First post, by jefklak
I kind of rolled in building a 486 thanks to an old PC that was about to be chucked out. Phil and LGR helped me out and after buying a sound blaster I'm having a "blast" myself.
I realise I will never be able to run Duke3D - but I do am concerned with the performance. I'd like to run rise of the triad (ROTT) and I remember a 486 should be able to handle that. However, even the rotating apogee intro logo stutters like hell. Take a look for yourself in the first video here: https://brainbaking.com/post/2020/09/486-upgr … -sound-blaster/
- M602 motherboard with 3 32-bit VLB buses, and 7 ISA slots256 k cache installed. This one: https://www.elhvb.com/webhq/models/486vlb3/m601.html
- AMD 80486DX CPU chip, 40 MHz.
- Cirrus Logic (837) CL-542X-VLB-U (GD5426) 1 MB VLB VGA card. This one: http://www.vgamuseum.info/index.php/component … logic-cl-gd5426
- 8 MB FPM DRAM fitted in eight 30pin SIMM slots (no idea about latency)
3d bench 1.0: 10.5 FPS on average. Wow.
I bought a DX266 but the difference is minimal.
I watched Phil's VLB card comparison and concluded that the VGA card is not that bad. I'm wondering what to upgrade here. The motherboard is very old, maybe it's that? Or maybe my CONFIG.SYS is misconfigured? I did play around with different types of extended memory enabled but no difference.
What is your advice on upgrading anything? I did a fresh DOS 6.22 install on a SD card.
Thanks a lot!