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Re: What game are you playing now?

Oh, me? I'm about to play one of my favorite arcade games from back in the day, Virtual-On: Cyber Troopers . In fact... IMG_0171.png I just got a cheerful pair of Win98 PCs all networked up for some two-player action! Short of owning the 2-player cabinet, this is probably as good as home Cyber …

Re: My 3DMark01 Mega Thread

is just that... newer windows are kind of slow on 3dmark 2001se compared to XP afaik, and newer graphics cards and drivers also probably don't care that much about it and dx7 performance. You know, I've been casually tracking Win10 3DMark2001 performance on my HTPC over the years, and there was a …

Re: Why did they rush Windows 11?

I may be in the minority but I actually like 11, but only with explorer patcher enabled. Especially with the recent update that lets you have a Windows 10 start menu. It's just as fast as 10 with core isolation disabled. I just did a fresh install of 11 from a bootable USB drive. It took 10 minutes …

Re: Bought these (retro) software/OS today

First garage sale of the year today! Fortunately, the guy's garage was well heated because it was chilly (-12C ) this morning. I picked up these two Office 2010 family packs for $4 each, one of which came with an unexpected bonus: it had a Windows 8 Pro activation card tucked away inside! …

Re: What modern activity did you get up to today?

As I was sitting at my desk today, drooling on the keyboard while waiting for a 35GB game update to finish downloading, I realized something very cool. I realized that the average internet connection is now faster than a 486's L1 cache--at least in terms of raw bandwidth. Sure, the connection …

Re: Cannot believe I bought this "time capsule" PC, wondering what's inside !!

Hmm. That stylish tower definitely contains: a FIC MVP3 chipset motherboard with 2MB of L3 cache K6-3 at 450 256MB of RAM 12MB Voodoo2 4MB Rage Pro Ensoniq/Creative AudioPCI A D-Link "I Can't Believe It's not 3Com" ethernet card And a whiny 20GB IBM Deskstar that the dude purchased in 2002 when he …

Re: GeForce4 vs. GeForce FX?

P4 is terrible when it comes to speed flexibility. There's no way of reaching 386 / 486 speeds, because even when disabling the L1 cache, the Netburst architecture is still too fast. This is not completely accurate. The reason it appears so is because using "SETMUL L1D" on a P4 actually disables …

Re: CRT nostalgia vs the 15KHz monitor whine

I'm 40 and can still hear the whine of my Monitor II, sometimes from the hallway if nothing else is making any noise. It brings back memories, that's for sure! I can remember my eardrums being absolutely assaulted by the chorus of 20-30 Apple monitors whenever I'd walk into the computer lab at …

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