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Thanks Ness, I enjoy tinkering with this kinda stuff, brings back memories!

 

And wow at the Voodoo card! I don't have anything that old.

 

Bone stock benchmark results:

3Dmark01 ~10k (SS is on the bench PC atm)

 

3d03 hahah

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Aquamark3 heh

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Okay, I was playing around with my Corsair 2x256Mb PC3000 2-2-2-5 BH5 sticks, stock mobo only hits 2.9 Vdimm, so all BH5 is limited to around 200-225Mhz at the most, until I do the 3.3v line mod to the Dimm slots =]

 

I wasn't getting anywhere with this RAM, so I swapped the mobo BIOS to the MantaRays D26 XT 1T.

I also just went straight for my "special"Ram

2x512Mb OCZ EL Gold Edition GX PC3500 Cas2-2-2-5 BH5

Now I was in Business!

 

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My Super pi result for the night, mind you air cooling and Vdimm voltage is my limit here.

I'll work on getting it 3d stable later on, I could do Pi up to 220FSB 1:1 with a lower multi.

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Good god, I read the thread title and thought i went back in time.

 

The Ti4200 was the first card to make me cry with joy, I had upgraded from an S3 Trio and i could finally play counter strike at a respectable frame rate.

 

It was also the first time i was able to Play Quake 3 (The move from a 2d card to a 3d card FTW).

 

This makes me want to buy a 1800+ with a geforce2 and play morrowind again :)

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The Ti4200 was the first card to make me cry with joy

+over 9000

 

thread full of nostalgia is a thread FULL of nostalgia

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My parts list

 

At a glance I think it's 4x Barton unlocked 2500+, 1x Barton 2700+ Locked, 1x 1800+ Palomino or Tbred or something :/

2x Abit NF7-s2 mobos

1x Epox 8ARDA+ NF2 mobo

2x256Mb Corsair XMS PC3000 C2 BH5

2x512Mb OCZ EL Platinum PC3200 BH5

2x512Mb OCZ EL Gold GX PC3500 BH5

Some shitty Legend RAM ^^

Radeon 9800XT 256Mb 128bit

Radeon X1950Pro 512Mb 256bit

Superflower 500W PSU

 

Swiffy MCP655 Pump

Swiffy Storm G4 CPU block

Swiffy MCW80 GPU block

Bunch of other random blocks that include NB block and something that might also fit the GPU

3x120mm rad

Pick of a bunch of good fans

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My parts list

 

At a glance I think it's 4x Barton unlocked 2500+, 1x Barton 2700+ Locked, 1x 1800+ Palomino or Tbred or something :/

2x Abit NF7-s2 mobos

1x Epox 8ARDA+ NF2 mobo

2x256Mb Corsair XMS PC3000 C2 BH5

2x512Mb OCZ EL Platinum PC3200 BH5

2x512Mb OCZ EL Gold GX PC3500 BH5

Some shitty Legend RAM ^^

Radeon 9800XT 256Mb 128bit

Radeon X1950Pro 512Mb 256bit

Superflower 500W PSU

 

Swiffy MCP655 Pump

Swiffy Storm G4 CPU block

Swiffy MCW80 GPU block

Bunch of other random blocks that include NB block and something that might also fit the GPU

3x120mm rad

Pick of a bunch of good fans

I think you win :-P. I have old gear, but not old OCing gear

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Wow retro. This is bringing back memories :P

 

42 seconds is pretty good, gotta shave off another 5 seconds off before you can beat the Atomic K7 bench record :)

 

1800+ Palomino or Tbred or something :/

Palo runs at 1.75vcore

T'bred 1.5v

 

Can't remember if they printed the vcore on those CPUs. Could help.

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Yeah my old record is 38 seconds, Kildare beat me at 37 seconds.

 

With a Vdimm mod I could retake it if this old hardware is up to the challenge!!

