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Reply 29040 of 33296, by beastlike

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liqmat wrote:

Edit: Wait a minute, that's a Socket 7 board, not a Socket 8. Did you just post the wrong photo?

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Sorry to disappoint you, but it isn't a PPro, rather a regular Pentium on a VX motherboard.

Ah no worries, for $20 all-in still not bad. Since it's Socket 7, do you guys think a DX4 100mhz would be faster than the CPU that's in there? I have a spare Am486DX4-100 kicking around

Reply 29041 of 33296, by H3nrik V!

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beastlike wrote:
liqmat wrote:

Edit: Wait a minute, that's a Socket 7 board, not a Socket 8. Did you just post the wrong photo?

liqmat wrote:

Sorry to disappoint you, but it isn't a PPro, rather a regular Pentium on a VX motherboard.

Ah no worries, for $20 all-in still not bad. Since it's Socket 7, do you guys think a DX4 100mhz would be faster than the CPU that's in there? I have a spare Am486DX4-100 kicking around

Sorry, but socket 7 doesn't take 486-class cpus. Only Pentium ..

Reply 29042 of 33296, by brostenen

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melbar wrote:

Yes i know that, this is the only way to get the 1meg chipram over the trap door. It's kind of a conversion into an A500+.

More or less. Yes. Though you need a true 8a.1 or 8a board and have the onboard mem upgraded to 1mb, then you need a kickrom 2.x and finally make sure that the chipset is a full ECS. Other than that, then yes. It is same spec's, memory wise, as an 500+

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Interesting that the TF-534 does not have this issue anymore. Would be interesting if there are any issues with 68HC000 turbo cards...

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Reply 29043 of 33296, by arncht

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beastlike wrote:
liqmat wrote:

Edit: Wait a minute, that's a Socket 7 board, not a Socket 8. Did you just post the wrong photo?

liqmat wrote:

Sorry to disappoint you, but it isn't a PPro, rather a regular Pentium on a VX motherboard.

Ah no worries, for $20 all-in still not bad. Since it's Socket 7, do you guys think a DX4 100mhz would be faster than the CPU that's in there? I have a spare Am486DX4-100 kicking around

It looks a very common and late 430vx board with edo and sdram support and coast. It supports pentium cpus, with 60-66mhz fsb, and probably with mmx support. The battery in the rtc is empty, you have to replace it, anyway you can use just default setup settings.

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Reply 29044 of 33296, by SpectriaForce

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GraPghaST wrote:

I just got a really old and exotic machine:

It's an NCR PC386SX/MC20! An old 386 on 20mHz with 1 megabyte RAM soldered on the board, and the biggest catch: It's MCA, or Micro Channel Architecture! It is SCSI based, with VGA, Parallel and Serial onboard, with an additional IO card plus Ethernet as MCA cards. NCR monitor and Tulip DIN keyboard are included.

Nice find. The monitor looks a lot like my HP D1182B.

Does it only have 1 MB RAM in total? That's very little for Windows 3.1.

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Reply 29045 of 33296, by wirerogue

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new in box asus pc-dl deluxe with all accessories.

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Reply 29046 of 33296, by xjas

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^^ Damn, NIB is pretty sweet. Nice find!

I really like the PC-DL, but for my uses it's really hard to justify keeping set up. Socket A makes a way more sensible platform for Win98, and any Core 2 Duo beats the pants off it for XP/Linux. I wish they'd made basically the same thing but with LGA771, DDR2, and PCI-e slots. Well, I guess Supermicro did, but I haven't found one in the bin yet.

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Reply 29047 of 33296, by wirerogue

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xjas wrote:

^^ Damn, NIB is pretty sweet. Nice find!

I really like the PC-DL, but for my uses it's really hard to justify keeping set up. Socket A makes a way more sensible platform for Win98, and any Core 2 Duo beats the pants off it for XP/Linux. I wish they'd made basically the same thing but with LGA771, DDR2, and PCI-e slots. Well, I guess Supermicro did, but I haven't found one in the bin yet.

i've pretty much given up on trying to find actual uses for all my machines. this will be just another build it and box it.

