Reply 60 of 70, by shock__
Went with dual 1N5408 now, which output 4.2V in idle and fit nicely after removing the heatsink and reattaching it with superglue.
Runs absolutely stable with 24.1fps in Quake_low making it the fastest sub-Socket4 machine of the German DOS community 😀 There's still some room for improvement, as the POD only runs in WT mode on my current board.
Diodes get quite warm, but nothing overly worrying.
Current Project: new GUS PnP compatible soundcard