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Reply 35960 of 36638, by kolderman

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Imperious wrote on 2020-09-13, 11:11:

The Midiman and Aztech 4dwave will be interesting to play around with, especially with the wavetable headers as well.

What is the PCI Midiman card? What does it do? Is it useful for gaming?

Reply 35961 of 36638, by darry

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kolderman wrote on 2020-09-14, 00:54:
Imperious wrote on 2020-09-13, 11:11:

The Midiman and Aztech 4dwave will be interesting to play around with, especially with the wavetable headers as well.

What is the PCI Midiman card? What does it do? Is it useful for gaming?

It's a CS4614 based card with a CS4297 AC97 codec .
It's games compatibility will likely be similar to the CS4630 based Turtle Beach Santa Cruz, at best (CS4624 is essentially a CS4614 with digital IO and the CS4630 is a CS4624 with more processing power)
It re-samples everything to 48KHz courtesy of the AC97 codec .

Reply 35962 of 36638, by Repo Man11

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More good news for me; two more motherboards from my $80.00 haul a few weeks ago have tested okay - a P8P67-M Pro, and a P8Z68-V. I was initially worried about the P8Z68-V, because it gave me four short beeps and wouldn't go any further, but it turned out that the BIOS was too old for an Ivy Bridge CPU. Luckily the computer I gave my cousin still has a Sandy Bridge, so I borrowed that. The P8Z68-V is going to be an upgrade for a computer I built for my cousin, so I wanted to use an M.2 drive. I followed the instruction here ( https://www.win-raid.com/t871f50-Guide-How-to … -UEFI-BIOS.html ) to add NVME support to the BIOS, flashed it, and it now supports the Ivy Bridge CPU and I'm just finishing up setting up Windows 10 on the drive.

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Reply 35963 of 36638, by cyclone3d

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luckybob wrote on 2020-09-14, 00:26:

I had one of those 7900gs cards when they were NEW and it was dogshit.

How on earth are they worth $250 now?

AGP. In any case, I had a PCIE 7900GS back then. I voltmodded it and put a different cooler on it and had it at a 50% overclock for about a year before it died. Was a pretty nice card with it overclocked that much.

You think $250 is a lot... go look up going eBay prices for an AGP 7950GT.

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Reply 35965 of 36638, by appiah4

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What exactly is so good about this? It's just another solid BX Slot-1? Can't seem to tell what it has over things like the P2B variants or the BX2000 variants..

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Reply 35967 of 36638, by Warlord

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The Microstar BXMaster is also a holder of the AnandTech Editor's Choice award
1. It has an UltraDMA/66 controller just like the cubx
2. will support 768mb of ram, supports 1gb ram on BX if registered Dims, supports ECC
3. Supports up to 155mhz Bus
4. 1.3V - 3.5V vcore in .5 increments.
5. All PCI slots support being Masters "BXMaster features a PCI arbiter chip that allows all 6 of those PCI slots to support bus master devices. PCI slots 1 and 6 still share an IRQ, as do slots 3 and 5. Slot 4 shares an IRQ with the onboard USB controller. "The AGP slot can share an IRQ with either the first or the second PCI slots
6. In many review you can see the BX Master is faster than other BX boards.
7. It is a Top Tier BX board. And beat Cubx in benchmarks.
8. They are Rare, much rarer than Asus cubx or other top tier boards.
9. That particular board was recapped, saving me time and money.
10. It Supports Northbridge Core voltage, and had a rare optional Thermal Sensor for it.
11. The Seller Recapped the board, which is a plus.

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https://www.anandtech.com/show/556/14

Reply 35970 of 36638, by wiretap

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I know, it's perfection. 🤣 I love small motherboards for some reason. I should be able to put this in a small mATX case. I've been wanting to do a reverse sleeper 486 DX4 build in a nice Lian Li or Silverstone case.

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Reply 35971 of 36638, by Intel486dx33

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wiretap wrote on 2020-09-14, 23:31:

I know, it's perfection. 🤣 I love small motherboards for some reason. I should be able to put this in a small mATX case. I've been wanting to do a reverse sleeper 486 DX4 build in a nice Lian Li or Silverstone case.

I just found one of these today in my garage. I must have bought it a while back and forgot about it.

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Reply 35972 of 36638, by Thallanor

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wiretap wrote on 2020-09-14, 23:31:

I know, it's perfection. 🤣 I love small motherboards for some reason. I should be able to put this in a small mATX case. I've been wanting to do a reverse sleeper 486 DX4 build in a nice Lian Li or Silverstone case.

That would be awesome. I've been working on a couple projects like this, but I'm always out of time, money, or both. 😀

Reply 35973 of 36638, by Intel486dx33

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Actually its this one. “Lian Li PC-A01”

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Reply 35975 of 36638, by pentiumspeed

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Received mATX Asus K8S-LA based made for HP socket 754 using SiS 760S and 964 southbridge, 512MB and Athlon 64 3400+ 89W (2.4GHz) does have 3 phase VRM using ATX 12V 4 pin connector. I have 2Ghz 51W 90nm 3000+ coming to replace this. Would be nice Athlon XP or P4 alternative for 98se so I can run any of the Geforce FX, Geforce2 or Geforce4 at my choosing.

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Reply 35976 of 36638, by badmojo

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luckybob wrote on 2020-09-15, 00:24:

I remember bidding on that lian li case and losing.

At least the winning bidder is putting it to good use 🙄

If it's broke, then fix it!

Reply 35977 of 36638, by pete8475

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Warlord wrote on 2020-09-14, 17:06:

Can't believe I Stole this. Are people so caught up on cubx hype that they don't know how good this board is?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/MSI-BX-Master-MS-616 … =p2047675.l2557

Awesome, you got a great deal on that board.

Reply 35978 of 36638, by pete8475

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wiretap wrote on 2020-09-14, 23:31:

I know, it's perfection. 🤣 I love small motherboards for some reason. I should be able to put this in a small mATX case. I've been wanting to do a reverse sleeper 486 DX4 build in a nice Lian Li or Silverstone case.

Unfortunately I think you'll find that AT boards don't fit in mATX cases very well.

Reply 35979 of 36638, by TheMobRules

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pete8475 wrote on 2020-09-15, 05:38:

Unfortunately I think you'll find that AT boards don't fit in mATX cases very well.

On that little board however, only the top PCI slot would be inaccessible in an mATX case, and generally you won't use more than 1 or 2 PCI slots on a 486. But I believe some customizations will be required for the standoffs and the keyboard connector as those probably won't line up.