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Reply 29048 of 33296, by Windows9566

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beastlike wrote:
Got this motherboard with Pentium Pro @ 150mhz for cheap: […]
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Got this motherboard with Pentium Pro @ 150mhz for cheap:

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Has 3x ISA, not sure what all those slots are on the left, different RAM slots?

Not sure what to expect for performance on this vs Pentium MMX.

Will think about dual booting Win3.1 / Win98se. Any recommendations for games that will run good on this rig?

Thats a regular Pentium or Pentium MMX, not a Pentium Pro, Pentium Pros only work in Socket 8 and chipsets like the 450GX and 450KX and 440FX. that mobo has the 430VX chipset so thats definitely a socket 7, and those Dallas chips can be a PITA at times, especially when they're soldered in.

Ah no worries, for $20 all-in still not bad. Since it's Socket 7, do you guys think a DX4 100mhz would be faster than the CPU that's in there? I have a spare Am486DX4-100 kicking around

also, Socket 5 and 7 won't support Socket 1/2/3 CPUs like the 486 SX/DX/DX2/DX4, Pentium Overdrive, Am486/5x86, etc. CPUs, they can only support Pentium CPUs from 75 to 200 MHz, Pentium MMX CPUs from 166 to 233 MHz, AMD K5, K6, K6-2, Cyrix 6x86, MII, IDT Winchip C6, etc. CPUs.

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Reply 29049 of 33296, by cyclone3d

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Was finally able to score a Socket 478 Pentium 4 Extreme for cheap. As in $17 shipped cheap. This will be going in my PIAGP system since it is the absolute fastest processor that will work in the SBC.

AGP/PCI/ISA with a 3.4Ghz+ CPU system MWAHAHAHAHAHA. 😈

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Reply 29050 of 33296, by Shagittarius

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Just bought a 780Ti off ebay for $104.00. Seems about normal, comes with the box and the guy said it was not overclocked or used for mining, also that it was used in a mac which to me is the equivalent of saying , "It was owned by an old lady who only drove it to church on Sunday". Hope it turns out to be as described.

Also bought a 9800 Pro 128Mb for $65. This is my third attempt to get a working 9800 Pro, this one had a screenshot to go with the tested and working description so I hope its not just a random screen. If this one doesn't work either I may give up trying to get a 9800 Pro.

Reply 29051 of 33296, by RandomStranger

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My life is complete. For now. It's the last essential part for my Pentium MMX dream build.

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Reply 29052 of 33296, by respect2759

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Shagittarius wrote:

Also bought a 9800 Pro 128Mb for $65. This is my third attempt to get a working 9800 Pro, this one had a screenshot to go with the tested and working description so I hope its not just a random screen. If this one doesn't work either I may give up trying to get a 9800 Pro.

I want a 9800 Pro too, but at least I have a 9600 PRO Advantage

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Reply 29054 of 33296, by RandomStranger

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respect2759 wrote:

at least I have a 9600 PRO Advantage

I had one of those from around 2005 up until 2009. We made some nice memories together in Crysis playing at around 9-11fps on the lowest settings.

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Reply 29055 of 33296, by respect2759

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RandomStranger wrote:
respect2759 wrote:

at least I have a 9600 PRO Advantage

I had one of those from around 2005 up until 2009. We made some nice memories together in Crysis playing at around 9-11fps on the lowest settings.

Never played Crysis. Am I the only one?

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Reply 29057 of 33296, by Crank9000

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MMaximus wrote:
respect2759 wrote:

Never played Crysis. Am I the only one?

Put me in the same boat too 😀

Me three.

Didn't have the horsepower to play it on good enough settings at launch and by the time I did I just didn't care all that much anymore, FPS games come and go. I'll check it out one day.

Reply 29058 of 33296, by appiah4

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If you haven't played it, you definitely should do it today on a beefed up system. It's still a fantastic piece of tech and a very good game. At least the first 75% is.

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