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Reply 20400 of 45368, by Ozzuneoj

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Artex wrote:

Okay good... that's the one I saw. Now I can stop searching through my history trying to find it... Thank you. 🤣

BTW, since you took the time to do this Artex, I'll never yell "STUPID HORSE!!!!" again... 😊

Now for some blitting from the back buffer.

Reply 20401 of 45368, by Cyrix200+

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I got this little freak of nature for a few euros. Pretty useless, it's more a curiousity I think. I don't even own a 423 board (yet!). Came in the box with manuals etc.

Equipped with 'Hyper-miniature DIP switch'! 😀

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Reply 20402 of 45368, by bjwil1991

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Won an Intel i486 DX4-100 OverDrive on eBay last night for a little over $20 after S&H charges applied. A couple of bent pins, but I can fix that.

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Reply 20403 of 45368, by Predator99

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Just bought this box for 10€ at Ebay...you see the reason. Hope it still works 😀

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Reply 20404 of 45368, by Predator99

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blurks wrote:

Is that a proprietary riser card slot to the left or a usual 16bit ISA slot in a 90° angle?
If you ask me: I would keep it as it is for a few weeks - maybe you find a nice idea what to do with it. If not you can still salvage the board later on.

I already have it for months...yes I think its an ISA riser.

debs3759 wrote:

That would have no value in my collection as I would not know how to test it 😀

I would remove anything that is reusable.

I agree..thats what I will do

Thanks both!

Reply 20405 of 45368, by martin939

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Predator99 wrote:

Just bought this box for 10€ at Ebay...you see the reason. Hope it still works 😀

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Uh oh, a Voodoo II 😊 Surely worth a gamble for €10.

Reply 20406 of 45368, by jheronimus

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bjwil1991 wrote:

Won an Intel i486 DX4-100 OverDrive on eBay last night for a little over $20 after S&H charges applied. A couple of bent pins, but I can fix that.

I also got myself an Intel DX4-100 (not an Overdrive, but the one with write-back cache) for about 16 euros (so about the same price).

Reply 20407 of 45368, by amadeus777999

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jheronimus wrote:
bjwil1991 wrote:

Won an Intel i486 DX4-100 OverDrive on eBay last night for a little over $20 after S&H charges applied. A couple of bent pins, but I can fix that.

I also got myself an Intel DX4-100 (not an Overdrive, but the one with write-back cache) for about 16 euros (so about the same price).

The iDX4 is an excellent chip. If only it would run at 133...

Reply 20408 of 45368, by appiah4

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jheronimus wrote:
bjwil1991 wrote:

Won an Intel i486 DX4-100 OverDrive on eBay last night for a little over $20 after S&H charges applied. A couple of bent pins, but I can fix that.

I also got myself an Intel DX4-100 (not an Overdrive, but the one with write-back cache) for about 16 euros (so about the same price).

Wow, is it truly worth that much? I should buy that DX4 available to me locally for 2 bucks..

I also got me a new old stock Made In China brand ESS Solo-1 for $4 which turned out to be an ES1946S card instead of an ES1938S (although I have a used one of those in the mail as well).

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Reply 20409 of 45368, by jheronimus

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The iDX4 is an excellent chip. If only it would run at 133...

I actually have an AMD 5x86, but I still feel like my VLB system could be more stable with an Intel DX4. Also, maybe this chip would allow me to use my SIS471-based motherboard that refuses to work with 5x86 instead of a slower Opti895-based one.

Yes, 486 is clearly an obsession of mine at this point.

Reply 20410 of 45368, by jheronimus

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appiah4 wrote:

Wow, is it truly worth that much? I should buy that DX4 available to me locally for 2 bucks..

I don't think it's a bargain, but it's not too much either. Regular AMD and Intel DX4s tend to go for about 5-10 bucks in Russia, and I don't think I see a lot of WB models. So in this case I'm only overpaying for shipping costs.

Reply 20411 of 45368, by amadeus777999

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jheronimus wrote:

The iDX4 is an excellent chip. If only it would run at 133...

I actually have an AMD 5x86, but I still feel like my VLB system could be more stable with an Intel DX4. Also, maybe this chip would allow me to use my SIS471-based motherboard that refuses to work with 5x86 instead of a slower Opti895-based one.

Yes, 486 is clearly an obsession of mine at this point.

I have to re-test the Intel-DX4 but from what I remember it is faster than the AMD-DX5 at the same clock speed. Can't comment on the stability aspect but overall the Intel part seems superior. The Pentium line unfortunately sabotaged the dreams of a 133 or 166mhz version of the Intel486 core.

Reply 20412 of 45368, by Predator99

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martin939 wrote:
Predator99 wrote:

Just bought this box for 10€ at Ebay...you see the reason. Hope it still works 😀

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Uh oh, a Voodoo II 😊 Surely worth a gamble for €10.

