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Reply 17540 of 18310, by Shagittarius

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Here are the final results 64MB of FPM vs. 64MB of EDO:

3DMark 99 @ 133Mhz w/64MB FPM:
594 3DMarks
870 CPU 3DMarks
3DMark 99 @ 133Mhz w/64MB EDO:
629 3DMarks
892 CPU 3DMarks

SiSoft Sandra 2001se
133Mhz, w/64MB FPM Memory:
Int. ALU/RAM - 54 MB/s
Float FPU/RAM - 76 MB/s
SiSoft Sandra 2001se
133Mhz, w/64MB EDO Memory:
Int. ALU/RAM - 60 MB/s
Float FPU/RAM - 88 MB/s

133Mhz, w/64MB FPM CPU:
Dhrystone - ALU 271 MIPS
Whetstone - FPU 152 MFLOPS
133Mhz, w/64MB EDO CPU:
Dhrystone - ALU 260 MIPS
Whetstone - FPU 149 MFLOPS

133Mhz, w/64MB FPM Multimedia:
Integer ALU 85 it/s
Floating-Point 103 FPU it/s
133Mhz, w/64MB EDO Multimedia:
Integer ALU 85 it/s
Floating-Point FPU 103 it/s

NSSI @ 133Mhz w/64MB FPM:
101888-102543 Dhrystones
NSSI @ 133Mhz w/64MB EDO:
101604-102248 Dhrystones

SysInfo @ 133Mhz w/64MB FPM:
421.7 Computing Index score
SysInfo @ 133Mhz w/64MB EDO:
421.7 Computing Index score

GL Quake @ 133Mhz w/64MB FPM:
DEMO1 = 50.8 FPS
DEMO2 = 52.0 FPS
DEMO3 = 47.5 FPS
GL Quake @ 133Mhz w/64MB EDO:
DEMO1 = 52.3 FPS
DEMO2 = 53.4 FPS
DEMO3 = 48.7 FPS

Some of the benchmarks favor the FPM, but the 3d gaming seems to favor the EDO. It interesting that when I had 80MB of FPM it didnt seem to run any slower despite being more ram than the MB could cache...dunno, could also be Windows vs. Dos since the 3d accelerated tests are all in windows.

Reply 17542 of 18310, by Shagittarius

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Caluser2000 wrote on 2020-12-15, 03:05:

Good work Shagittarius .

I was going to run 64MB of FPM and 64MB of EDO together to test but i bent one of the pins in a ram slot, (which I fixed) , but decided it wasn't important enough and just leave it be...The Motherboard says it optimizes both memory types simultaneously, I was curious what that performance would be like.

Reply 17543 of 18310, by furan

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Shagittarius wrote on 2020-12-15, 04:09:
Caluser2000 wrote on 2020-12-15, 03:05:

Good work Shagittarius .

I was going to run 64MB of FPM and 64MB of EDO together to test but i bent one of the pins in a ram slot, (which I fixed) , but decided it wasn't important enough and just leave it be...The Motherboard says it optimizes both memory types simultaneously, I was curious what that performance would be like.

I imagine that would depend on the address of the read/write.

Reply 17544 of 18310, by Windows9566

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I got my ASUS TX97-XV (HP OEM) working with the Award BIOS. I prefer that BIOS over the crippled Phoenix BIOS. I just replaced the 2mbit bios chip with a 1mbit bios chip and hotflashed it with a asus p2b.

Reply 17545 of 18310, by Caluser2000

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Pulled a KTX and Genius parallel port A4 flatbed scanners out of storage. I'm going to tidy the Genius one up as that is my first flatbed scanner. Both glass plates have separated from the body but is an easy fix with double sided tape . As you can see from the photos both have exactly the same internals with minor changes like different lids and stickers. Luckily the KTX scanner had has the driver disk and application CD when I picked it up at a garage sale. My ColourPage-View software CD for the Genius scanner has a huge crack though it but I've got the diver disk somewhere.. KYE, KTX and Genius hardware/products were all basically the same with different detail differences. I've used a lot of their gear over the years (nics, sound cards, hand scanners, mice etc) without any issues at all.

