Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by power, Feb 20, 2011.
I doubt the desk thinks so.
Found my fetish. What model board?
bought a new mobo... lol not new i guess...
lol.. abit has done the runner, lucky ive tracked drivers down online. and yes, couple of caps need replacing, thats okay, i can do that)
Anyone spot the main prize in there? universal AGP.. so will do both 1.5 v and 3.3v
plus has that uber snazzy blue oem propeller..
I have a soft spot for Athlon and Athlon XP systems. AMD was kicking all kinds of butt back then, and Intel had the pentium 4 ....
My soft spot for AMD started a little earlier with the K6-2 then continued with the Athlon then Athlon XP (which was my last AMD system). Loved the Athlon Slot A era the most, was just something cool about the cartridge design both AMD and Intel were doing at the time not to mention AMD beat Intel to the 1GHz milestone for the ultimate bragging rights. And who could forget the CPU lottery where you could end up with a CPU which was actually rated 50-100MHz higher than it was sold as AMD were getting such great yields at the time.
for me it was the K6-3 , and then ofcourse like you with the althlon XP/MP/opteron stuff that came after that.
I had a voodoo 3 2000 agp card that matched my K6-3 450 perfectly.. that 3d-now stuff actually was pretty good. I remember that was around 1999-2000 change over, while people were waiting for planes and the stock exchange to fall out of the sky.
66km round trip to pick up:
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Serial no. of which equates to:
Neat What are your plans for it?
Noice, I've got about 5 of those puppies, bought them new and used them a lot during the years, retired them about 10 years ago, though the fastest one is now doing duty as my win7 garage laptop with inpa and other stuff installed. They are awesome.. congrats..
I have the whole ABIT FTP from just before they shut it down if you need anything.
Damn, I ditched 3 of these recently, 1 wasn't working and one wouldn't charge....
Yes 3DNow! made a big difference with my system. I was upgrading from a Pentium 200 MMX which had a Creative Encore DVD Decoder kit and even though the K6-2 350 had a lot more grunt I still couldn't completely do away with the hardware decoder as it still lagged a little bit when playing movies. That all changed however once PowerDVD got updated to add 3DNow! support and I could finally do away with the hardware decoder and the crappy pass through cable!
just bought a PS2 and a phat PS3 with a bunch of games and 2 spanking dual shock 3 controllers. payed 120 bucks.. not as cheap as some of you guys score em, but hopefully in good nick.
Was intended to be a Mac learning exercise
HDD-->SSD, 1GB RAM-->Max
It actually recognized the 4GB RAM I put in, but then I read >3GB is wasted so I'll reduce it to 3GB
And it didn't recognize a 120GB Patriot Blast that I intended to use, so I'll swap SSDs around hoping to find one it does like
Wasn't impressed with feel of the SSD going in, nor the RAM for that matter - not being able to see connectors isn't very reassuring, so it got disassembled for clean and observation
YouTube video makes it looks so easy - I reckon they must free up stuff prior to recording
Their keyboard just lifted out smoothly - I had to spend hours using a guitar pick to lift the edges of mine until it came free
And I actually have a factory Snow Leopard DVD from my last dabble in the Mac world - ironically the MacBook didn't seem to like that one (sinking feeling), but then worked OK with a burnt Verbatim originally copied from the factory one
Assuming I can get Snow Leopard running on a SSD, then update to Lion which I believe is latest compatible, hoping to get Trim support
I'd leave these on Snowy, lion sucks hard on them. Theres a proggy called trim enabler or something original like that, works a treat. Great little work horses.
I just picked up the phat PS2.. it's imaculate. Only one mystery is that it's possibly been opened up.
Really nice bit o kit this one. Came with a mem card and proper Sony controller which is also really nice.
Will see how it runs. Will prob free mcboot it, unless it has something else installed in it already.. will see when I boot it up.
SCPH-3XXXX can be a bit noisy and the fan in SCPH-5XXXX is quieter but depends how sensitive to console noise you are whether it will bother you or not. I think this + the PS3 and a pair of new dual shock 3's is a fine deal for $120.
If you FMCB it and run OPL with a USB drive and anything you want to play runs fine then roll with that. Dropping ISOs onto USB is way easier. If anything you want to play requires more bandwidth than USB 1.1 I recommend getting a gamestar sata hdd adapter for it.
Thx WuZ, I turned it on to check the drive, it's very quiet, I also peered inside through the rear fan assembly, it's soo clean it's scary.. no dust, no nothing, not even the slightest traces of it on the fan..
(My other one that I am using has a family of dust bunnies renting inside)
I'll have a carefull listen for the fan, I'll probably get time to muck about with it on Monday a bit. (Hannover today)
Here are the games that came with it, no outstanders for me, but I have to admit, the cases and discs/manuals etc are in new condition. It's nice to see that this bloke looked after his stuff.
I've got one kicking around in a cupboard that I've had for a while. I have been planning on getting the HDD addon. It's a shame the new clones don't come with ethernet as that would make loading games easier.
Woo, this might be easier.
More games came today. Thanks to a forum member
Will need to find time to play them a bit and seal em up in plastic