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Reply 1421 of 1685, by appiah4

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Since it finally has a proper backplate, re-posting my K6-2 Voodoo/SLI system.

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The case was repurposed from a P4. It badly needs a retrobright, and I will get to it come summer. Otherwise, I thought it looked enough like the K6-2 cases of Presarios and Aptivas and whatnot that had doors on the front.. Fitting case? Bad idea? You tell me Vogons 😀

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Reply 1425 of 1685, by Gered

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Very nice! What model Thinkpad is it? (can't make out any model number in the picture)

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P233 MMX/64MB/Voodoo2/Matrox/YMF719/GUS CD3
Duron 800/256MB/Savage4 Pro/SBLive (IN PROGRESS)
Toshiba 430CDT

Reply 1426 of 1685, by bjt

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It's a 370C with a Dock I. DX4/75 with 20MB, Colour TFT, CF hard disk, SB16 in the dock with a SCSI CDROM.

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Reply 1428 of 1685, by Anaxagoras

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bjt wrote:
Away on holiday for New Year, brought my (trans)portable retro gaming rig. […]
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Away on holiday for New Year, brought my (trans)portable retro gaming rig.

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Yeah! A great RetroStation!

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Reply 1429 of 1685, by meljor

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I don't see Skeletor?

asus tx97-e, 233mmx, voodoo1, s3 virge ,sb16
asus p5a, k6-3+ @ 550mhz, voodoo2 12mb sli, gf2 gts, awe32
asus p3b-f, p3-700, voodoo3 3500TV agp, awe64
asus tusl2-c, p3-S 1,4ghz, voodoo5 5500, live!
asus a7n8x DL, barton cpu, 6800ultra, Voodoo3 pci, audigy1

Reply 1430 of 1685, by SpectriaForce

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bjt wrote:

Away on holiday for New Year, brought my (trans)portable retro gaming rig.

That's a lovely notebook 😊

I own a new (or almost new) TP 380E, only needs a new clock and backup battery. It has a DSTN screen, but I have a couple Toshiba's that are more suitable for gaming. My plan is to restore all my laptops to fully working condition this year.

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Reply 1433 of 1685, by StrangeD0s

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Well, hello there!

This is my first real post in this forum, although I have been a reader for a while. Today I finished my first retro rig! Most parts I got cheap on eBay, some I had l lying around.

ASRock P4-478 Combo Motherboard
Intel Pentium IV
1GB DDR 400 RAM
Mitsumi 1.44 Floppy Drive
Gotek USB Floppy Emulator
4 GB SD card in SD to IDE converter for the OS
150 GB Seagate IDE HDD
TEAC DVD Drive
LG DVD Recorder
ATI Radeon 9200
Creative Sound Blaster Live!
Windows 98 SE

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I would have gone with a Pentium III but I just got this motherboard together with the processor dirt cheap.
Unfortunately the PSU fan speeds up and gets very loud as soon as I start 3D hardware accelerated games like Jedi Knight or Unreal Gold (the only two I tested so far actually). I wouldn't have thought that the PSU would get under that much load with this setup. This is really annoying. Any tips? Will a better PSU resolve the issue?

Otherwise I'm quite happy and I especially like how the case looks. I'm not that happy with the SD to IDE converter just dangling there. But so far I haven't found a good way to secure it. Maybe I'll switch it for one of those CF-IDE brackets.

Reply 1434 of 1685, by PcBytes

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1. You have two bad caps near the CPU socket
2. Where's the heatsink?

Main: Xeon X5450, 8GB RAM DDR2, DFI Lanparty DK P45-T2RS
Wolfram: C2D E6750, 2GB DDR2, ASUS P5K-SE/EPU
R.A.I.D: Pentium 4 2.8GHz, 2GB DDR400, ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe
Totem: Pentium S 166MHz, 128MB RAM, Totem TM-586TX4
Voodoo: AMD K6-2 500MHz, 128MB RAM, LuckyStar 5MVP3

Reply 1435 of 1685, by SW-SSG

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PcBytes wrote:

2. Where's the heatsink?

I thought this too at first, but it turns out that motherboard has a really weird layout; there is an Intel s478 stock cooler hiding underneath that snarl of cables just behind the FDD.

Really, with that in mind, it's not surprising at all the PSU fan apparently gets loud at load, even considering that OP didn't tell us which P4 they're using. I don't see any case fans in there, either, so naturally it's up to the PSU fan to exhaust all that Netburst heat.

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Reply 1436 of 1685, by StrangeD0s

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PcBytes wrote:

1. You have two bad caps near the CPU socket
2. Where's the heatsink?

Wow, how can you tell they are bad from this blurry photo? But you are right. I just took a closer look and their end caps look a bit bulgy. And those two are not the only ones 😢

The heat sink is on the right. This is one of those weird double socket boards and my processor is in the right socket. The left one is empty.

Reply 1437 of 1685, by PcBytes

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StrangeD0s wrote:

Wow, how can you tell they are bad from this blurry photo?

Simple, I can notice the different reflection on those two as opposed to all other caps.

ASRock boards from that era tend to develop bad caps quite a lot.

Main: Xeon X5450, 8GB RAM DDR2, DFI Lanparty DK P45-T2RS
Wolfram: C2D E6750, 2GB DDR2, ASUS P5K-SE/EPU
R.A.I.D: Pentium 4 2.8GHz, 2GB DDR400, ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe
Totem: Pentium S 166MHz, 128MB RAM, Totem TM-586TX4
Voodoo: AMD K6-2 500MHz, 128MB RAM, LuckyStar 5MVP3

Reply 1438 of 1685, by StrangeD0s

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SW-SSG wrote:

Really, with that in mind, it's not surprising at all the PSU fan apparently gets loud at load, even considering that OP didn't tell us which P4 they're using. I don't see any case fans in there, either, so naturally it's up to the PSU fan to exhaust all that Netburst heat.

The CPU is an Intel Pentium 4 3.00GHz. Yes, adding some fans seems like a good idea 🤣 . I just tested the same games with the case open, thus letting more cool air get to the parts. This brought some relief already.

Reply 1439 of 1685, by StrangeD0s

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PcBytes wrote:
StrangeD0s wrote:

Wow, how can you tell they are bad from this blurry photo?

Simple, I can notice the different reflection on those two as opposed to all other caps.

ASRock boards from that era tend to develop bad caps quite a lot.

So... is it worth to change the caps or better just through the whole board out? I am quite handy with a soldering iron.