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I think you're all mis-reading. The 478 system has a standard Intel cooler, the Pentium D system has a twin tower OEM HP cooler with a fan in the middle *I think* I haven't broken it down yet. I thought the picture embedded between the two parts of the post, sorry for the confusion. When I have time I'll break stuff apart and see what's what and inventory what I have in the basement. Some old stuff I want to keep, some I want to get rid of. Anything I want to get rid of is fair game if shipping can be paid.

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i just got these 2 beautiful cards. the left one is a 9800GTX+ and the rigfht one is an 8800GTX. i got them for €25 including shipping. 

i'm not sure what i'm going to do with them. i might build an XP machine soon and then the 8800GTX will go in that, but if i don't they are just for my old gpu collection. 

 

 

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when i pulled these out of the box my brother who is 14 saw the graphic on the 9800GTX+ and screamed "FORTNITE".... i've never facehooved so hard in my entire life. 


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2 minutes ago, Bitter said:

For the true XP gaming experience, SLI. You'll love it /s

Is it even possible to run an 8800 GTX and 9800 GTX in SLI?


The Schnoz

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7 minutes ago, Schnoz said:

Is it even possible to run an 8800 GTX and 9800 GTX in SLI?

No.

 

But you could pick up one more of either one and do SLI, provided the board supports it.

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Just now, Bitter said:

For the true XP gaming experience, SLI. You'll love it /s

i'm looking at doing that. i wanna know how old SLI is. newer SLI works well in my experience in supported games (i have a GTX 690 in my main pc) so i wanna try old SLI. 

 

Just now, Crunchy Dragon said:

But you could pick up one more of either one and do SLI, provided the board supports it.

i'm looking for a matching 8800GTX so i am gonna try that. 


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also @Bitter @Crunchy Dragon i'm getting 2 GTX 280's soon, so i can test SLI with those too. 


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2 minutes ago, Twilight said:

also @Bitter @Crunchy Dragon i'm getting 2 GTX 280's soon, so i can test SLI with those too. 

Ooh nice!

 

I've been experimenting with the idea of getting another GTX 780, a bigger PSU, and running SLI on my Ryzen system. Hmm, maybe I'll do that when I get Zen 2. I've got plans for my current Ryzen system minus the storage and GPU.

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2 hours ago, Genwyn said:

Older SLI is usually a lot easier, a lot more visual with the drivers and utilities to use it. Not just clicking a box and hoping for the best.

I've been meaning to SLi either my 8800GTs or my quadro fx 4600's

 

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dammit do both!


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This is not a specific component or part but it is definitely retro. I was a fan of Commodore Amiga computers and I didn't move to Windows until 2007. I didn't get many pictures of my old systems since digital cameras were still in their infancy and were pretty expensive. But I did get a picture of my Amiga 2000 in 1998 in a digital format by getting a Kodak Photo CD when I sent in this roll of film to get developed. (So this picture is a retro artifact on its own.) I was experimenting with using those as one way to get digital pictures onto my computer since my CD-driver software had support for the Kodak disks and format.

As I stated, this was my Amiga 2000 in 1998. For those familiar with the platform, I had upgraded it with a DKB Megachip 2000/500 board and the 2 MB Agnus--this increased Chip RAM, a shared memory space that the CPU and Custom chips could directly access, from 1MB to 2MB--the max that Amiga hardware could address. You could add Fast RAM, that could be much larger, which was where most of your work was done. I also had the Super Denise upgrade chip that upgraded my graphic chipset from the OCS (Original Chip Set) graphics to the ECS (Enhanced Chip Set) graphics which allowed more native screenmodes and also allowed me to easilly change from NTSC to PAL via software.

Also added by me was the Kickstart 3.1 ROM. Commodore had some of the OS on a chip--just enough to allow the computer to boot up off of floppy or HD. I was running Workbench 3.1 and later worked my way up to OS 3.9, the last update from the inheritors of Commodore until a recent release from Hyperion of OS 3.1.4--yeah, that version number is kinda screwy.

