Reply 2840 of 2980, by alvaro84
Finally, I could get to dismantle a few old (and not that old) PCs and I'm pretty satisfied with the yield. From an old AT case (unfortunately cases are almost always in bad shape) I pulled out a Shuttle HOT-419 with an AMD 486DX4/100 and a VLB S3 Trio64 - I've been looking for something like this for a good while. (I have to admit that I discarded the VLB I/O as they're basically useless to me, on top of already having a bunch of them).
I put some FPM RAM in the board and some cooling on the CPU and, lo and behold, both work perfectly and perform nice for the platform and clock. Oh, and they came with CT2810 sound that I still have to test (I watched demos with a GUS ACE yesterday) but it's another promising find being a Vibra 16 with a real OPL3 chip.
The downside is, I looked up in my m/b cupboard and I found that I've already had a Shuttle HOT-419. Perhaps I should sell the duplicate, as well as a few other things I'd really hate to just throw away and see being destroyed... I'm just not good at these things, let alone I have absolutely no idea how I could get reasonable shipping fees here in Hungary. Somehow I always see prices that are like double of anything I see at ebay when I buy something...
The Trio64 is definitely a keeper, though. It even worked in LFB mode with Univbe (it says LFB is at 32MiB, right after the system RAM) and Quake, something I've never seen from a VLB card. And it's faaaaaast!
Shame on us, doomed from the start
May God have mercy on our dirty little hearts