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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-27-2022, 09:44 PM
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Posted By Topcat
Re: Repurposing a 2004 Athlon 64 system in 2021

If there was a 64-bit version of Win2k for the x86 platform (there was an itanium version), I'd still be running it! :rock:
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-22-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 133
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Posted By Topcat
Re: Repurposing a 2004 Athlon 64 system in 2021

No, that's been gone for ages. For ripping CD's, I used MMJB, that was the last functional one, and that died decades ago.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-19-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 45,255
Posted By Topcat
Re: Repurposing a 2004 Athlon 64 system in 2021

I still run 2.81 on everything. Clean, simple, no telemetry telling big brother what I'm listening to.....
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-08-2022, 11:50 PM
Replies: 133
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Posted By Topcat
Re: Repurposing a 2004 Athlon 64 system in 2021

I have gazillions of black floppy drives, but not with the card reader.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-08-2022, 10:39 PM
Replies: 133
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Posted By Topcat
Re: Repurposing a 2004 Athlon 64 system in 2021

Diablo2, download the Glide wrapper for it, it will smoke on that GF4TI! D2 was written for glide, not D3D....and D3D sucks with it. When using Glide with the latest patch, the patch removed the...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-08-2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 133
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Posted By Topcat
Re: Repurposing a 2004 Athlon 64 system in 2021

On a GPU like that, Q3A is fantastic! There's also Unreal Tourney that was flagship for that GPU. Those are a couple of my favorites for that period of games.

For XP64, how much RAM is in this? ...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-08-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 45,255
Posted By Topcat
Re: Repurposing a 2004 Athlon 64 system in 2021

GeForce4 Ti 128mb, very nice!! Those are getting harder to find and fetching decent prices when they do pop up. This better be more of a system than some linux firewall sitting in a closet.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 07-03-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 45,255
Posted By Topcat
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-09-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 133
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Posted By Topcat
Re: Repurposing a 2004 Athlon 64 system in 2021

Then why have you been in it a million times?! :goofy: These are notorious for bad teapos that don't swell. Better check again.


Monday.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-09-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 45,255
Posted By Topcat
Re: Repurposing a 2004 Athlon 64 system in 2021

Better check the caps. I agree that Hipro PSU's are solid....I've had good luck with them....but I've also recapped a ton of them!!
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-08-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 45,255
Posted By Topcat
Re: Repurposing a 2004 Athlon 64 system in 2021

It all depends on what kinds of loads were on them (high ripple) and how hot they had been running at. Under normal loads and kept relatively cool, yea....MBZ and MCZ were pretty robust....but...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-08-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 45,255
Posted By Topcat
Re: Repurposing a 2004 Athlon 64 system in 2021

I did not pre-test it, no point when there was visibly failing caps....it was going to have issues.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-08-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 45,255
Posted By Topcat
Re: Repurposing a 2004 Athlon 64 system in 2021

AMD motherboard polymod double-header!! ;) :bartmoon:

https://www.badcaps.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=234335&stc=1&d=1617921363

The VCORE caps (formerly Rubycon 1500uF @ 6.3v MBZ)...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-02-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 45,255
Posted By Topcat
Re: Repurposing a 2004 Athlon 64 system in 2021

Confirmed. I haven't opened it yet....but package appears ok.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-28-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 45,255
Posted By Topcat
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-27-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 45,255
Posted By Topcat
Re: Repurposing a 2004 Athlon 64 system in 2021

For crying out loud, this is BCN....we all look out for eachother....if funds are tight, just cover the shipping, I'll take care of it. ;)
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-27-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 45,255
Posted By Topcat
Re: Repurposing a 2004 Athlon 64 system in 2021

Didn't even check the caps? :eek:
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