 

The 1800 is a Palimino, I googled the codes

 

This is my old PB, but I think I only had UTT RAM then, which is basically unbinned BH5

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I have a pile of old Athlon 64 gear floating around I am willing to donate to anyone with enough motivation to do something constructive with it.

 

ASUS A8N SLI Deluxe MB

2x Geforce 6600gt cards (gigabyte passively cooled items)

2x 512Mb Giel ONE ram 1.5,2,2,5

 

And an Athlon 64 processor. Can't remember the specs, but has these numbers printed on the top.

 

ADA3200DIK4BI

CBBID 0509CPDW

1219666C50095

 

Just sitting there collecting dust. Keep thinking I should clean it all up and see if it fires up. But really cant be stuffed.

I'd probably be interested in those, any idea how much shipping to 7321 would be?

 

Not sure mate. My post code is 4814. Feel free to calculate freight, and if you thinks its worth while I'll box in all up in bubble wrap and send it off. I would expect $30-$50 worse case scenario. I might even be able to organise freight through the company I work for. They have a national account with TOLL/IPEC. I'll hit up the boss on Tuesday.

 

It would make me smile to know the gear will see a little love. I really don't think I'll ever do anything with it. Just make sure you post up some pics when its running. Oh and be sure to OC the f'k out of it and post some scores. I remember those 6600's were close to top of the atomic charts for 3d mark scores back in the day. Very impressive for passively cooled units. Though I did have an ass load of fans pointing at them lol.

 

How did you go with your boss. The more I think about it the more I want to see if I can find a pot somewhere and try my hand at ln2 :)

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I've pulled it down to watercool

 

Wow the NB thermal paste was like dried clay :/

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OH HERRO

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haha I've still got one of those Storm blocks and north bridge blocks lying around somewhere. Good times.

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Okay, I have cleaned up the storm block, it's super important to clean them regularly because of the jet impingement design, the jets are easily blocked,

I pulled it apart, washed it and wiped it down, stuck a wire through the jets to make sure they weren't blocked, and used a compressor to make sure.

 

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I did a test Vdimm 3.3V rail mod on my spare mobo.

You basically scrape some of the PCB coating off as I show here as a secondary solder point, then solder to the two end points of the ATX plug like so.

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Looks like good fun man, makes me want to fire up my athlon rig and... add a few scores to make yours look better :)

You should dig up an old pond pump+heater core for authenticity.

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What's the reasoning behind scraping the mobo when there's a solder point there? Less chance of the leg popping out on you? Less risk of compromising an already good joint?

 

You're making me want to finish building my watercooled AMD 3000+

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Two different contact points for the two wires for no restriction and better amperage capacity.

 

I forgot to mention, I'll be dunking the radiator in ice at some point :)

 

Id be interested to see that built of yours !

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Okay I tested the spare board and the bios is reading 3.35v vdimm :)

 

Time to put the main mobo under the knife

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Watercooling is built and leak tested briefly!

Vmod on present board is now done, fingers crossed I haven't killed the mobo yet!

 

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My Ghetto fan mounts =D

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using 220CFM fingerslicer over the BH5 haha

 

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OHH look at the Vdimm =D

 

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240FSB 1:1 @240MHz 2-2-2-5

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Okay just beat my PB by a scratch using 11x240=2640MHz 2.025V, RAM 1:1 2-2-2-5 3.3V

Crashed shortly after :P

 

Next step is absolutely gutted OS install, some memory/pi tweaks and a bucket of ice for the radiator and do some shed benching!

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wow this is some serious OCing with old gear. Amazing.

 

Meanwhile, Im still not getting any display on my screen, even tho Ive changed GPU, the PSU and reseated RAM. I suspect its my motherboard, its an ASUS P4P800-X. Ive searched google to try find a solution to no avail. Apparently this motherboard is quite troublesome judging from how many problems people encounter... Would anyone happen to have had experience with this motherboard?

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