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by xroyal1
Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: My K6-III+ 550Mhz Machine (Holder of 1st Place for Mhz)
Replies: 7
Views: 4566

I'm prejudiced, but I'd keep it as a backup if you don't have one. Agree you'll probably do better parting it out, but Ebay's Completed Auctions indicate Socket 7 gear going for Very little. A fine Epox MB like mine recently sold for 99 cents, hence, I'm keeping it. Besides being a fine net backup, ...
by xroyal1
Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:51 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: My Beloved K6 III 450+ and Epox rig For Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 6112

Socket A is fine for me now too. I picked up a 1800 DLT3C 1.5v tbred B on Ebay for peanuts, and it's doing fine at 2255 @1.60v ATM. I modded a little mini tower to accomodate a Biostar M7NCG 400 matx MB. Rig is small, fast and Quiet (not pure silent darnit). I'm sure the chip will go higher, but I'm...
by xroyal1
Thu Jan 19, 2006 11:55 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: My Beloved K6 III 450+ and Epox rig For Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 6112

I hear ya. Bet you're running a X2 at 5ghz just for for kicks. :lol:

Say, I'm having fun following the Volvo Ocean race, with the yachts due in Melbourne soon. Southern Ocean a tough rascal. :roll:
by xroyal1
Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: My Beloved K6 III 450+ and Epox rig For Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 6112

Thanks taz!

Having a K6 III running well is sort of like having a classic 1939 Ford. Won't touch the muscle cars, but does the job just fine. :D
by xroyal1
Fri Jan 13, 2006 12:25 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: My Beloved K6 III 450+ and Epox rig For Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 6112

K6 III back up, and humming beautifully. Really glad I saw the light! :D
by xroyal1
Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:59 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: My Beloved K6 III 450+ and Epox rig For Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 6112

Not altogether. I had built my Epox SS7 mostly for fun and as a backup to my XP rig. I had a Chaintech 7NIL1 nf2 400 matx and a Duron 1600 doing nothing and decided to make that my backup because it was quicker and seemed to support my digital camera better. Then my primary rig began doing a better ...
by xroyal1
Wed Jun 29, 2005 10:04 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: The VERY best mobo for my k6+
Replies: 17
Views: 11762

Epox MVP3G2! A battle tested winner.
by xroyal1
Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:18 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: MVP Vs. ALi chipset 3-way shoot-out
Replies: 27
Views: 11993

The "Guest" was me who dumped this cookie by mistake.

Expect it's chilly downunder about now. 8)
by xroyal1
Mon Jun 20, 2005 10:47 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: MVP Vs. ALi chipset 3-way shoot-out
Replies: 27
Views: 11993

taz, thanks. This little K6 III 450+ I picked up for $30 never ceases to amaze me relative to how many basic tasks one can achieve. Coupled with my Epox with the latest bios options, it's a hummer. Having it cooled with an 80x80 + Rain, t'is cool and very quiet. :) My 2400 Barton mobile overclocked ...
by xroyal1
Sat Jun 18, 2005 9:50 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: MVP Vs. ALi chipset 3-way shoot-out
Replies: 27
Views: 11993

FYI: cleaned out a big load of files, defragged, cleaned registry and ran benches again. Sandra mem bandwidth and multi media scores slightly lower, arithmetic the same.
by xroyal1
Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:22 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: MVP Vs. ALi chipset 3-way shoot-out
Replies: 27
Views: 11993

I've got the MVP3G2, and just ran CPUMark99 for fun = 59.4. Swell Epox version chipset. Recall when I had the FIC 503+ Epox was always scoring higher. Not having cleaned my cache or defragged in some time, I just got the following in Sandra: mem bandwidth - 222/220 arithmetic - 1291/667 m media - 31...
by xroyal1
Thu Mar 24, 2005 9:12 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Compatibility list updated...
Replies: 2
Views: 2737

His patch for the eMachine Trigem Delhi3 MB works fine. Super easy update.
by xroyal1
Sat Mar 19, 2005 8:10 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: k6-III+ vs k6-2+
Replies: 23
Views: 11905

One person I read about uses Rain along w/XP in a notebook, and says it helps. Those temps aren't great, but not awful either. If she's not getting instability, maybe do nothing. If she is, try Rain, and if not enough, I'd try another cooler for that tropical weather in Toronto. Better case exhaust ...
by xroyal1
Fri Mar 18, 2005 11:29 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: k6-III+ vs k6-2+
Replies: 23
Views: 11905

A lot of variables. First Q is, what is the room temp? What is the cpu temp now? Maybe it's ok now.