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by jsc1973
Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Anyone try K6II-233 on Windows 8, yet?
Replies: 10
Views: 8325

Re: Anyone try K6II-233 on Windows 8, yet?

Nothing wrong with Windows 7, except that its hardware requirements are way higher than XP's were. Desktop Windows 8 was just a badly thought-out idea. Windows 8 on tablets and phones works great, but the Metro UI is nothing with a PITA on a desktop. I've actually got 7 on my desktop and Windows Pho...
by jsc1973
Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Anyone try K6II-233 on Windows 8, yet?
Replies: 10
Views: 8325

Re: Anyone try K6II-233 on Windows 8, yet?

It's impossible on a K6-x, because it lacks both NX and any form of SSE, let alone SSE2. Same for Athlon XP, because of no SSE2. Someone did figure out a way to trick the installer so that it would install and run on a Pentium 4 without NX: I found a (bad) solution for the NX restriction: After you ...
by jsc1973
Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Anyone try K6II-233 on Windows 8, yet?
Replies: 10
Views: 8325

I haven't tried an FX-8350 on Windows 8 yet. Still prefer to run Windows 7.

If I had a K6-233, I'd run Puppy Linux on it.
by jsc1973
Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Anyone try Windows 7 on Socket 7 yet?
Replies: 13
Views: 8312

I don't know the specifics, but I do know that the NT 6.x versions of Windows (Windows Vista, 7, and 8) handle RAM differently than the 5x versions (2000, XP, XP x64, and Server '03) and it manifests itself in older hardware and even some older software. A lot of Socket 7 hardware had the >512MB pro...
by jsc1973
Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:15 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: PCIe Video Card on PCI only motherboards? Maybe?
Replies: 2
Views: 3075

You could probably do it, although I would anticipate possible driver issues due to the PCIe card having to communicate through the bridge chip, and there would probably be severe bottlenecking if you actually got a modern PCIe graphics card to work and tried to force it to run on standard PCI. I re...
by jsc1973
Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Saying HI
Replies: 2
Views: 4194

Hello to both of you. People pop in and out of here these days, but this is still a great resource for old K6-class hardware. Feel free to ask any question you might have, and eventually one of the old-timers here will pop in and try to help! :D
by jsc1973
Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Bad Time To Be Buying HDDs
Replies: 5
Views: 5388

I haven't heard of a rash of problems like that. Did you get all of those drives from the same vendor? I wonder if they didn't get a shipment of bad drives from the factory that was never meant to be sent out, and now they're reselling them. It wouldn't make any sense for WD to knowingly ship out do...
by jsc1973
Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: New Machine based on HP case
Replies: 13
Views: 26603

The ATX specification was actually issued by Intel in the early 1990s in response to problems with the older AT motherboard layout. At the time, heat dissipation on the CPU wasn't a major issue. I don't think Intel ever expected the ATX spec to survive to 2011; heck, they didn't expect x86 to surviv...
by jsc1973
Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:28 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: IPC Powernote G795 with K6-3+?!
Replies: 5
Views: 6390

Any luck with this? I know when Jan Steunebrink was doing those custom BIOSes, he often removed the artificial BIOS limitations on hard disk sizes at the same time he added K6-2+ and K6-III+ to the CPU tables. There's no reason that machine can't support a drive of up to 137 GB, if it can support on...
by jsc1973
Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Socket 7 into 2011
Replies: 47
Views: 29260

It seems like AMD didn't make good choices back then; to be expected considering they had K7 architecture already. I wonder: if AMD bothered to add the new 3D Now! instructions to the plus series why didn't they bother to complete i686 compatiblity? The reason they didn't do that is because AMD did...
by jsc1973
Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Socket 7 into 2011
Replies: 47
Views: 29260

Windows 2000 also has this nasty habit of getting hacked into, if you try to go online with it and you're not behind a firewall. It hasn't been supported for a year now, and there aren't any more security updates for it. I hate it, because it is better than XP on older machines. It's basically XP wi...
by jsc1973
Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: New guy here, Having an issue with his K6-2+
Replies: 4
Views: 5292

The CMOV issue is starting to be a problem. Last night, I tried to boot Jolicloud on a K6-III+ equipped laptop, after reading their own specs that it should run on any laptop that is 10 years old or less. Unfortunately, the kernel it uses requires this instruction. About the only things that seem to...
by jsc1973
Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Socket 7 into 2011
Replies: 47
Views: 29260

The "extended support" thing only means that Microsoft will no longer backport new features and software to Windows XP. For example, they don't support new versions of DirectX or Internet Explorer on it. But they do continue to fix security problems and other issues on the existing codebase, and wil...
by jsc1973
Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Pentium 266 Tillamook on MVP3 board?
Replies: 15
Views: 15245

I saw that on Vogons, too. I'd like to see what a properly cached Tillamook could have done at 400 MHz. That's probably about the spot where it would max out in performance without suffering the effects of an L2 bottleneck, like the K6-2 does.
by jsc1973
Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Software & Tweaking
Topic: 256 MB RAM, K6-3+ @ 550Mhz, Windows 2000 system cache
Replies: 8
Views: 6296

I'm able to surf fairly well in FF3 on the K6-III+ 400 laptop in my sig, with 288 megs of RAM. I need to try FF4 and see if that works any better or worse. That laptop never ceases to surprise me since I found out that you could exceed the "official" RAM limit of 160 MB and it would work. It's faste...