Strange...asked the seller to pack the Voodoo separately and not to throw it in the box with the other cards. He answered that he just tested the card and its still working 😎

Reply 20413 of 45368, by jheronimus

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amadeus777999 wrote:

I have to re-test the Intel-DX4 but from what I remember it is faster than the AMD-DX5 at the same clock speed. Can't comment on the stability aspect but overall the Intel part seems superior. The Pentium line unfortunately sabotaged the dreams of a 133 or 166mhz version of the Intel486 core.

I don't think Intel DX4 is faster than DX5. There are some benchmarks on the forum already, BTW. If you look at the "overall performance" chart in the second post, the AMD comes out around 20% faster.

Still, DX4 seems to be native to all VLB Socket 3 boards that support 3v CPUs, while AMD 5x86 is mostly supported by PCI boards.

Reply 20414 of 45368, by debs3759

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appiah4 wrote:
jheronimus wrote:
bjwil1991 wrote:

Won an Intel i486 DX4-100 OverDrive on eBay last night for a little over $20 after S&H charges applied. A couple of bent pins, but I can fix that.

I also got myself an Intel DX4-100 (not an Overdrive, but the one with write-back cache) for about 16 euros (so about the same price).

Wow, is it truly worth that much? I should buy that DX4 available to me locally for 2 bucks.

I regularly see DX4-100 for around $10-$15 ($15-$25 shipped). $2 is a great price 😀 Cheapest I have seen is around $15 shipped.

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Reply 20415 of 45368, by debs3759

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amadeus777999 wrote:
jheronimus wrote:
bjwil1991 wrote:

Won an Intel i486 DX4-100 OverDrive on eBay last night for a little over $20 after S&H charges applied. A couple of bent pins, but I can fix that.

I also got myself an Intel DX4-100 (not an Overdrive, but the one with write-back cache) for about 16 euros (so about the same price).

The iDX4 is an excellent chip. If only it would run at 133...

As it only has a 3x multiplier, against 5x86 at 4x, you could try running at 120 or 150.

See my graphics card database at www.gpuzoo.com
Constantly being worked on. Feel free to message me with any corrections or details of cards you would like me to research and add.

Reply 20416 of 45368, by debs3759

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amadeus777999 wrote:
jheronimus wrote:

The iDX4 is an excellent chip. If only it would run at 133...

I actually have an AMD 5x86, but I still feel like my VLB system could be more stable with an Intel DX4. Also, maybe this chip would allow me to use my SIS471-based motherboard that refuses to work with 5x86 instead of a slower Opti895-based one.

Yes, 486 is clearly an obsession of mine at this point.

I have to re-test the Intel-DX4 but from what I remember it is faster than the AMD-DX5 at the same clock speed.

5x86 should be up to one third faster than DX4 at the same fsb. I would worry about my motherboard if a DX4-100 ran faster than a 5x86-133

See my graphics card database at www.gpuzoo.com
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Reply 20417 of 45368, by Jade Falcon

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Predator99 wrote:

Just bought this box for 10€ at Ebay...you see the reason. Hope it still works 😀

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Let me guess, it was that hdd controler? No? Ok
Hopes it works

Reply 20418 of 45368, by KCompRoom2000

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Predator99 wrote:
martin939 wrote:
Predator99 wrote:

Just bought this box for 10€ at Ebay...you see the reason. Hope it still works 😀
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Uh oh, a Voodoo II 😊 Surely worth a gamble for €10.

Strange...asked the seller to pack the Voodoo separately and not to throw it in the box with the other cards. He answered that he just tested the card and its still working 😎

As someone who never really bothered with Voodoos due to having a very small PC game collection (small enough to not contain any games that would benefit from Glide), that's a really lucky find. If I spotted a Voodoo in a cheap boxed lot sale like that one but in the US, I totally would've bought it.

If it really does work, I'd put some heatsinks on the chips as suggested in this thread here that way you don't risk losing it from overheating.

Reply 20419 of 45368, by kixs

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amadeus777999 wrote:
jheronimus wrote:
bjwil1991 wrote:

Won an Intel i486 DX4-100 OverDrive on eBay last night for a little over $20 after S&H charges applied. A couple of bent pins, but I can fix that.

I also got myself an Intel DX4-100 (not an Overdrive, but the one with write-back cache) for about 16 euros (so about the same price).

The iDX4 is an excellent chip. If only it would run at 133...

It does. I have a sample that posts at 150 but won't boot. Otherwise most SK096 work fine at 120/133MHz (2x60 or 2x66 FSB).

Look here (tested both AMD 5x86@180 and Intel SK096@133):
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