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Old 7th April 2014, 3:52 PM   #151
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If it can't be resurrected, I'll take the CPU.

They're quite slow, but I have a thing for CPUs that aren't Intel or AMD.
No problem, ill hopefully know in a couple of weeks how the resurrection.
I too am quite fond of cyrix/ibm/via processors. My first Cyrix was a 486 DX2-80 with the glorious green heatsink. It outperformed my friends Intel DX4-100 and made me a very happy man.
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Old 7th April 2014, 9:29 PM   #152
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Got a few Pentium 4 CPUs (get them while they are still cheap) from Germany and doing some cleaning / housekeeping of my computer room. A few boxes (with motherboards) will go to the bedroom and make room for more storage boxes for cards
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Old 7th April 2014, 10:16 PM   #153
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What p4 you going for??
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Old 7th April 2014, 10:28 PM   #154
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What p4 you going for??
I'm working on a massive Voodoo 2 (SLI) CPU scaling project.

Slot 1, Socket 370 and Socket 478. For the Socket 478 I will have CPUs ranging from 1.6 GHz to 3.2 GHz

Socket 370 will cover a few 133 MHz Coppermines + Tualatin and good old Slot 1 will feature a few 100 MHz and Coppermines and also some slower Pentium II chips.

It will take me weeks because I will test all resolutions and with and without SLI with a range of DirectX, Glide and MiniGL games.

But once it's done: 1 step closer to immortality
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Old 8th April 2014, 7:02 AM   #155
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I'm working on a massive Voodoo 2 (SLI) CPU scaling project.
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But once it's done: 1 step closer to immortality
M8 your " fully sick level " jumped a few notches.

Those Voodoo cards, bloody expensive when I look ebay all the time.
+ Not sure which one is the safe bet.



My $8 precious, I hope will be here today.
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Old 8th April 2014, 8:00 AM   #156
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8800GT? Legend of a card

With the Voodoo 2, Diamond Monster 3D II IMO is THE Voodoo 2 card.
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Old 8th April 2014, 8:13 AM   #157
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M8 your " fully sick level " jumped a few notches.

Those Voodoo cards, bloody expensive when I look ebay all the time.
+ Not sure which one is the safe bet.

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My $8 precious, I hope will be here today.
I'll trade you my Voodoo 2's for a V1000. lol

Nah but seriously, after I've played around with them for a while I'll probably end up moving them on. There fun to play around with as it's a setup I could never afford at the time to buy, but that's the only real attraction for me.

Would love to get some 486 or Socket 7 gear *hint* *hint*.

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For the Socket 478 I will have CPUs ranging from 1.6 GHz to 3.2 GHz
Are you after anymore 478 gear? I've got one 478 motherboard (Foxconn SIS board) and six CPU's (I don't know how that worked out lol). One Celeron D, a few Celeron's of various speeds and one Pentium 4.

Edit: Just found another motherboard (Foxconn 865 Chipset) and a Pentium 3.2Ghz. I seem to be raining 478 gear today. I'm rich! lol
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Would love to get some 486 or Socket 7 gear *hint* *hint*.
I've got a Soyo Socket 7 motherboard with a Pentium 166 and at least 32 MB of RAM.

Think it's this one: http://th99.bl4ckb0x.de/m/S-T/33817.htm

I'm not doing anything with it at the moment, so if you're interested in a trade, let me know.

Postage might be a pain though.
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8800GT? Legend of a card

With the Voodoo 2, Diamond Monster 3D II IMO is THE Voodoo 2 card.
Legend indeed, I loved my 8800GT, trumped the 6800GT it replaced

My SLI rig is based on 2 8MB Monsters II's

Still haven't found that 12MB Monster II I hope I didn't crack the sads and throw it out...
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I've got a Soyo Socket 7 motherboard with a Pentium 166 and at least 32 MB of RAM.

Think it's this one: http://th99.bl4ckb0x.de/m/S-T/33817.htm

I'm not doing anything with it at the moment, so if you're interested in a trade, let me know.

Postage might be a pain though.
Hmmm, interesting. I do have a preference to find a 486 first but I do like the look of that board. I'll have to have a little think about it.

I've had this idea for a while of creating an "Ultima PC". Basically a PC which will be able to run every Ultima game right through to Ultima 8 and I've always pictured it as a 486 as it fit the age perfectly. The Socket 7 was going to be a throw back to my first experience with 3D gaming in which the V1000 would of come in nicely.

No spare 486 stuff?
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I've almost lost interest in my 486 gear (fake cache mobo, 486DX4/100 and quite a few VLB controllers and VGA cards) might go for a trade, drop me a PM if interested.
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I've had this idea for a while of creating an "Ultima PC". Basically a PC which will be able to run every Ultima game right through to Ultima 8 and I've always pictured it as a 486 as it fit the age perfectly.
Did someone say Ultima???

486 is always cool but A LOT of work. Easier to work with is a Socket 7 Pentium MMX. Disable L1 cache and you have a 486DX2, also disable L2 cache and you have a 386DX. Plus PS/2, ATX form factor, ATX PSU, SDRAM, Y2K BIOS, LBA support and many other advantages.










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8800GT? Legend of a card

With the Voodoo 2, Diamond Monster 3D II IMO is THE Voodoo 2 card.
Link me that card please, I'm on the hunt for one.

Got the 8800gt. Yay. But.......................

It's not like that pic, I need bust out the super buffer to polish this turd.
Not Yay. Surface of the gt is less than optimal. + a few other things.
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Link me that card please, I'm on the hunt for one.
There is a seller on eBay who sells a ton of Voodoo cards for around $40 bucks from Russia. I ordered a few, so I would wait and see if it all checks out. He wanted to avoid paying PayPal fees and not going through the eBay process, but I insisted because otherwise you aren't protected.

I will use these cards for my Voodoo 2 benchmarking project

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Would love to get some 486 or Socket 7 gear *hint* *hint*.
Yes my friend I have both 486 & socket 7

Buubox & adz get in line, I'm first cab on the rank.

I have this Dell machine, very solid. Just needs fit the optical to it.
+ guys need help me upgrade the ram on it. Novice on this stuff.

http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...116908&page=11

I figure you guys here are more serious collection stuff, so don't want this machine tossed to e-waste later.

Have a few of those Baby AT cases with Chicony type boards. All complete.
Or can send a setup without a case. Or board/cpu etc

Building a Old School 775 gaming machine atm. This is a giveaway machine.
So trade for bits I need for this beast.

Other news, got one of these in the post. Super peeerty this one.



Very interest in these games Mau1wurf1977, how I get onto them??
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