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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby overdrive333 » 2019-4-21 @ 08:39

NuuttiS wrote:I'm slowly building a system to play early to mid 90's games. Finally found a case with turbo switch and MHz display. Still need to get MT-32 and Gravis Ultrasound.

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19" Samsung 959NF for newer games
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My case/cd-rom brother :evil: . But what's inside? Who will guess?
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby Bancho » 2019-4-21 @ 15:12

overdrive333 wrote:My case/cd-rom brother :evil: . But what's inside? Who will guess?


Some variant of a Gigabyte Board VX/HX/TX? A variant of Sound Blaster (1.5, 2 Pro?) Cant figure out the graphics card though :lol:
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby overdrive333 » 2019-4-21 @ 16:31

Bancho wrote:
overdrive333 wrote:My case/cd-rom brother :evil: . But what's inside? Who will guess?


Some variant of a Gigabyte Board VX/HX/TX? A variant of Sound Blaster (1.5, 2 Pro?) Cant figure out the graphics card though :lol:

Not even close :evil:
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby Bige4u » 2019-4-21 @ 20:03

Just picked up a Jaton GF2 MX400 64mb PCI video card..... last owner says it has issues with i810/i815 chipsets and through experimentation, it only works with the v56.64 win98 driver(confirmed), it works and stable in DOS and 2D, but only in 16bit and not 32bit colors while gaming, and the clocks show for both GPU and MEM are the same @ 143 instead of 200/166 anyone ever heard of such a problem?

I figure i'd use this video card in a slot1 500mhz system of with the motherboard uses the 440BX chipset since its a wee bit more powerful than the VooDoo3 3000 16mb agp2x video card i have at the moment and see how that fairs.
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby overdrive333 » 2019-4-21 @ 20:49

Why need to use PCI videocard in 440bx system? :)
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby Bige4u » 2019-4-21 @ 22:11

Just realized i posted my last posting about the videocard in the wrong place. Cant Delete
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby gdjacobs » 2019-4-22 @ 16:43

Bancho wrote:Cant figure out the graphics card though :lol:

Something like an All in Wonder?
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby overdrive333 » 2019-4-22 @ 19:55

gdjacobs wrote:
Bancho wrote:Cant figure out the graphics card though :lol:

Something like an All in Wonder?
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby PcBytes » 2019-4-24 @ 17:23

overdrive333 wrote:
gdjacobs wrote:
Bancho wrote:Cant figure out the graphics card though :lol:

Something like an All in Wonder?

Matrox Millenium?
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby oohms » 2019-4-25 @ 15:12

looks like a voodoo rush
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby overdrive333 » 2019-4-25 @ 16:20

oohms wrote:looks like a voodoo rush
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby gdjacobs » 2019-4-27 @ 04:25

Ooh! Intergraph Intense 3d or California 3d Emotion?
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby overdrive333 » 2019-4-27 @ 16:41

A-Trend ATC-2475
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby Socket3 » 2019-5-04 @ 19:40

Bige4u wrote:I ran a K6-3/500mhz system once a long time ago.... the ultimate space heater it was, no joke.


I don't think so. K6 CPUs (I/II and especially II+ and III) are remarkably cool. A standard small socket 7 cooler is enough to cool a 500Mhz K6-III.


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oeuvre wrote:oh man my dad had one and the battery on it never worked right though


My Dad used to have one too! That’s I actually why I initially got one again, but then It turned out to be a really great mobile vintage machine for me!




bjwil1991 wrote:I have 4 Pentium 4 laptops that have Radeon Mobile 7500 or 9000 prospectively:

1) IBM ThinkPad R40 (Pentium 4-M 2GHz, Radeon 7500 16MB)
2) 2x Dell Inspiron 600m (Celeron, Radeon 9000 32MB & Centrino, Radeon 9000 32MB)
3) Dell Latitude D600 (Centrino, Radeon 9000 32MB)


Cool! While we’re on the subject of Pentium 4 laptops, here’s one I dearly love. The Dell Inspiron 8200! This is the updated version of the 8100. Notice those cool silver palm rests!

