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Reply 20 of 26, by slivercr

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candle_86 wrote on 2022-11-05, 06:09:
Final specs, I just put it in its final home, where it will live for now, its a pain to pull it out so its gonna stay as it is, […]
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Final specs, I just put it in its final home, where it will live for now, its a pain to pull it out so its gonna stay as it is, but

Celeron 333 because In truth I want a Pentium II 333 but don't have one, and the Celeron is close enough to that preformance
96mb of PC66 3x32mb
Intel AL440LX board
Maxi Gamer Pheonix Voodoo Banshee

Now to enjoy it

Pretty solid system, Mendocino Celerons are nice CPUs.

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Reply 21 of 26, by chinny22

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This aint your typical Slot 1, BX, P3 build, I like!
The onboard YMF soundcard and Banshee with its great dos compatibility makes this a pretty serious dos gaming rig.

Alot of people ignore the Banshee but I was happily playing Need for Speed 4 with one on a Slot A 650Mhz PC last year and didn't notice any difference compared to my P3 600 with Voodoo 2.
NFS3 you loose the dashboard, but really if it was my only 3dfx card I'd still be happy.

Reply 22 of 26, by candle_86

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chinny22 wrote on 2022-11-14, 12:37:
This aint your typical Slot 1, BX, P3 build, I like! The onboard YMF soundcard and Banshee with its great dos compatibility mak […]
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This aint your typical Slot 1, BX, P3 build, I like!
The onboard YMF soundcard and Banshee with its great dos compatibility makes this a pretty serious dos gaming rig.

Alot of people ignore the Banshee but I was happily playing Need for Speed 4 with one on a Slot A 650Mhz PC last year and didn't notice any difference compared to my P3 600 with Voodoo 2.
NFS3 you loose the dashboard, but really if it was my only 3dfx card I'd still be happy.

I've always liked the Banshee, its good for what it is as long as you recognize what it is. To me this is great budget circa 1999, if you didn't have alot of cash for a P3 and a Voodoo3/TNT2 you'd build something like this, well maybe a 440LX board instead but you get the point

Reply 23 of 26, by Private_Ops

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candle_86 wrote on 2022-11-05, 06:09:
Final specs, I just put it in its final home, where it will live for now, its a pain to pull it out so its gonna stay as it is, […]
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Final specs, I just put it in its final home, where it will live for now, its a pain to pull it out so its gonna stay as it is, but

Celeron 333 because In truth I want a Pentium II 333 but don't have one, and the Celeron is close enough to that preformance
96mb of PC66 3x32mb
Intel AL440LX board
Maxi Gamer Pheonix Voodoo Banshee

Now to enjoy it

I've got one of those Intel made 440LX boards. My PII 333 boots as a 300. Not sure why. Running one of the later BIOS revisions.

Its currently running a 366 Celeron. Runs great! Paired it with a Voodoo 3.

Reply 24 of 26, by H3nrik V!

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Private_Ops wrote on 2022-11-16, 05:45:

I've got one of those Intel made 440LX boards. My PII 333 boots as a 300. Not sure why. Running one of the later BIOS revisions.

Maybe it's an unlocked cpu and the multiplier on the boards is set to 4.5?

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Reply 25 of 26, by Private_Ops

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H3nrik V! wrote on 2022-11-16, 19:19:
Private_Ops wrote on 2022-11-16, 05:45:

I've got one of those Intel made 440LX boards. My PII 333 boots as a 300. Not sure why. Running one of the later BIOS revisions.

Maybe it's an unlocked cpu and the multiplier on the boards is set to 4.5?

My particular board has no option set multipliers. Typical Intel nerfing. I suppose its possible. I've read celerons can ignore the motherboard and run at their default.

Reply 26 of 26, by candle_86

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Here are my benchmark runs of actual games plus 3dmark

Overall I'm gonna say mid 90's games should do pretty good on it

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