VOGONS

Common searches


Bought this (Modern) hardware today

Topic actions

Reply 1000 of 1070, by Tertz

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie
mothergoose729 wrote on 2020-02-12, 03:21:
Finally upgrading my PC after many years. Going Ryzen 5 3600 ... I do a lot of emulation, so I am excited for the extra threads […]
Show full quote

Finally upgrading my PC after many years. Going
Ryzen 5 3600
...
I do a lot of emulation, so I am excited for the extra threads and increase in IPC.

DOSBox bench thread (check my signature) lacks newer Ryzen 3xxx to compare with previous 2xxx. Would be interesting to see the results for Ryzen's update there.

DOSBox CPU Benchmark
Yamaha YMF7x4 Guide

Reply 1001 of 1070, by mothergoose729

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie
Tertz wrote on 2020-02-14, 18:41:
mothergoose729 wrote on 2020-02-12, 03:21:
Finally upgrading my PC after many years. Going Ryzen 5 3600 ... I do a lot of emulation, so I am excited for the extra threads […]
Show full quote

Finally upgrading my PC after many years. Going
Ryzen 5 3600
...
I do a lot of emulation, so I am excited for the extra threads and increase in IPC.

DOSBox bench thread (check my signature) lacks newer Ryzen 3xxx to compare with previous 2xxx. Would be interesting to see the results for Ryzen's update there.

Sure, I'll post there when I get up and running 😀.

Reply 1002 of 1070, by clueless1

User metadata
Rank l33t
Rank
l33t

After 5 years with a monitor I repaired that someone was going to throw out (it had a bad capacitor I replaced), I finally "splurged" and got me a modern 1080p monitor. My previous monitor was a 23" 1680x1050 Acer from 2007. I replaced it with this:
https://www.benq.com/en-us/monitor/stylish/gw2480.html
Still, a very economical choice. I just can't see spending more than $120 or so on a monitor for some reason. The benefits of more expensive monitors aren't as tangible to me. Not like a graphics card or a cpu, so it's lower on my upgrade totem pole.

The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know.
OPL3 FM vs. Roland MT-32 vs. General MIDI DOS Game Comparison
Let's benchmark our systems with cache disabled
DOS PCI Graphics Card Benchmarks

Reply 1003 of 1070, by ruthan

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie

I have got this, its real Matrox G200 for Windows 98 gaming, or some professional abomination?

2020-02-28 22.59.09.jpg
Filename
2020-02-28 22.59.09.jpg
File size
1.14 MiB
Views
562 views
File license
Fair use/fair dealing exception
2020-02-28 22.59.24.jpg
Filename
2020-02-28 22.59.24.jpg
File size
271.4 KiB
Views
562 views
File license
Fair use/fair dealing exception

Im old goal oriented goatman, i care about facts and freedom, not about egos+prejudices. Hoarding=sickness. If you want respect, gain it by your behavior. I hate stupid SW limits, SW=virtual world, everything should be possible if you have enough raw HW.

Reply 1005 of 1070, by ruthan

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie

I tried if its working, but im not sure that i have right cable, machine booted with this single videocard, but i got no picture, but i could remotely communicate with it.. i used DMS-59 cable, but im not really sure if it is right one.. its physically compatible.. but maybe these cards used some special version etc. Need just 1 G200 for testing, maybe if i cut card in 4 pieces if get one:)
Update: Found that there are MMS Win 98 drivers here: http://vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.php?fileid=596&menustate=0 😀

Im old goal oriented goatman, i care about facts and freedom, not about egos+prejudices. Hoarding=sickness. If you want respect, gain it by your behavior. I hate stupid SW limits, SW=virtual world, everything should be possible if you have enough raw HW.

Reply 1007 of 1070, by robertmo

User metadata
Rank l33t++
Rank
l33t++
mothergoose729 wrote on 2020-02-12, 03:21:

Finally upgrading my PC after many years. Going

Ryzen 5 3600

Was wandering what max resolution can you play this 1995 dos game with? 😉
Re: Huge "zoom out" games list

Reply 1008 of 1070, by ruthan

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie
imi wrote on 2020-02-29, 01:26:

you need a LFH60 cable idk if it is a special one but there are many g200 mms specific cables for sale

DMS-59 is working at least for Dos - i have some with 2x DVI + i added DVI to VGA, only 1 of 4 possible (connector nearer to MB seems to primary one) outputs is working at the boot.

Im old goal oriented goatman, i care about facts and freedom, not about egos+prejudices. Hoarding=sickness. If you want respect, gain it by your behavior. I hate stupid SW limits, SW=virtual world, everything should be possible if you have enough raw HW.

Reply 1010 of 1070, by ruthan

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie

Its 59 vs. 60 in name, i thing that i so +1 pin for performance or some company to make some buck..

Im old goal oriented goatman, i care about facts and freedom, not about egos+prejudices. Hoarding=sickness. If you want respect, gain it by your behavior. I hate stupid SW limits, SW=virtual world, everything should be possible if you have enough raw HW.

Reply 1011 of 1070, by Srandista

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie

Got one of the last non-SMR 4TB WD Red in state, to offload some data from my NAS. WD has replaced it (WD40EFRX) by "same" drive, but with SMR (WD40EFAX). Thanks, but no thanks.

