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Re: Retro computer builds that surprised you the most because they worked better than expected

Let me add another one: AT based Celeron 533 build w/ PCChips M726MRT. It's a surprise that: - this thing doesn't lock up like crazy (I bet one of the reasons of bad rep PCChips/Amptron/Elpina/Matsonic got was purely lock ups all around.) - works absolutely brilliant with a GF2 MX400 (or any nVidia …

Re: Voodoo 3 bought second hand - dead or not?

Mine is pretty much glued (I tried removing the heatsink and gave up in fear of ripping the chip, considering this is my only Voodoo card that's working - I am set to find a working V2 as well but funds are short right now) and no signs of tampering beforehand. And yes, it's a standard STB branded …

Re: Voodoo 3 bought second hand - dead or not?

Add to it the fact that the heatsink is glued on V3 cards, making it quite painful to remove. Only on Voodoo3 2000, on standard 3000 and 3500 they are fixed with two pins and some tin foil. Mine is pretty much glued (I tried removing the heatsink and gave up in fear of ripping the chip, considering …

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