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by dominicx
Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Anyone try K6II-233 on Windows 8, yet?
Replies: 10
Views: 8323

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

Windows 8 betas (up to the Preview version if I remember correctly) run quite well on an Athlon XP system. I guess if they don't check for SSE2 or NX, they should also run on a K-6 system...
I have a K6-III+ 550 MHz with 786 MB of RAM (not assembled at the moment), maybe I'll give it a try one day...
by dominicx
Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:06 am
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: So, what's the fastest platfom that still uses SDR SDRAM?
Replies: 19
Views: 12742

I wouldn't go for P4 in case of SDRAM memory, since NetBurst architecture depends highly on memory bandwidth and SDRAM here would be a huge drawback. I seriously doubt that 3.06GHz P4 could compete with ~2500MHz real clock Barton, especially equipped with SDRAM memory. AthlonXP has much different me...
by dominicx
Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Problems with using GeForce drivers version 6x.xx and up
Replies: 19
Views: 35670

DirectX does not contain OpenGL. It has D3D, but also many other components that are indeed needed by games that run in OpenGL mode (OpenGL only for graphics, sound and input still depends on DirectX). That is why you see DirectX along with the OpenGL games. The drivers for graphic cards contain bot...
by dominicx
Sat Dec 01, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: socket7 new controller card: sata-II / usb / firewire / lan
Replies: 13
Views: 4580

DonPedro, I hope you noticed ExSys EX-3403 has no RAID function? Of course it's meaningless for MVP3, but card seems nice, you could probably use it in other systems as well. In your opinion, what is the highest sound card I could put into my MVP3 board that wouldn't degrade the performance? Yeah, 7...
by dominicx
Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Problems with using GeForce drivers version 6x.xx and up
Replies: 19
Views: 35670

It looks like a wrong DirectX driver optimalization then. If it's impossible to run these card on neither MVP3, AladdinV, nor SIS 530 boards, it must be a problem with compatibilty between the driver and AMD K6-2/III(+). Maybe nVidia doesn't keep the special 3DNow! optimalization for K6 systems anym...
by dominicx
Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: socket7 new controller card: sata-II / usb / firewire / lan
Replies: 13
Views: 4580

Well, I did some research recently, as I'm building a maxed-out K6 system by myself, so that is what I found out: Personally I would avoid putting all-in-one card of this kind. All the controllers on the card are Bus Masters anyway, so it is much safer and flexible (but more expensive) to put separa...
by dominicx
Sun Nov 25, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: So, what's the fastest platfom that still uses SDR SDRAM?
Replies: 19
Views: 12742

There are some Via KT266A boards that have both 3.3V SDRAM and 2.5V DDR slots and they are the fastest SDRAM-driven boards ever built (faster than SIS 735 boards). I bought one for my sister to use the PC133 memory from the Celeron 500 MHz system - it was the MSI KT2 Combo: http://global.msi.com.tw/...
by dominicx
Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Problems with using GeForce drivers version 6x.xx and up
Replies: 19
Views: 35670

Hmmm, I'm a little bit confused. You concluded that no GeForce card can work on a K6-based system with 6x.00 or above drivers, but you presented in your 'Video card shootout' thread some results that you obtained for GeForce 2/2 MX using 71.84/82.16 drivers. How come? Anyway, I suspect that it's the...
by dominicx
Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CHECK NOW EBAY ITEM 230186875264 !!!
Replies: 24
Views: 15488

:shock: 50 EUR for one CPU is a real rip-off!
But if you have one tested (and it's stable!) at 6x112MHz @2.0V (or 2.2V tops), please let me know, I would be ready to pay for it this amount of money. What about a shipment to Belgium?
by dominicx
Sun Oct 14, 2007 6:29 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: GeForce 7900GS AGP 3.3V compatible?
Replies: 2
Views: 4789

GeForce 7900GS AGP 3.3V compatible?

I found out that the highest graphic card available for 3.3V AGP connector is Galaxy GeForce 7900GS AGP: http://www.gfe.com.hk/Product_Details.asp?id=137&class1=2&class2= Better pictures: http://www.SPAM.html Of course it's expensive and there's no way to use its potential on Socket 7 system, but wo...