new 3dfx rig!

Discussion in 'Videocards - 3dfx' started by SaberJ2X, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. SaberJ2X

    SaberJ2X Ancient Guru

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    it's to hold me over until a friend decides to give me back one I made him to test :p

    P3 450Mhz @ 555mhz
    Intel SE440BX-2 <- ****
    384 PC133 SDRAM
    3dfx Voodoo 3 3000 (166/166) 16MB
    80GB
    CD burner
    Win98 + SP3.0 b4 (unofficial obviously)

    um... I'm missing a sound card... lol, so no audio for the moment

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    3dfx running @ 195

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    p0ppa Master Guru

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    Nice!
    I actually miss the old green pcb's:banana:
     
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    Passion Fruit Ancient Guru

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    Been getting a bit nostalgic myself, i'd love to build up a new P3 system like my old one. Still got a 5500 AGP laying around somewhere.
     
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    Mannerheim Ancient Guru

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    I have 3x 3dfx machines but im missing monitors for em =( "And table space"
    P3 500 + Voodoo2
    P200MMX + Voodoo2
    Thunderbird 850MHz (engineering sample)+ Voodoo3 2000
     

  5. SaberJ2X

    SaberJ2X Ancient Guru

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    all I got in this one is a 450Mhz, that I can only oc up to a miserable 465, due to sound card going ape**** any higher than that.... but without it I can set the fsb to 123mhz and burn the cpu @ almost 560mhz

    but the 41mhz pci speed makes the sound card uneasy
    and yea the program jumps from 104fsb to 123mhz
     
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    SaberJ2X Ancient Guru

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    got a soundblaster live, OCs perfect again
     
  7. yelsewshane

    yelsewshane Banned

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    I just put together a system with parts I had.

    intel p3 766 (I think is the mhz don't feel like checking right now)
    256mb ram 1 stick
    40gb 7200rpm hard drive
    nvidia agp 4000 gpu
    3dfx voodoo gpu
    sound blaster 64
    10/100 ethernet card
    cd re/rw
    15 in crt monitor
    3.5 floppy
    windows 98se os

    sucker runs great lol amazeing how it surfs the internet just as fast as my big boy rig... geez makes you wonder wtf is going on with software developers that a machine 15 plus years old is perfectly capable to do anything you want and fast. Only thing it can't do good is run the new console ports fast enough but if your not into games dam... no need for a better computer.
     
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    SaberJ2X Ancient Guru

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    what browser are you using? I'm using opera 10.60, runs fast enough
     
  9. SaberJ2X

    SaberJ2X Ancient Guru

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    well I upgraded the cpu in the system...

    tualatin celeron 1.3ghz... slocket T

    lol pentium pro...
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    noisy ****er...
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    I also added a Geforce2 GTS I had lying around from a busted system I had...
    nice find was that it was 5ns memory... rare for geforce2 gts...

    from 200/333 now it's clocking 230/490... but will install the 3dfx again... or build another system... hmmmm....
     
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    SaberJ2X Ancient Guru

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    btw, the modded GF2 I'm testing for the moment...

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    a MX4000 heatsink + ASUS ramsinks from this 5600
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    plus artic silver and krazy glue :D

    for reference a stock GF2 looked like this...
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  11. BuildeR2

    BuildeR2 Ancient Guru

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    This is an awesome nostalgia thread, keep it up. I am still using a 1Ghz celeron from the socket 3?? something days. It has been running XP for 9 years now.

    Anyway, love the pics for comparison. Keep us updated with your OC results and what not.
     
  12. SaberJ2X

    SaberJ2X Ancient Guru

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    well the thing runs Quake3 @ 1280x1024x32bit @ 81.1fps demo002 and 77.8 demo001

    which according to some PCGamer mags of the era... for a 1.3Ghz tualatin celeron vs an 1Ghz Athlon in the mag with a GF2 ultra, @ 74fps in demo001 I suppose, mine's a hair faster
     
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    SaberJ2X Ancient Guru

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    well, it all started as when I was messing around with a glide wrapper... nglide... and I bought 4 3dfx voodoo3s after that...

    then of the 7 or so old PC cases that had from non paying customers, I dismantled them, and completed them to 2 working systems. (those PCs have been sitting in my house for eons)

    and I installed them in older cases of my computer.

    one was the P3 I described in the first post, the other was the now Celeron 1300, that it was a Pentium 3 700

    both had 384MB of ram, 80GB IDE harddisk and 450+ watt modern PSUs

    the 1300 is a browsing PC, not sure if I'll add another harddisk and install a minimal WinXP with chrome and MirandaIM...

    oh, word of wisdom... only install the Win98SE SP 2.1a... SP 3.0 corrupts the harddisk slowly
     

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