

In a way Cedar Mill is a die-shrunk Prescott EE, it also came with 2M cache, same as Prescott EE (ordinary Prescott came with 1M).
Except for boards supporting Prescott EE but not Cedar Mill, I can't really see someone wanting to use the Prescott EE, it seems like a real furnace (lol FE aka Furnace Edition xD 😋 ).

I have a bit of a soft spot for Presshot, I mean sure it’s a space heater and you can fry Chips with it but it does have a certain VRM killing charm.

It’s like the FX9590 in a way I wouldn’t use it 24/7 but for shits and giggles it would be a fun system.

Throw Fermi into it and you really do have a convenient room heater!!

You're the proof!
You're the absolute undeniable proof that every bit of hardware has its own fans 😋
And yes I've seen plenty of bulged up capacitors near the CPU socket only on LGA775 boards whenever a Preshott has been involved 😜

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Reply 45006 of 47925, by TrashPanda

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Tetrium wrote on 2022-06-06, 15:38:
You're the proof! You're the absolute undeniable proof that every bit of hardware has its own fans 😋 And yes I've seen plenty of […]
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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-06-06, 14:07:
I have a bit of a soft spot for Presshot, I mean sure it’s a space heater and you can fry Chips with it but it does have a certa […]
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Tetrium wrote on 2022-06-06, 10:00:

In a way Cedar Mill is a die-shrunk Prescott EE, it also came with 2M cache, same as Prescott EE (ordinary Prescott came with 1M).
Except for boards supporting Prescott EE but not Cedar Mill, I can't really see someone wanting to use the Prescott EE, it seems like a real furnace (lol FE aka Furnace Edition xD 😋 ).

I have a bit of a soft spot for Presshot, I mean sure it’s a space heater and you can fry Chips with it but it does have a certain VRM killing charm.

It’s like the FX9590 in a way I wouldn’t use it 24/7 but for shits and giggles it would be a fun system.

Throw Fermi into it and you really do have a convenient room heater!!

You're the proof!
You're the absolute undeniable proof that every bit of hardware has its own fans 😋
And yes I've seen plenty of bulged up capacitors near the CPU socket only on LGA775 boards whenever a Preshott has been involved 😜

I think I’m more a fan of LGA 775/771 than a fan of Presshot 🤣, I just think that in context when compared to AMD CPUs of the time it wasn’t a horrible cpu.

AMD had worse cpu blunders.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 45007 of 47925, by cyclone3d

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Miphee wrote on 2022-06-05, 21:29:
cyclone3d wrote on 2022-06-05, 20:49:

For the most part, the EE CPUs are just slightly higher clocked than the model right below it as far as the Pentium 4 CPUs go. There isn't really any reason to hunt for them...

There is one: to complete a collection and that's as good a reason as any. I know this site is divided between collectors and builders but the shared love for retro hardware is the same.

I am more of a builder, but I do grabbed boxes items when they show up for cheap-ish.

One of those Gallatin I have is installed in a PIAGP setup.

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Reply 45008 of 47925, by cyclone3d

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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-06-06, 00:56:
PcBytes wrote on 2022-06-05, 21:02:
cyclone3d wrote on 2022-06-05, 20:49:

I have a couple of the 3.2Ghz Gallatin 478 EE CPUs. Got them a few years ago from the same seller who obviously didn't know what they were.

For the most part, the EE CPUs are just slightly higher clocked than the model right below it as far as the Pentium 4 CPUs go. There isn't really any reason to hunt for them as the bus speed can be overclocked and once you get the bus speed up high enough, you are going to need to lower the multiplier on the CPU anyway so even if a CPU has an unlocked multiplier it is pointless anyway.

Just as a curiosity, are Gallatin anywhere cooler than a Prescott? Or worse?

About much the same, they have lower clocks due to the bigger process node and worse power management, if they were clocked as high as the Presshot version @ 3.7ghz the Gallatin's would require some serious cooling, well beyond what the Presshot version does. (Gallatins also have higher core voltages which doesnt help when overclocking)

I wish there had been a Cedar Mill EE but being the last revision of Netburst they never made one and stopped at 3.6ghz but CM can run with a much higher FSB than 800 and due to the much lower core temps and voltages can clock to 4ghz without destroying the motherboard VRM and dont require stupid cooling solutions.

Ehh, I've not noticed the Gallatin I have installed running hot. It is in a PIAGP SBC and just has a low profile copper cooler on it.

I have noticed across multiple builds that using newer power supplies that have much better voltage regulation seem to make old hardware that I remember running hot run a whole lot cooler.

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Reply 45009 of 47925, by TrashPanda

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cyclone3d wrote on 2022-06-06, 17:43:
TrashPanda wrote on 2022-06-06, 00:56:
PcBytes wrote on 2022-06-05, 21:02:

Just as a curiosity, are Gallatin anywhere cooler than a Prescott? Or worse?

About much the same, they have lower clocks due to the bigger process node and worse power management, if they were clocked as high as the Presshot version @ 3.7ghz the Gallatin's would require some serious cooling, well beyond what the Presshot version does. (Gallatins also have higher core voltages which doesnt help when overclocking)

I wish there had been a Cedar Mill EE but being the last revision of Netburst they never made one and stopped at 3.6ghz but CM can run with a much higher FSB than 800 and due to the much lower core temps and voltages can clock to 4ghz without destroying the motherboard VRM and dont require stupid cooling solutions.

Ehh, I've not noticed the Gallatin I have installed running hot. It is in a PIAGP SBC and just has a low profile copper cooler on it.

