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by Uranium235
Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:03 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Looking for particular ss7 mobo....
Replies: 32
Views: 18335

Looks like you need a DFI K6BV3+/66, if you can find one...

http://www.itox.com/pages/products/moth ... /k6bv3.php
by Uranium235
Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: SPZ - The Last Dog
Replies: 80
Views: 62666

@ Uranium235 : Plan at the moment is to buy a new bios chip preflashed to the F8 bios and try to revive one of my problem children w/ that. Reason is these boards cost me a mint, and I don't want to risk the last of the 4 until I have one of the others back up. I know about "Hotflashing", though I ...
by Uranium235
Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:58 am
Forum: Software & Tweaking
Topic: speed me up
Replies: 28
Views: 21518

i dont see a reason to spend 40-50 bucks for a cpu so old to be honest. Im getting a PentiumD 820 dell next tuesday and just need this old K6 to hold up till then, after that ill use it as a Dos machine Why all the bother then? 5) The best thng you can do to speed your machine up in my opinion, is ...
by Uranium235
Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:32 pm
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: SPZ - The Last Dog
Replies: 80
Views: 62666

Sounds like a hotflash may be needed IMHO. It's easy to do but takes a little nerve. I've done it about a dozen times already. A good BIOS chip puller is nearly mandatory. Radio Shack sells them. Might be a good idea to practice on something expendable first. Make sure the notch on the BIOS chip is ...
by Uranium235
Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:00 am
Forum: Software & Tweaking
Topic: speed me up
Replies: 28
Views: 21518

Your board, the EP-58MVP3C-M, has 512k of L2 cache which will only cache 128MB of RAM. You are correct that 384 will be slower because of this, but uncached RAM is still faster than paging the hardrive. Maybe 256MB would be a better amount because your system consumes the uncached amount of RAM firs...
by Uranium235
Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: Software & Tweaking
Topic: speed me up
Replies: 28
Views: 21518

Your machine is more than capable for what you need to do with it. Just from your system specs it looks like you could use more memory. I'll bet you have little or no free memory to run anything and your machine is resorting to your hardrive virtual memory which is S-L-O-W . Check "System Informatio...
by Uranium235
Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sourcing parts
Replies: 6
Views: 8398

I acquire most of my K6 and socket 7 hardware from Ebay but some things I've had for years. Some internet venders, but not many, still sell some K6 hardware but they're usually overpriced. You may get lucky and find some older hardware at a Computer fair or flea market.
by Uranium235
Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: Software & Tweaking
Topic: What OS is your K6/socket 7 system running on?
Replies: 11
Views: 11333

I like to dual-boot Windows98SE and WindowsXP Pro on all my rigs. With XP I like to use 512MB of RAM and trim off some of the fluff to keep it working snappy. The Via MVP3 boards with 2MB L2 cache are my favorites to run XP on. If I'm just testing a new configuration I'll use Windows98SE because it'...
by Uranium235
Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: SPZ - The Last Dog
Replies: 80
Views: 62666

What condition are the caps in? Did you replace the CMOS battery in any of them? Sometimes removing all power and the CMOS battery for a day straightens them out.

Every Gigabyte board I've ever messed with were high-strung and uncooperative....
by Uranium235
Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Ram
Replies: 21
Views: 9468

No problem, we all here are just seeking the facts and certainly don't want to misguide anyone. :)
by Uranium235
Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: Voodoo 4 memory mod
Replies: 1
Views: 5087

Voodoo 4 memory mod

This guy took a 32MB Voodoo 4 video card and attached additional RAM chips for a total of 64MB RAM.

http://www.3dfxzone.it/enboard/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3653

I often wondered if it was possible to mod the L2 cache on socket 7 boards in a similar way. :)
by Uranium235
Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:07 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Ram
Replies: 21
Views: 9468

After some hunting around I think I found the answer to the meaning of the "S4" and "S8" in the Crucial RAM part numbers: ...you can reliably tell the density from the part number. If it is CTxMy S4 Dz then it's single density (e.g. 8 chips for 128MB). If it's CTxMy S8 Dz , then it's double density ...
by Uranium235
Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Ram
Replies: 21
Views: 9468

Here is something to further add to the confusion: http://reviews.ebay.com/Myth-Low-Density-vs-High-Density-memory-modules_W0QQugidZ10000000001236178 Breakpoint #3: 256MB PC100/PC133 SDR module [32Mx64] Many has been MISLEAD by the myth that PC133 modules would not work on older spec PC100 systems w...
by Uranium235
Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:51 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Ram
Replies: 21
Views: 9468

Here's the 256MB Crucial part number that I use, CT32M64S4D7E . Never had a problem with these in any Super7 board I've tried. http://www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.aspx?imodule=CT32M64S4D7E Here's the part number in the auction, CT32M64S8D7E . Not sure what the "S8" and "S4" represent. I do have s...
by Uranium235
Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: Hardware / Tech Corner
Topic: Ram
Replies: 21
Views: 9468

Let me double check the crucial part number I have when I get home from work. I can give a list of boards I've used them on if it would help. The RAM in the auction are NOT low-density modules. CT32M64S8D7E are 32Mx64. Here's a pretty good reading on density I've found: http://www.techsupportforum.c...