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Reply 17546 of 18310, by alvaro84

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Since I have a lot of time at home (the spoils of 14 broken ribs, ha-ha) I decided to go through the piled up 20-120GB PATA HDDs. After some trial and error I ended up using an Asus P5A with a patched BIOS. To my surprise, this one can understand the souls of these metal plated Barracudas much better than that FuSi i815 and MSI694T Pro, and much faster at reading/writing them. The k6-3@450 CPU is just the icing on the cake, it doesn't have too much to do while licking through the HDD's surfaces but much more interesting when I actually get up and sit there to watch a few demos or play late DOS games.
And it's not even wasted energy, just some more, rather insufficient, heating for the house.
Ah, and the partitioning is done under pure DOS, with the joint operation of fdisk and pqmagic. Crazy, eh? 😁

Shame on us, doomed from the start
May God have mercy on our dirty little hearts

Reply 17547 of 18310, by Shagittarius

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alvaro84 wrote on 2020-12-15, 07:52:

Since I have a lot of time at home (the spoils of 14 broken ribs, ha-ha) ...

My god what happened?

Reply 17549 of 18310, by Shagittarius

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alvaro84 wrote on 2020-12-15, 18:53:

I met a Volkswagen Golf, frontally. All I had was a bicycle.

Wow, I'm glad you pulled through, get better ASAP and build some great vintage machines in the meantime!

Reply 17550 of 18310, by appiah4

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alvaro84 wrote on 2020-12-15, 18:53:

I met a Volkswagen Golf, frontally. All I had was a bicycle.

Get well soon, man!

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Reply 17552 of 18310, by SVD

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I have an option to buy this among a commodore PC 20III
I cant seem to identify it, anyone?:)

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Reply 17554 of 18310, by Bruninho

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bearking wrote on 2020-12-15, 22:49:

Didn't know Alcatel made notebooks...

They did. I think I saw some two decades ago being used by Prost GP in Formula One.

"Design isn't just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."
JOBS, Steve.

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Reply 17555 of 18310, by Caluser2000

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Got the family IBM PC300GL with Celeron 400 back up and running. This was our main computer system between 1999 and the mid 2000s running the original Windows 98 without any major issues at all. Never needed to reload Win98 during that time. Just regular maintenance using CrapCleaner, AVG and had Kario as the software firewall. The Windows install is giving a dll error at present and easy enough to sort out. While I was mucking around with it I tried some Linux, OS2 v3 and OS/2 v4 installations. To my dismay non of them loaded giving kernal panics or OS/2 spitting out trap errors. The culpret was the Legend 128meg PC133 ram stick. Removed than and everything ran nicely from then on with only the 256meg ram stick.

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There's a glitch in the matrix.

Reply 17556 of 18310, by september0451

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Picked up my old family's home computer from my parents basement along with a ton of junk I had been storing in their basement for years. Most of the original bundle of sofware was there in perfect condition from ~ 1995/1996.

So I am now the proud new owner of a near perfect IBM Aptiva 2176-CX3. And I just re-loaded all the factory software from the official IBM product recovery CD. Fresh install of Windows 95 with MS Plus, Going to grab a Win98 SE upgrade ISO from winworld.....

Even have the original 14" 640x480 CRT.

Reply 17557 of 18310, by appiah4

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bearking wrote on 2020-12-15, 22:49:

Didn't know Alcatel made notebooks...

It was probably made by an OEM for them..

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Reply 17558 of 18310, by RetroLizard

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RetroLizard wrote on 2020-12-15, 21:19:

Got a boxed, semi-used copy of an old RPG game from the early 2000's - Dungeon Siege.

Anybody know if it can run on a Voodoo3 3000? If so, how well?

The answer is yes, kinda - Main menu runs around 60+ FPS, but in game runs around 15-20 or less.