I have noticed across multiple builds that using newer power supplies that have much better voltage regulation seem to make old hardware that I remember running hot run a whole lot cooler.

They are much of the same at stock clocks, Presshot got hot from the higher clocks Intel was pushing, not sure Gallatin would be running cool at similar clocks.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 45010 of 47925, by NostalgicAslinger

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Meatball wrote on 2022-06-02, 21:11:
Kahenraz wrote on 2022-06-02, 20:43:
Meatball wrote on 2022-06-02, 19:57:

I've acquired a Voodoo3 1000. I can't believe these things were sold with no heatsinks.

I think I saw the same listing some time ago. I assumed that the heatsink had been removed. Can you confirm that it never had one?

It does not appear a heatsink was ever applied; nor have I ever seen a Voodoo3 1000 with a heatsink attached from the factory (which doesn't mean they don't exist, of course, it just means I haven't seen one).

Here are the Vcc Values of all Voodoo3 variants, higher Vcc = better overclocking and higher temperatures:

Voodoo 3 1000: 125 MHz, 2.20V Vcc
Voodoo 3 2000: 143 MHz, 2.55V Vcc
Voodoo 3 3000: 166 MHz, 2.69V Vcc
Voodoo 3 3500 183MHz, 2.76V Vcc

That`s why the 1000 version has no heatsink, but still gets very, very hot. A 3500 would be burn after a few seconds without any heatsink! I think you cannot reach 3500 levels, also with the 5,5 ns SGRAM modules, because the Vcc is to low to reach this frequency. 157 Mhz overclock is good for a 1000. I dont know, if 3dfx also has selected the bader/lower yield rate Avenger cores for the 1000 version.

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Reply 45011 of 47925, by SteveC

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Thermalwrong wrote on 2022-06-03, 02:45:

Ah, thank you Mr Gold Recycler, I hope those precious gold fingers and gold plated jumper pins bring you all the riches you desire

Erm look what I found - I can't believe this is actually a thing!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/195111785750?hash= … VEAAOSwPtlinPDb

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Reply 45012 of 47925, by Eep386

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I used to favor (and still do) the Voodoo3 1000's over the rest of the line as they ran a good deal cooler (I'd still put a heatsink on 'em) and also usually came with SGRAM memory, whereas the higher-ranked cards usually came with SDRAM.

'Course now, the only 3dfx hardware I have left after a few cases of falling on financial hard times is a Buffalo PCI Banshee. 🙁 At least it's better than no 3dfx.

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Reply 45013 of 47925, by cyclone3d

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SteveC wrote on 2022-06-06, 18:08:
Thermalwrong wrote on 2022-06-03, 02:45:

Ah, thank you Mr Gold Recycler, I hope those precious gold fingers and gold plated jumper pins bring you all the riches you desire

Erm look what I found - I can't believe this is actually a thing!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/195111785750?hash= … VEAAOSwPtlinPDb

At least the pic of that looks like those edge connectors were taken form non-PC equipment.

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Reply 45014 of 47925, by cyclone3d

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cyclone3d wrote on 2022-05-28, 20:24:

Was looking at Apple computers for some reason and came across a 7300/200 that included an OrangePC board for way less than the OrangePC boards go for by themselves.

The video on the Apple has issues but hopefully that can be fixed. At the very least, I can either replace the motherboard or scrap the Apple and get a working PCI based Apple to use the OrangePC board in.

Will also need to get the pinout for the breakout cable for that OrangePC.

Just as a follow-up to this, I ended up doing some more research and ended up ordering a couple Quicksilver's and a mirror drive PowerMac. The mirror drive should be the newest system that will work with the OrangePC cards since it is the last that can run OS9.

The 933Mhz QuckSilver has already arrived and had 2x HDDs, 1.5GB RAM and Adobe CS4 as well as some other software and files last updated in 2016 that look like this computer came from somebody that made a webpage for a winery.

The 7300/200 has not arrived yet.

I've ordered some more goodies to test out on these systems. Will create a separate thread when everything arrives and I have a chance to set stuff up.

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Reply 45015 of 47925, by Miphee

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cyclone3d wrote on 2022-06-06, 17:40:

I am more of a builder, but I do grabbed boxes items when they show up for cheap-ish.

One of those Gallatin I have is installed in a PIAGP setup.

Same here. I grab whatever I can from recycling piles and pray that it's something exciting and not another C 336.

Reply 45016 of 47925, by Meatball

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SteveC wrote on 2022-06-06, 18:08:
Thermalwrong wrote on 2022-06-03, 02:45:

Ah, thank you Mr Gold Recycler, I hope those precious gold fingers and gold plated jumper pins bring you all the riches you desire

Erm look what I found - I can't believe this is actually a thing!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/195111785750?hash= … VEAAOSwPtlinPDb

Cool information, thanks! I don't think I could get to 3500 levels, but I'm going to try! I'd like to get at least 170MHz. We'll see.

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Reply 45017 of 47925, by Meatball

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I never thought I would be able to get a hold of an AGP or boxed version of a Verite, so I broke down and bought a loose (with CD) one (I already posted about this earlier, but it's back for a group shot). Of course, a few days later an AGP version (8MB V2200) showed up. Then a few weeks later a boxed one (another V2100 4MB) popped up. Lucky!

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Cool!

The ASUS P5A is the board I overclocked a K6-2 550 to 660Mhz back when that CPU was current.

When I got into retro computers, it was one of the boards I wanted to aquire again.

I ended up with a few dead P5A and multiple P5A-B motherboards.

Finally got a working P5A but haven't had th chance to build a machine with it.

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