Now these chips originally sat in my old A500--the A500 was all self contained with a built-in keyboard and floppy drive. Since it and the A2000 came out at the same time, they shared many of the same parts. The A500 was more of a home/game machine while the A2000 was a classic desktop of the time with room for internal expansion cards. (The A500 was quite upgradable but that is a whole story of its own.) So when I had a second-hand A2000 drop in my lap, the upgrade was well worth it.

One last shared item was my accelerator, a Supra Turbo 28--a 28MHz 68010 that is as basic of an accelerator as you can get. It suffered from not having a spot for added Fast RAM but it was a big upgrade from the 7.16MHz (NTSC) Morotola 68000. On the A500 it was in an enclosure that plugged onto the side of the computer. If you remove it from its case and set a jumper, you could plug it into the processor slot on the motherboard. The A2000 had the base 68000 CPU soldered onto the mobo, but when you plugged an accelerator into the slot, it took over.

To run that external SCSI CD-ROM drive, I had an A2091 SCSI card in there that had the capacity for me to add RAM, but I didn't add it to this card since it would have conflicted with a larger 8MB RAM expansion (A2058) I had in there. I did have an Individual Computers Buddha IDE board to run my 2GB internal hard drive--which I had paid too much for earlier when it was installed in my A500.

That beefy floppy drive is the classic Amiga 1010. That modem was a Supra FAXModem 28.8--a real workhorse modem that I was just a little sad to let go when I upgraded to faster modems. I did do a fair amount of logging into some of the remaining dialup BBS' that were still around. I could also go on to the Internet, but it wasn't until I got my Picasso IV graphics card for my A4000/040 where I could see things in full color. The Monitor was a Commodore 1080, a great monitor that you could use with the Amiga, C-64 (with the Luma/Chroma video cable if you wanted sharper video, but it could do standard composite video), and C-128 (with the Luma/Chroma and 80-column modes). I believe that the monitor is showing output from a DCTV--an external device that displays high-color pictures via a composite video output. It also works as a slow-scan video digitizer. 

Unfortunately, I no longer have any Amiga hardware. My ultimate dream computer room would not only contain a fast new computer, but I would want to have a retro system or two set up as well. I do have emulation for both the Amiga and the older Commodore 8-bit computers, but there is something about running things on original hardware.

I still have those speakers though and they still sound decent. That device on top of the modem is an external caller ID display.

The pic displayed on the screen is still available on what remains of the Aminet archive. Here it is to save you from a long search

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I'll start with my Sinclair spectrum. Which I still have out for retro gaming moments. 

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And my first graphics card. The ATi rage fury MAXX. Had the potential to be an awesome card. But ATi could never make the drivers work with Windows XP.

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ATI drivers are why I started using Nvidia and have used Nvidia until this year when I got a 580 8GB. Took me almost 20 years to get over those drivers...

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1 hour ago, Bitter said:

ATI drivers are why I started using Nvidia and have used Nvidia until this year when I got a 580 8GB. Took me almost 20 years to get over those drivers...

Same. Battled on with Radeon after the race fury and eventually went team green and haven't looked back. 

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5 minutes ago, P5yco said:

Same. Battled on with Radeon after the race fury and eventually went team green and haven't looked back. 

ATI Rage XL and then a while later a ATI/AMD something I figured I'd try out cheap used and drivers both time just slayed me. My RX580 has been solid but I don't care for how their control software works. Why must I manually re-apply my undervolt profile AFTER EVERY BOOT!?

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Should I get a 6600 GT or 6800 GT for my Pentium 4 EE retro rig? The 6600 GT is cheaper, but the 6800 GT looks pretty cool.


The Schnoz

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The 6800 is a good deal faster than the 6600, if you can find a 7 series AGP go for that.

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/geforce-7950-gt-512mb-shootout-(review),2.html

7800 GS and higher in AGP, it performs similar to a 6800 Ultra but is a little less power hungry and sometimes comes up cheaply on eBay, more often than the 6800 Ultra because less 6800 U's were made than 7800 GS. However finding AGP versions above the 7800 GS is tough.

