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Reply 28560 of 44776, by mpe

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The early ceramic P60 has cost me an arm and a leg but at least my Socket 4 collection is growing.

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Reply 28561 of 44776, by HanJammer

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Tetrium wrote:
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Are you sure about VX supporting only 1 DIMM slot?

Perhaps some VX mobos only had 1 SDRAM slot, but some had two... Take for example my Shuttle HOT-555A, it has two DIMM slots, but is capped to 32mb, per DIMM.

Iirc most didn't have any DIMM slots and if they did, they had just 1.
I actually thought 2xDIMM slots was more a TX thing until I saw a VX board with 2 DIMM slots, but it was easy to think VX boards simply came with only 1, if at all.

Overstatement.
Many boards had two DIMM slots.
Another VX sample (DTK PAM-0065I) arrived today (and a rather early one for that matter). 2 DIMM slots...

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Reply 28562 of 44776, by appiah4

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These two set me back about as much as a lunch so I thought why not..

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Reply 28563 of 44776, by Intel486dx33

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Bought a couple Cooler Master fan speed controllers for my "Ultimate Windows 98 builds"
These are going into Lian Li Silver Aluminum cases to control the case fans, CPU fan, and Voodoo-3 video card fan.
They are going to look Awsome !
These display the temperature and fan RPM's.

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Reply 28564 of 44776, by mothergoose729

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Just pulled the trigger on an ASRock 775 Dual VSTA!

https://asrock.com/mb/VIA/775Dual-VSTA/index. … p#Specification

It supports Core2Duo processors and AGP at 1066mhz! To my knowledge, this is the fastest motherboard with an AGP slot.

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I am going to pair it with a intel 6500k, which is a pentium dual core with an unlocked multiplier! Because I am going crazy, might as well try for a 4.0ghz overclock too. Why not.

I have a 256mb 7800gtx and a Quadro FX 2000. I'll be using the Quadro, but it will be fun to try some benchmarks with the 7800gtx and DDR2 memory.

Reply 28565 of 44776, by JonathonWyble

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Sometime next week I will receive this power supply. This is going to be another component for a retro rig I'm working on.

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Reply 28566 of 44776, by arncht

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liqmat wrote:
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What is the chipset of the paradise? Ark2000?

So yes, it is detected as an ARK2000PV chipset. It only has 1MB (exp. to 2MB), but man, in benchmarks this thing is only a hair slower than the 4MB Matrox Millennium which is one of my best DOS PCI performers. Both of them outpace the 32MB Savage 4 in DRHARD benchmarks.

The millennium is slower than the et6000 or the riva128. I measured it is on similar level than the s3 in socket 7, and slighly slower in socket 5.

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Reply 28567 of 44776, by liqmat

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arncht wrote:
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What is the chipset of the paradise? Ark2000?

So yes, it is detected as an ARK2000PV chipset. It only has 1MB (exp. to 2MB), but man, in benchmarks this thing is only a hair slower than the 4MB Matrox Millennium which is one of my best DOS PCI performers. Both of them outpace the 32MB Savage 4 in DRHARD benchmarks.

The millennium is slower than the et6000 or the riva128. I measured it is on similar level than the s3 in socket 7, and slighly slower in socket 5.

I guess my point is I was surprised that little Paradise card performed as well as it did. I was expecting more Trident level results. It will certainly do just fine for 2D games. It has been a couple of decades so I had forgotten just how bad many of the Trident cards perform.

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Reply 28568 of 44776, by appiah4

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I have an ARK1000 and it is also an amazing DOS performer as well.

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Reply 28569 of 44776, by HanJammer

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appiah4 wrote:

I have an ARK1000 and it is also an amazing DOS performer as well.

True. I benchmarked ARK1000 against several other PCI 2D cards and nothing came even close in my tests.

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Reply 28570 of 44776, by appiah4

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What improvements does the ARK2000 have over the 1000? MPEG decoder perhaps? Does anyone know? Never did find any spec sheets for either chip.

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Reply 28571 of 44776, by arncht

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appiah4 wrote:

What improvements does the ARK2000 have over the 1000? MPEG decoder perhaps? Does anyone know? Never did find any spec sheets for either chip.

2000pv - 64bit
2000mt - mpeg acceleration

with a 233mmx under dos

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1eXksI … MVZU/edit#gid=0

My actual PCI card ranking:
94,44% Diamond Stealth 64 Video 2001 2M PCI S3 Trio64V+
94,81% Hercules Terminator 3D/DX 4M PCI S3 ViRGE/DX
95,40% Matrox Millenium 4M PCI
99,33% Hercules Dynamite 128 4M PCI Tseng ET6000
99,45% Hercules Dynamite 128 2M PCI Tseng ET6000
100,00% Asus 3DP-V3000 4M PCI NVIDIA Riva128

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Reply 28572 of 44776, by appiah4

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I guess 64-bit and MPEG Acceleration could be useful for Socket 5 or thereabouts but for 486SX/DX/DX2 I'd bet they are essentially useless..

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Reply 28573 of 44776, by liqmat

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arncht wrote:
2000pv - 64bit 2000mt - mpeg acceleration […]
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appiah4 wrote:

What improvements does the ARK2000 have over the 1000? MPEG decoder perhaps? Does anyone know? Never did find any spec sheets for either chip.

2000pv - 64bit
2000mt - mpeg acceleration

with a 233mmx under dos

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1eXksI … MVZU/edit#gid=0

My actual PCI card ranking:
94,44% Diamond Stealth 64 Video 2001 2M PCI S3 Trio64V+
94,81% Hercules Terminator 3D/DX 4M PCI S3 ViRGE/DX
95,40% Matrox Millenium 4M PCI
99,33% Hercules Dynamite 128 4M PCI Tseng ET6000
99,45% Hercules Dynamite 128 2M PCI Tseng ET6000
100,00% Asus 3DP-V3000 4M PCI NVIDIA Riva128

You are much more organized than I. Although, I don't collect and just try to find homes for my orphans. I will admit I am rather shallow. I really go for physical appearance rather than performance when it comes to video cards as I am rarely going to use any of them. That recent ET6000 you picked up is just beautiful to look at. If I didn't move around so much I would probably have some framed and on a wall.

One of my favorite cards with good looks that I have acquired is the Number Nine Imagine 128 Pro. This card has since gone to Merovign's collection since I just can't keep this stuff.

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Reply 28574 of 44776, by arncht

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yeah, they are really nice. i just hope, the quality is better, than the hercules cards 😁

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Reply 28575 of 44776, by Cyrix200+

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liqmat wrote:

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One of my favorite cards with good looks that I have acquired is the Number Nine Imagine 128 Pro. This card has since gone to Merovign's collection since I just can't keep this stuff.

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My god it's perfect.

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Reply 28576 of 44776, by liqmat

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yeah, they are really nice. i just hope, the quality is better, than the hercules cards 😁

Yeah, like so many "Pro" cards of the time it had horrendous DOS performance, but was really good at specific software packages like CAD.

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Reply 28577 of 44776, by Artex

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mpe wrote:

The early ceramic P60 has cost me an arm and a leg but at least my Socket 4 collection is growing.

FDIV! 😎

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Reply 28579 of 44776, by luckybob

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As someone who has recapped KA7 in the past. This board is HIGHLY sensitive to bad caps. The missing atx connector is a bit odd.

if you do recap it, make sure you get the lowest ESR you can.

It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.