First post, by treeman
I was looking through my cpu collection and found a pentium overdrive socket 7 166 cpu, So decided to try it out in my packard bell pb600 which was maxed out at a p133 cpu.
All went well, bios showing p133 but benchmarks confirm a p166. So naturally before swapping cpus I ran a quake time demo (low res). Got 25fps with p133 and 27.5 with p166. Very disappointing scores I think.
I also tried duke nukem and blood both in 640x480 svga modes.
1. duke nukem 20 fps playable
2. blood ~15 fps not enjoyable
I was expecting both games to play alot better! my amd 5x85 clocked to 160 with low cache timings gets 16fps on quake and about the same on duke nukem 3d! makes sense on quake since lack of fpu power on 486.
Anyway here are my full specs
Packard bell pb600
256 l2 built in cache enabled
72mb fpm ram 2x 32mb modules + 8mb inboard
S3 diamond monster 4mb (Im pretty sure) pci
Stock Aztec isa sb16 clone, something like that
added in a voodoo 1 for future projects
Booting off mechanical drive but playing games from cf card
I realise this is not the perfect hardware for gaming its one of those branded desktops with very limited bios options and probably not optimal chipset for gaming, however maybye I am. expecting too much from stock pentium 166.
I have a riva tnt2 16mb but I feel like adding that is going about it the wrong way?
I don't have any other pentium machines to compare with.
what you guys reckon about my results?