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Reply 2060 of 2067, by devius

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This thread has a list of some known cards that require the -5V line. It doesn't seem like the SB16 is in that list.

If a ATX PSU will be more reliable than an AT one is more dependent of the manufacturer than the fact that it's ATX. In any case a good quality PSU should give you trouble free operation for many years, whether it's AT or ATX.

Reply 2061 of 2067, by Einherje

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devius wrote on 2021-09-06, 20:04:

This thread has a list of some known cards that require the -5V line. It doesn't seem like the SB16 is in that list.

If a ATX PSU will be more reliable than an AT one is more dependent of the manufacturer than the fact that it's ATX. In any case a good quality PSU should give you trouble free operation for many years, whether it's AT or ATX.

Thanks for the thread reference. I've gone for a new, high-quality PSU (Seasonic Prime PX Fanless 500).

Reply 2062 of 2067, by Einherje

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gerry wrote on 2021-09-06, 19:26:

on capacitors, some people change them all, I don't - it usually isn't necessary, if the computer has no problem why risk making one by changing stuff like this?

testing capacitors is worthy, especially if something is amiss with the component / pc

Well, I might consider recapping the SB16 and S3 in the near future. I need to give my wife some time to cool down first though 😁

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"Well... this is technically the same project..."

gerry wrote on 2021-09-06, 19:26:

most DOS games work ok under windows 98se, I have 98se running on a P166mmx with 64mb ram and it works just fine, games that a difficult under windows tend to also be difficult under DOS anyway!

I will most likely go for Windows 98 SE then, as we have pretty similar builds. I might pester you with a PM when I don't know what I'm doing.

Reply 2063 of 2067, by Azarien

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Bought two identical (except the color) PS/2 keyboards.

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How about some easy retro modding:

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Reply 2064 of 2067, by Unknown_K

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Azarien wrote on 2021-09-15, 20:29:
Bought two identical (except the color) PS/2 keyboards. […]
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Bought two identical (except the color) PS/2 keyboards.

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How about some easy retro modding:

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Very nice.

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Reply 2065 of 2067, by Macca70

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Hi all
I recently built myself this Overkill XP system with parts from my loft stash , it's my 2nd retro build after the 98se one I built earlier this year.
Had a few headaches getting the 7970 to work in XP but eventually swapped the motherboard to another z77 and it works great now.
It's built using all my own old parts that have been in the loft for a while except for the PSU which I bought off ebay so it's cost me £20 + time which is great.
System is

Coolermaster Centurion 520
Z77 Asus Maximus V Formula
8gb Corsair Dominator 2133mhz
Intel 3770k @ 4.4 (2 cores and ht disabled)
Asus HD7970 ghz edition Direct CUII
750gb hdd sata
Corsair CX500 PSU
2x Coolermaster red led fans

It's absolutely bonkers fast for XP which is what I wanted , to play all the old games max res max aa etc , so far , loving it.
Next build will be a late 90's build with recently acquired V3's , do need to source parts for that though as I have very little in the way of stuff from that era , it was all chucked away out of my old house's loft when I split with my ex wife (not by me 🙄)
Here's some pics , only off my phone so excuse if they're a bit crap.

EDIT : Oh yeah , I need to change those case badges 🤣.
And the SN30pro works beautifully on XP , I was surprised.

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Build 1
Win 98se Overkill
P4 2.8ghz 800
Geforce 4 ti4400 128mb agp
Asus p4p800-e Deluxe
512mb

Build 2
XP Overkill
i7 3770k @4.4ghz -2 cores -ht
Asus Z77 Maximus V Formula
8gb Corsair Dominator DDR3
Asus hd7970 3gb Direct CUII Ghz Edition

Reply 2066 of 2067, by bestemor

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Macca70 wrote on Yesterday, 09:51:

Intel 3770k @ 4.4 (2 cores and ht disabled)

Why, and how ?
Me using a 2700K, with 16GB* ram, not done any tinkering with any settings - should I change something I wonder?
(*: plan is to 'dual' boot with Win7 at some point, separate harddrives/only 1 active disk)

Reply 2067 of 2067, by Macca70

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bestemor wrote on Yesterday, 16:40:
Why, and how ? Me using a 2700K, with 16GB* ram, not done any tinkering with any settings - should I change something I wonder? […]
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Macca70 wrote on Yesterday, 09:51:

Intel 3770k @ 4.4 (2 cores and ht disabled)

Why, and how ?
Me using a 2700K, with 16GB* ram, not done any tinkering with any settings - should I change something I wonder?
(*: plan is to 'dual' boot with Win7 at some point, separate harddrives/only 1 active disk)

Why , because XP won't benefit from it that's the only reason , stays cool at 4.4 with std volts and cooler but benefits from higher clock speed.

How , in the bios , just changed to 2 cores and switched HT off.

If you plan to dual boot just leave it , won't cause you an issue in XP.

Build 1
Win 98se Overkill
P4 2.8ghz 800
Geforce 4 ti4400 128mb agp
Asus p4p800-e Deluxe
512mb

Build 2
XP Overkill
i7 3770k @4.4ghz -2 cores -ht
Asus Z77 Maximus V Formula
8gb Corsair Dominator DDR3
Asus hd7970 3gb Direct CUII Ghz Edition