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Reply 41700 of 44668, by Kahenraz

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retrogamerguy1997 wrote on 2021-12-27, 22:14:
TrashPanda wrote on 2021-12-27, 21:22:
IIRC the MX4000 was the replacement for the MX440, the 4000 being the newer of the two. […]
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retrogamerguy1997 wrote on 2021-12-27, 19:46:

Bought this as an upgrade over my MX4000: https://www.ebay.com/itm/334261306195

Still waiting for my socket a cooler to arrive.

IIRC the MX4000 was the replacement for the MX440, the 4000 being the newer of the two.

They are similar in spec but the 440 does have faster Vram and a wider bus ... but the trade off is that it has less Vram overall.

Looking at them both I would have just grabbed a Ti4200 and gotten pixel shading but I cant fault the price of 20 bucks for a MX440, thats a nice deal no matter the reason for using one.

damn, I got it based off of other people's advice here. Then again I'm sure I would still see a benefit since my mx4000 is pci and 64mb

Some people's advice here is also... not wrong but incomplete. Depending on what hardware and OS you're using, a GeForce 4 could be unstable. For example, NVIDIA cards with pixel shaders require at least a Pentium 3 Coppermine, have problems in Windows 98 with some configurations, and other issues with chipsets prior to 440BX. Everything non-pixel shader such as the card you bought should work great. Maybe. Unless it requires +3.3V on PCI and your board doesn't have that.

There is no right answer, unfortunately. 😀

Reply 41703 of 44668, by bjwil1991

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Not (yet) retro, however, I won myself a MacBook from late 2008 (C2D 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD) in better shape than the others I saw on eBay with the recovery media, charger, and pretty much the entire box and other items.

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Reply 41704 of 44668, by Kahenraz

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2021-12-28, 03:58:

Not (yet) retro, however, I won myself a MacBook from late 2008 (C2D 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD) in better shape than the others I saw on eBay with the recovery media, charger, and pretty much the entire box and other items.

I bought one of these for an iPhone programming class in college some years ago. It's really nice and very responsive. I don't use Macs or Mac software but I've kept it in my collection because of how nice it is.

Great find.

Reply 41705 of 44668, by kixs

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Another boxed item arrived 😀

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Missing the card and speakers. But I already have those and they will fit nicely 😉

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Reply 41706 of 44668, by BitWrangler

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That's nice... ppl go on about finding a warehouse or container full of new old stock Adlib gold .. I'd rather something like that came up.

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Reply 41707 of 44668, by matze79

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retrogamerguy1997 wrote on 2021-12-27, 22:14:

IIRC the MX4000 was the replacement for the MX440, the 4000 being the newer of the two.

i definitve would replace PCI Card with an AGP, it will give huge boost.
But don`t buy a MX4000 if you buy.
Rather get a GeForce 4 MX460 for budget or better grab a 3TI/4TI.
For a Athlon 700 why not install something with Pixel Shaders ?

but i would avoid the FX Series, it sucks.

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Reply 41708 of 44668, by HanJammer

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matze79 wrote on 2021-12-28, 15:41:
i definitve would replace PCI Card with an AGP, it will give huge boost. But don`t buy a MX4000 if you buy. Rather get a GeForce […]
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retrogamerguy1997 wrote on 2021-12-27, 22:14:

IIRC the MX4000 was the replacement for the MX440, the 4000 being the newer of the two.

i definitve would replace PCI Card with an AGP, it will give huge boost.
But don`t buy a MX4000 if you buy.
Rather get a GeForce 4 MX460 for budget or better grab a 3TI/4TI.
For a Athlon 700 why not install something with Pixel Shaders ?

but i would avoid the FX Series, it sucks.

It all depends what titles he wants to play. I would say that everything from late 90s to 2002 or maybe even 2003-4 will be perfect on MX4*0. After all I replaced GF2MX in 2005 (O_o with GF6800GT IIR) and I didn't really complained much about performance in games prior to that (and I played alot - including titles like GTAVC and GTASA).

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Reply 41709 of 44668, by Grzyb

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kixs wrote on 2021-12-28, 08:15:

Missing the card and speakers. But I already have those and they will fit nicely 😉

You have a QUICKSHOT branded card, right?
Are there CMS sockets on it?
The card pictured on the box obviously has them, but the one from this topic - http://www.ljplus.ru/img3/h/a/hardware_museum … kshot_qs803.jpg - not.
And I've seen another such a card recently - without the sockets.