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This particular one has a 1.8GHz Pentium 4 Mobile, and an ATi Radeon 9000 64MB graphics card! It’s my primary Windows XP machine, and man does it run XP well!

Mine also has what Dell called their “UltraSharp” display. It’s the same 1600 x 1200 resolution, but it’s brighter, has a wider viewing angle, and a higher contrast ratio than their standard UXGA display. I got lucky with this 8200, because it’s basically a top-end model. Someone definitely payed an arm and a leg for this thing when it was new!

I just love the Inspiron 8000 series laptops. They’re just fantastic in my opinion.


I have two almost identical machines. One is a 1.5GHz pentium 4 with a Geforce 2 GO video card, the other is a 2GHz model with a radeon 9000. Both have black palmrests tough, and the speakers are dead on both of them... Oh an I found a large 7.2v rechargeable battery inside both witch leaked. That killed one of the laptops (the GF2 model) but the other one didn't sustain much damage.

I strongly suggest you crack yours open and replace this battery:
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby appiah4 » 2019-5-04 @ 21:23

Completely restored Dell Dimension XPS D333 with some upgrades (marked with asterisk in the specs below)

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Motherboard: Dell 7207C i440LX
CPU: Intel Pentium II 333MHz
RAM*: 192MB SDRAM
Storage 1: IBM 8,4GB IDE
Storage 2*: Maxtor 80GB IDE
Optical*: Samsung 16x DVD/CD-RW Combo
Graphics 1: STB Riva 128 4M
Graphics 2*: Pixelview Voodoo II-T 12M
Video Decoder: QI Cinemaster C 1.2
Audio 1: Turtle Beach Montego
Audio 2*: Creative Sound Blaster AWE6 Value
Network*: 3Com 3c905 10/100Mbit
OS: Windows 98SE
A500:Rev6|+512K|ACA500+|C1084S
i386:Am386SX25|4M|GD5402|ES688
i486:U5S33|8M|GD5428|YMF719|DB-S2
i586:P133|32M|T64+/MX2|V1|CT3980/32M
i686:K6-2/400|128M|Rage|V2|CT4520/32M
S370:P3-1200|384M|GF4-4200|MX300
S754:A3700+|2G|X1950PRO|SB0350
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby oeuvre » 2019-5-05 @ 13:23

retrobright those front panels and it'll look great
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby appiah4 » 2019-5-05 @ 13:29

oeuvre wrote:retrobright those front panels and it'll look great


Side panels and top are also yellowe and honestly I can live with this much yellow :) This will likely be my go-to retro PC for a long time.

I wanted to squeeze in a Voodoo 2 SLI but I could not bring myself to do away with any of the PCI cards in there..
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i386:Am386SX25|4M|GD5402|ES688
i486:U5S33|8M|GD5428|YMF719|DB-S2
i586:P133|32M|T64+/MX2|V1|CT3980/32M
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby corsaira » 2019-5-06 @ 06:24

MSI k7d master
Power color 9700 pro
Creative Audigy
adaptec 29320A
Windows XP 32bit
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby gdjacobs » 2019-5-06 @ 19:33

What Athlon MPs did you go with?
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Re: Retro Rig Photo Thread

Postby Tetrium » 2019-5-07 @ 04:47

Socket3 wrote:
Bige4u wrote:I ran a K6-3/500mhz system once a long time ago.... the ultimate space heater it was, no joke.


I don't think so. K6 CPUs (I/II and especially II+ and III) are remarkably cool. A standard small socket 7 cooler is enough to cool a 500Mhz K6-III.

There is no K6-III 500MHz, or at least not officially. I presume you meant to say K6-III+?
K6-III was actually kinda hot for a (super) socket 7 CPU and official ones were released up to 450MHz.
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