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Here is my Old New system purely for Windows 98 Gaming.

Recently I have been dragging parts down from the loft and built this, basically a rebuild from long ago when I was young.

Forgot how much of a pleasure this case was to work with, just a few teething problems with regards to performance.

Below you should see Benchmark results, I feel like I'm scoring low but need to do more research. I've noticed there is micro stutter and frame pacing issues in both games and benchmarks, starting to wonder if I have not used the best chipset drivers.

Any advice would be appreciated and hope the photos will be enjoyed.

Cheers

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Win98SE
Asus P4P800-E Deluxe Intel 6.3.1007)
Pentium 4 3Ghz Northwood (HT Disabled)
2x512MB Corsair Platinum (Dual Channel)
Creative FX5900 Ultra (45.23 Drivers)
Sounblaster Audigy 2 Platinum SB0240
Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM IDE
DVD ROM IDE
Lian-Li PC61
Enermax ATX-FMA 350 WATT
4x 80mm Akasa LED Case Fans

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Reply 1 of 7, by Soap

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The results I spoke of.

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Reply 3 of 7, by Joseph_Joestar

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Win98 will behave oddly with more than 512 MB RAM unless you use a third-party patch.

That might explain some of the stutter you're experiencing.

PC#1: Pentium MMX 166 / Soyo SY-5BT / S3 Trio64V+ / Voodoo1 / OPTi 82C930 / AWE64 Gold / SC-155
PC#2: AthlonXP 1700+ / Abit KT7A / Voodoo3 / SBLive / Vortex2
PC#3: Athlon64 3000+ / Asus K8V-MX / GeForce4 / Audigy1
PC#4: i5-3550P / MSI Z77A-G43 / GTX 650Ti / X-Fi

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Doornkaat wrote on 2021-10-21, 20:14:

Please tell me where I may find this system and when it is not guarded. No particular reason. 😉

Regarding stutters: Is DMA enabled on the drives?

Haha not telling, with regards to DMA it is on.

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Joseph_Joestar wrote on 2021-10-21, 20:19:

Win98 will behave oddly with more than 512 MB RAM unless you use a third-party patch.

That might explain some of the stutter you're experiencing.

I have that Rudolph PATCHMEM activated.

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mrzmaster wrote on 2021-10-21, 20:23:

Great build! I absolutely love those older Lian Li cases. I'm working on a P3 build in a silver PC-60.

Yep awesome cases, something was lost with cases now.