Reply 41710 of 44668, by cyclone3d

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Grzyb wrote on 2021-12-28, 17:11:
You have a QUICKSHOT branded card, right? Are there CMS sockets on it? The card pictured on the box obviously has them, but the […]
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kixs wrote on 2021-12-28, 08:15:

Missing the card and speakers. But I already have those and they will fit nicely 😉

You have a QUICKSHOT branded card, right?
Are there CMS sockets on it?
The card pictured on the box obviously has them, but the one from this topic - http://www.ljplus.ru/img3/h/a/hardware_museum … kshot_qs803.jpg - not.
And I've seen another such a card recently - without the sockets.

I actually have both versions. With and without sockets. The one without the sockets is a newer revision.

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Reply 41711 of 44668, by RandomStranger

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As a followup for my last question, today on my way home from the gym I met with the seller of the Athlon XP 2800+ and took a detour to pick up the MSI KM3M-V. Both seem to be in good shape, though as usual, no ESD bag for the motherboars. The packing for the CPU was also only some printer paper.

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And I don't have a cooler for the CPU. I have some for socket 370 that would fit, but those are for CPUs with one half of the TDP the Athlon has.

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Reply 41712 of 44668, by bjwil1991

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Another addition to my collection via eBay:

Thrustmaster Pinball Controller bundle (with Full Tilt! Pinball)

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And an odd PCMCIA external hard drive: PCMCIA Card and Quick Drive Unit 18G, 12V DC Hard Drive

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Reply 41713 of 44668, by liqmat

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2021-12-28, 20:05:

Another addition to my collection via eBay:

Thrustmaster Pinball Controller bundle (with Full Tilt! Pinball)

Never seen that before. Love oddities like this.

Reply 41714 of 44668, by kixs

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Grzyb wrote on 2021-12-28, 17:11:
You have a QUICKSHOT branded card, right? Are there CMS sockets on it? The card pictured on the box obviously has them, but the […]
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kixs wrote on 2021-12-28, 08:15:

Missing the card and speakers. But I already have those and they will fit nicely 😉

You have a QUICKSHOT branded card, right?
Are there CMS sockets on it?
The card pictured on the box obviously has them, but the one from this topic - http://www.ljplus.ru/img3/h/a/hardware_museum … kshot_qs803.jpg - not.
And I've seen another such a card recently - without the sockets.

Indeed. I have two or three. Both versions with and without sockets.

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Reply 41715 of 44668, by CrFr

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A Gainward Voodoo 4MB. Never owned a 3dfx card before, so I thought to have a try. For 40 euros, I don't think the price was too bad.

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Reply 41716 of 44668, by pete8475

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It's funny how things happen in life sometimes. I just ordered a bunch of AGP graphics cards on ebay, none have arrived yet and today I see a big lot of random computer parts on kijiji from a guy only a few minutes away.

So I bought this stuff for $100 Canadian. There's a socket A AMD tower, an empty Antec branded case, a white IBM Aptiva tower and a number of expansion cards and cables, including several AGP cards with DVI (just what I wanted!).

This is what I've brought in so far, there's a couple boxes still in the trunk, there was also a number of PCI modems, I tossed all those in the trash and I might chuck the 7300 AGP card it has at least one bad cap and I doubt I'll ever have a use for it.

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Reply 41717 of 44668, by pete8475

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Here's the rest of the stuff. The Aptiva is a Slot 1 P3-800 and it had a Radeon 9000 Pro 128MB graphics card. So that's neat and I'll definitely get some use out of that card. There was also a nice 256MB PC133 CL2 module in there!

Also got a box of random speakers, cords, old power supplies, etc.

EDIT - I found 4 2GB modules of Corsair DDR2 memory in the bottom of the crap box, also there was a really beaten up Acer X193 19" LCD screen but I'm probably going to toss that.

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Reply 41718 of 44668, by pete8475

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More goodies, this plastic box said laptop ram ddr2 so I assumed that's what it was but it was actually a bunch of processors wrapped in bubble wrap.

There's several Core 2 duo's, Pentium 4's and Athlon 64 processors! Most notable are an E8400 and a socket 478 P4 3.2.

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Reply 41719 of 44668, by pixelatedscraps

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Bondi wrote on 2021-12-26, 16:13:
pixelatedscraps wrote on 2021-12-26, 15:14:

Finally found what looks to be a 755CD in good condition at a decent price - roughly $110 all up. Looking forward to getting this one unwrapped!

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