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53 minutes ago, Schnoz said:

Should I get a 6600 GT or 6800 GT for my Pentium 4 EE retro rig? The 6600 GT is cheaper, but the 6800 GT looks pretty cool.

Or get the fastest AGP graphics card => Radeon HD 3850 AGP 😎

 

 

EDIT : Oh, it's not cheap (mini $100 used) 😥

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And I have 8 others computers.

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8 minutes ago, X-System said:

Or get the fastest AGP graphics card => Radeon HD 3850 AGP 😎

Man how I would love to get one of those for my current XP rig. I did get a 3650 for it, but it ended up being DOA so that was a painful refund.

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2 minutes ago, flibberdipper said:

Man how I would love to get one of those for my current XP rig. I did get a 3650 for it, but it ended up being DOA so that was a painful refund.

I have a PowerColor HD 3850 AGP (top of the picture) 😊

 

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PC #1 : Gigabyte B150M-HD3 DDR3 | i7-7700 | 16GB DDR3L 1600 | Zotac GeForce GT610 PCIe 1x | LSI SAS 3081E-R | 240GB NVMe PCIe PNY CS2030 | HDDs 41.5TB total | Quantum LTO5 HH SAS drive | Seasonic Focus Plus 650 Gold | Cooler Master Stacker STC-T01 | DELL 27" LED 2560x1440 (plugged DVI port)
PC #2 : Gigabyte MW70-3S0 | 2x E5-2667 v3 | 32GB DDR4 ECC Reg 2133 | Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming OC 8G | 6x 120GB SSD SATA RAID0 | Seasonic Prime Ultra 850 Titanium | Lian Li PC-A77 | DELL 27" LED 2560x1440 (plugged DP port)
PC #3 : Mini PC Zotac 4K | Celeron N3150 | 4GB DDR3L 1600 | 32GB eMMC M.2 | 40GB SSD OCZ Vertex 2 | Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB | Samsung Blu-ray writer USB | Genius SP-HF1800A | TV Panasonic TX-40DX600E UltraHD
PC #4 : ASUS P2B-F | PIII 500MHz | 512MB SDR 100 | Leadtek WinFast GeForce 256 SDR 32MB | 2x Guillemot Maxi Gamer 3D² 8MB in SLI | Creative Sound Blaster AWE64 ISA | 80GB HDD UATA | Fortron/Source FSP235-60GI | Zalman R1 | DELL 15" LCD 1024x768

Laptop : Lenovo ThinkPad T61p | T9500 | 4GB DDR2 667 | Quadro FX 570m | 120GB SSD OCZ Vertex 2 | 15.4" 1920x1200

PC tablet : Fujitsu Point 1600 | PMMX 166MHz | 160MB EDO | 20GB HDD UATA | external floppy drive | 10" LCD tactile 800x600 display | AGFA SnapScan 1212u blue

And I have 8 others computers.

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On 8/17/2019 at 3:24 AM, Bitter said:

CGI Starfury on an Amiga is the correct use of an Amiga. Points for you!

Yup, I was a big fan of B5 too. My last Amiga was an A4000 but I never owned a Video Toaster for either the 2000 or 4000.

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11 hours ago, P5yco said:

I'll start with my Sinclair spectrum. Which I still have out for retro gaming moments. 

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Spectrum! lol I never actually played with those but I do have a fair amount of experience with its bitter rival, the Commodore 64--later I picked up a C128.

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I mentioned this when I showed off the pic of my Amiga 2000. I still have the Kodak Photo CD where the pic came from. I transferred the picture when the optical drive in my old laptop still worked. I cannot remember what I had to use but the disc uses a weird picture format and I had to break out some Google-fu to find something that would allow me to load and export the pic into something easier to deal with. I also have pictures of the USS Missouri when it was at the Port of Astoria (Oregon) before it was towed to its permanent spot in Hawaii. It was an impressive ship but at the same time, it was a bit smaller than I thought it would be. I'll have to see if I brought any of those over or if I'll have to find a computer with a working optical drive and pull the files off of it--or make an ISO.

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