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Re: What is faster in games? Celeron tualatin 1300@1733 (133FSB) or Pentium 3-S 1400 (133FSB) ?

I actually tried this with a Celeron-1400 back in the day. Had it running at 1866/133, and at that speed it could match the stock-clocked PIII-S 1400 in some benchmarks. In others, the PIII was ahead. The Celeron also required some enormous voltage to get to 1866, and actually quit working after a …

Re: Geforce 4 Ti 4200 performance issues

I believe the 1.7 only came in Willamette form, unlike the 1.6 and 1.8GHz P4s, which were also available in Northwood "A" versions with twice the cache. The Willamette P4s were never great performers, especially when used with a slower memory controller. The good news, though, is that 2.4A GHz P4s …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

I never liked proprietary audio APIs like EAX. Didn't think they sounded *that* much better than regular old software audio. I only bought sound cards back then because onboard audio was so noisy. HDA is a godsend. There's no need to worry about game compatibility. No drivers to install. It just …

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Went to the store to buy cookies and fruitcake. Came home with this thing: https://i.imgur.com/sJddX3a.png Yeah, I know. There are far better ways to spend money, and I definitely felt a twinge of guilt at having succumbed to the temptation: Gee, Your Honor, the IPS LCD was bright and inviting and …

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