-<[({My Old PC})]>- Retro AMD Athlon XP 2600+ RIG

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-<[({My Old PC})]>- Retro AMD Athlon XP 2600+ RIG

Postby RetroPC_King » 2019-11-07 @ 05:31

Hello Vogons! Today I will present my old PC, a retro rig now. I have some pictures.
Specifications:
-AMD Athlon XP 2600+ Barton 1.917 GHz with AMD Stock Cooler (no overclock, stock voltage) (used Arctic MX-4 as thermal paste)
-ASUS A7V600-X motherboard (VIA KT600 northbridge + VIA VT8237 southbridge, essentially VIA KT600 chipset) with stock Revision 1002 BIOS
-Some generic grey case with blue vertical LEDs (maybe Delux but I am not sure) with front USB and Audio ports)
-400W Powerlink LPJ2 PSU
-Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 1 + Mandrake Linux 10.0 Community Dual-Boot
-512MB Kingmax SuperRAM DDR400 at CL2.5-3-3-7 (red PCB)
-Palit NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X 64MB video card with VGA, S-Video and RCA TV-out
-Leadtek WinFast TV2000XP Deluxe TV Tuner with Conexant BT878 chipset on PCI slot 3
-Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 8 40GB ATA133 Hard Drive
-ASUS DVD-E616P1 16x DVD-ROM Drive
-LG DVD-ROM/CD-RW 16x DVD, 52x32x52x CD-RW combo drive
-Alps 3.5 inch white bezel floppy drive
-ViPowER Super Rack with Fujitsu 1.7GB ATA33 drive
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Cool at night! It looks so cool!
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Re: -<[({My Old PC})]>- Retro AMD Athlon XP 2600+ RIG

Postby RetroPC_King » 2019-11-10 @ 19:10

Hello! Anyoen read this? Please post a message about advice and opinions.
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Re: -<[({My Old PC})]>- Retro AMD Athlon XP 2600+ RIG

Postby RoyBatty » 2019-11-13 @ 07:32

Post some benchmarks.
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Re: -<[({My Old PC})]>- Retro AMD Athlon XP 2600+ RIG

Postby chinny22 » 2019-11-13 @ 10:14

Always nice to find a use for your old daily driver.
I'd add a creative sound card. EAX is one of XP's big selling points, SBLive! upto the PCI X-Fi's will work in XP
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Re: -<[({My Old PC})]>- Retro AMD Athlon XP 2600+ RIG

Postby RetroPC_King » 2019-11-14 @ 04:17

RoyBatty: What benchmarks to run on it? Any advice?
Chinny22: I have a Sound Blaster Audigy PCI in a box. Maybe worth to put in there? Because I use onboard sound, and the SoundMax is good however.
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Re: -<[({My Old PC})]>- Retro AMD Athlon XP 2600+ RIG

Postby chinny22 » 2019-11-15 @ 11:42

The Audigy would be a very good card for a XP build.

Quality may/may not change but If any of your games support EAX 4 or earlier you'll get more realistic sound.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environme ... Extensions
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Re: -<[({My Old PC})]>- Retro AMD Athlon XP 2600+ RIG

Postby RetroPC_King » 2019-11-18 @ 04:29

I have an Sound Blaster Audigy SB0230 PCI. It is good? What Audigy is this from the part number (SB0230)?
I wasn't sure that had EAX 3. It is true?
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Re: -<[({My Old PC})]>- Retro AMD Athlon XP 2600+ RIG

Postby chinny22 » 2019-11-19 @ 11:55

Looks like the SB0230 is a OEM version, That doesn't matter it can still do EAX3.
You just need the drivers from here rather then the generic ones
viewtopic.php?f=62&t=66172

Most important is the Audigy chip if it has EMU10K2 written on it then EAX will be done in hardware.
If it has CA0106 then EAX will be in software, but as you already own it I would still use it rather then going out and spending more money.
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Re: -<[({My Old PC})]>- Retro AMD Athlon XP 2600+ RIG

Postby RetroPC_King » 2019-11-21 @ 05:18

Update: Replaced the Powerlink PSU with a Premier LC-B400ATX PSU. It is OK.
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