Attachments

  • WD40EFRX.jpg
    Filename
    WD40EFRX.jpg
    File size
    106.6 KiB
    Views
    397 views
    File license
    Fair use/fair dealing exception

Socket 775 - ASRock 4CoreDual-VSTA, Pentium E6500K, 4GB RAM, Radeon X800 XT, ESS Solo-1, Win 98/XP
Socket A - ASRock K7S41GX, AMD Athlon XP 3000+, 512MB RAM, GeForce4 Ti4200, SB Live!, Win 98

Reply 1012 of 1070, by xjas

User metadata
Rank l33t
Rank
l33t

Snagged this more modern capture card for cheap for my streaming adventures. I don't need it to do anything fancy, as long as it can handle >=640x480 modes @ 60Hz it'll do the job. (This is a "1080p" card so I'm hoping it will also allow for 1600x1200, but I'll live if it doesn't.)

20200402_231542.jpg
Filename
20200402_231542.jpg
File size
304.39 KiB
Views
360 views
File license
Public domain
20200402_231633.jpg
Filename
20200402_231633.jpg
File size
278.63 KiB
Views
360 views
File license
Public domain

Note that those ports are one HDMI input and one "AV in." The card has a good selection of analog inputs using its wonderfully bizarre breakout cable - first time I've ever seen an HDMI connector repurposed for something decidedly not HDMI like that. What an odd choice!

I wonder if they had to pay the HDMI licensing fee for both ports...

Incidentally, I also tried to upgrade my glacial internet service yesterday... My mainland-based ISP were all set to give me a literal 10x improvement in upload & download speed for only an extra $10 per month, and roll in a cheap deal on a new DSL modem to handle it, until they looked up my address and figured out the basic plan I have was already maxing out the line capacity in my 60-year-old building. Guess I'm stuck with 6mbit/768k for the forseeable future. 😠 We're never going to get any broadband infrastructure upgrades in this area because the incredibly old NIMBY-ists who permeate all public discourse here are actively against it. Sometimes I hate this island.

twitch.tv/oldskooljay - playing the obscure, forgotten & weird - most Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 6 PM PDT. Bonus streams elsewhen!

Reply 1013 of 1070, by chrismeyer6

User metadata
Rank Member
Rank
Member

Xjax once Starlink is operational then you don't have to worry about it. I'm in a similar boat to you with my Verizon DSL service so starlink cant come fast enough.

Reply 1015 of 1070, by wirerogue

User metadata
Rank Member
Rank
Member

nos dell dimension xps gen 4.
it has pcie so we'll call this one modern.
not sure of the exact specs yet.
it was way too shiny for me to pass up.
can't wait to peel the plastic.

dell.xps.gen.4.jpg
Filename
dell.xps.gen.4.jpg
File size
833.08 KiB
Views
285 views
File license
CC-BY-4.0

fresh bloatware

fresh.bloat.jpg
Filename
fresh.bloat.jpg
File size
243.82 KiB
Views
266 views
File license
CC-BY-4.0

xCoPJFm.png

Reply 1016 of 1070, by Srandista

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie

That taskbar area is appalling...

Socket 775 - ASRock 4CoreDual-VSTA, Pentium E6500K, 4GB RAM, Radeon X800 XT, ESS Solo-1, Win 98/XP
Socket A - ASRock K7S41GX, AMD Athlon XP 3000+, 512MB RAM, GeForce4 Ti4200, SB Live!, Win 98

Reply 1017 of 1070, by ODwilly

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie

Bought a 1tb WD Black 750 NVME SSD for my main machine. The 250gb Samsung 860 Evo has been packed full for FAR to long, and now that I went Ryzen last month and received my 1st full paycheck today, it made sense to blow the money on a high capacity SSD. Also bought RDR2, so that should make for a fun game to compare HDD vs SSD since Im installing it on a 2012 Hitachi 2tb HDD right now.

Main pc: AsRock x370 Killer SLI a/c, Ryzen 5 2600, 1tb WD black nvme ssd, 24g ddr4 2400 @2933mhz, rx 480 8gb reference card, 2tb Hitachi Deskstar.
Retro PC: Soyo P4S Dragon, 3gb ddr 266, 120gb Maxtor, Geforce Fx 5950 Ultra, SB Live! 5.1

Reply 1018 of 1070, by bjwil1991

User metadata
Rank l33t
Rank
l33t

Have fun, eh? I need to upgrade to a Ryzen and install nVME drives over the 480GB SSD, 1TB SSHD, and 1TB HDD. Might get a board that supports 3 of them and get a 1TB for the OS, and 2TB for the two 1TB drives for more storage.

Discord: https://discord.gg/U5dJw7x
Systems from C64 to FX-6300.

Reply 1019 of 1070, by wiretap

User metadata
Rank Oldbie
Rank
Oldbie

Asus Maximus VIII Gene, under $65 shipped, supposedly new in open box. Been looking for one of these to use in a mATX case with the ROG Front Base Overclocking Panel. It should make a nice Windows 7/8.1/10 rig. Now I just need a CPU, RAM, and GPU. 🤣 edit: nevermind, found an i5 6500 and 8GB DDR4 in my spare parts so I can at least test the board when it arrives. Man, I totally forgot someone gave me a newer Dell that had that in it.. thought it was a 3rd gen i5 for some reason.

I mainly wanted to pick this up so I could have a fast Windows 7 system without having to hack up the OS for later update/driver support since Microsoft shafted us with the 7th gen+ chips.

fRle1er.png

eKVztJV.png

FgJt0jf.png

Last edited by wiretap on 2020-04-29, 01:54. Edited 2 times in total.

Circuit Board Repair Manuals
Turbo Display Project
Dual Socket 8 Project