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by jsc1973
Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 52
Views: 46838

stevenaaus wrote:Yah... but Tnt2 was almost equivalent to the Voodoo2 in 3D anyway.
As it should have been, considering it was a generation ahead of the Voodoo2. TNT2 competed with the Voodoo3. That was the product where the market finally caught up with 3dfx.
by jsc1973
Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Acer AL1916W LCD powerboard capacitor re-population
Replies: 5
Views: 9109

Nothing wrong with that. I still have a 21" CRT as the display on my main computer. And an even more Jurassic IBM Model M keyboard.

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by jsc1973
Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: no 133mhz bus on PCCHips M598 sis530 version 5 no onboard
Replies: 4
Views: 6363

No doing it the easy way for you...Hmmmmmm? :twisted: Okay, there is a labour intensive method of altering your clock settings to achieve higher than 100Mhz FSB, ultimately it involves swapping out your PLL reference crystal (see picture below) and installing a slightly higher rated component, I've...
by jsc1973
Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Pentium 266 Tillamook on MVP3 board?
Replies: 15
Views: 17019

There came a point where Intel got tired of people using their motherboards and chipsets to run Cyrix and AMD processors, and they started making them refuse to boot with anything other than a CPU that was specifically listed in the BIOS processor table. Prior to that, an unrecognized CPU would usua...
by jsc1973
Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: can a K6 take 0.7 volts extra?
Replies: 8
Views: 8123

The biggest overclock I ever heard of with one of these chips was 744 MHz, using the 124 MHz bus speed and a multiplier of 6 on an FIC VA-503+. They had to pull the cover off the K6-III+ and put the heatsink directly on the CPU core, ala the Athlon XP. I think it also involved the use of watercoolin...
by jsc1973
Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:27 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: can a K6 take 0.7 volts extra?
Replies: 8
Views: 8123

I've never heard of a processor socket melting unless the CPU fan failed, and even then, never on a K6-2. I wouldn't think a CPU running at 2.9v on a .25 micron process could get that hot with any kind of decent cooling. AMD once made a K6 processor that ran at 3.2v on a .35 process, the K6-233. It ...
by jsc1973
Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: can a K6 take 0.7 volts extra?
Replies: 8
Views: 8123

If that CPU is really a K6-2+, then it won't be rated at more then 2.0v stock. What you have is likely an ordinary K6-2 500 CPU of a later stepping, which were rated at 2.2v. Even for a 2.2v CPU, running at 2.9v is a big risk. You will definitely reduce the life of that processor, operating that far...
by jsc1973
Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: fastest super socket 7 mainboard?
Replies: 36
Views: 27199

so my question directed at JSC 1973 is : Could you use 2 512 Meg sticks in an FIC VA_503+ ? (Only two SDRAM slots here). I never saw this question when you posted it a few months back. I have no idea if two 512MB sticks would work in a 503 or not. I do know a single RAM stick of that capacity will ...
by jsc1973
Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:43 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: K6-2+ 550 on a Iwill XA100 Plus ? Is it possible?
Replies: 14
Views: 12538

I hate that the link is dead, but you probably will do better with the AOpen board anyway. I always prefer to use hardware that comes from someone who is still in business and at least offering legacy support. Someone needs to gather all of these K6-plus related downloads and maintain a repository, ...
by jsc1973
Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: K6-2+ 550 on a Iwill XA100 Plus ? Is it possible?
Replies: 14
Views: 12538

You just need a BIOS update. The K6-plus CPUs are listed as compatible with that board on Jan Steunebrink's site: http://web.inter.nl.net/hcc/J.Steunebri ... s.htm#bios

You will need the 32211A bios revision, 10/27/1999, which you can download off that site.
by jsc1973
Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Can someone please run SPEEDSYS in Dos mode without L1 Cache
Replies: 2
Views: 4015

I'll see if I can get it to work this evening, but I can tell you from experience many years ago that if you disable the L1 cache on any CPU, it's going to function like an overclocked 386 starved for data. Not pretty...and useless for anything other than running in real mode.
by jsc1973
Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: K6-II 550Mhz vs. K6-III 400Mhz
Replies: 5
Views: 5308

You might get a little better DVD playback with a K6-2 550, because DVD playback on a system without SSE is very FPU-dependent, and a K6-2 550 will beat a K6-III 400 in raw FPU performance. The FPU in the two chips is identical. However, there are several reasons I wouldn't do this: 1. A K6-III 400 ...
by jsc1973
Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: 896 MB RAM (1x512, 1x256, 1x128) working in gigabyte ga-5ax
Replies: 10
Views: 9469

He has a stick of double-sided, low density SDRAM that is able to be read by that chipset. Just because ALi said that the chipset doesn't do 512MB modules doesn't mean that it can't do it. It just means it didn't do so reliably in their testing, so they didn't support the use of such modules. The Al...
by jsc1973
Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Pentium 266 Tillamook on MVP3 board?
Replies: 15
Views: 17019

There's no reason any Pentium shouldn't boot on that board, unless it isn't being recognized. There's probably no support in the BIOS for Tillamook, presumably since no one at VIA would have figured someone would try to boot one on an MVP3 desktop board. If anyone could make it work, it would be Jan...
by jsc1973
Wed May 12, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: SiS 530 chipset question re 133Mhz FSB
Replies: 30
Views: 21758

I never knew that board had a 1/4 PCI divider for the 133 FSB. If I had, I might have bought one back in the day. Hopefully they also supported a 1/2 AGP divider as well. Even if they didn't, you might well be OK. A lot of Intel BX motherboards from that era were built with support for a 133 MHz FSB...