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a b V Motherboard
May 1, 2001 1:20:55 AM

I need to know ALL your system specs cause I want to know what percantage has powerful computers!!! I need to know every detail like what motherboard driver are you using and what connection you have and ALL that stuff!
Thank, You

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May 1, 2001 2:32:03 AM

you gonna give us a link or do you want it here? and what good will motherboard driver version and the like do you? is a 1.33ghz with version 1.5 mobo drivers powerful but version 1.4 isnt? anyway:
AMD Athlon Tbird 800 o/c 945 (105*9)
Asus A7V rev1003 with 1.07 BIOS flash and build 33 promise drivers
256MB PC133 CAS2
Maxtor 45GB 7200RPM ATA100
ATI Radeon 32MB DDR
Sound Blaster Live MP3+ 5.1
D-Link 10/100 NIC w/ WOL
Toshiba 40x UDMA
Plextor 12/10/32a IDE

do i win a prize now?

<A HREF="" target="_new">Hyakugojyuuichi!!</A>
May 1, 2001 2:40:34 AM

Ok, here goes...

System 1:
AMD 1ghz
Asus A7V
512mb Micron PC-133
Hercules Prophet 2 GTS 32mb
SB Live
2 WD 7200rpm 40gb hard drives
Kenwood 72x CD-Rom
CL 5x DVD-Rom
Zip 100

System 2:
AMD 700
Hercules GeForce 2 MX 32mb
SB Ensonique
WD 7200rpm 40gb hard drive
Kenwood 72x CD-Rom
Mitsumi 4x CD-R

System 3 (in the process of building) will be similar to system 1 but with AMD 1.33/266, Abit KT7-Raid, 512mb PC-150.

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May 1, 2001 2:48:29 AM

P4 1.4
Intel D850GB mother board with latest drivers & bios
512 mb pc800 rdram
usb ethernet adapter
3dfx v5 5500
Promise ultra ata 100 IDE controller
Hitachi dvd rom
Sony cd-rw 8x4x32x
IBM 14 gb HD Ata 100 7200 rpm
IBM 13 gb HD Ata 100 7200 rpm
iomega zip 100 (ide)
creative soundblaster live
Altec Lansing ADA-305 speakers
Generic 17" monitor
and of course the old floppy

I have at&t @home cable. I have one ip with a netgear router & hub with a couple more systems.

So what about you, what are your specs since your asking everyone else for there's.

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May 1, 2001 4:36:20 PM

Here is may strictly gaming rig..

MSI KT7Pro - A
Amd Duron 750@900
Leadtek GeForce2 Pro
128mb PC133
Onboard Crap Sound (I used headphones so it's not too bad)
20GB ATA100 Drive
Using Via 4.29 Mobo Drivers

Running a Cable Modem.

If you take a truth and follow it blindly, it will become a Falsehood and you a Fanatic.<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Pettytheft on 05/01/01 12:38 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
May 1, 2001 8:34:37 PM

Gigabyte 7iex4 mainboard
Prophet GForce2MX 32Meg AGP
SoundBlaster Live!
AMD Duron 800
WD 20gig HD ATA66
256meg PC133 RAM
Detonator 3 video drivers
BIOS ver F8
a b V Motherboard
May 1, 2001 9:23:31 PM

I have A7V with 28 build ata/100 controller, but downladed build 33, what does build means and how did you flash the conroller in order to get biuld 33 ata/100 BIOS? My computer seems to suck compairing to yours:
AMD Athlon T-Bird 800Mhz
Asus A7V
448Mb pc133 of CAS2.5 RAM
Maxtor 30Gb hard drive (7200rpm and ata/100)
SounBlaster Live! Value
CardExpert GeForce2 MX Golden Sample 32Mb video card (overclocked from 175/166 to 250/250 that gives NO less then 60fps!)
3D surround Spekers and Samsung Syncmaster 955df flat 19inch monitor! If anybody wants a new moniotr GET 955df!!!!
The Antipop OYU WON A PRIZE!!!!! Right now you can go to the nearest computer store and buy a game for NO more then $50!! And you can ship to my house for NO more then $15!!
Enjoy the prize!
a b V Motherboard
May 2, 2001 4:45:12 AM

AMD 1.2 GHZ Athlon(266)
Biostar M7MIA w/ DDR & latest drivers
ASUS Geforce2 GTS PRO 32mb w/ Detonator 3 drivers(ver. 1080)
40GB Maxtor HD 7200RPMs
@home internet
256MB of DDR RAM
Some Generic 8X DVD drive
4X4X24 HP CD-Writer
a b V Motherboard
May 2, 2001 10:42:49 AM

The wife's system:

Athlon Classic 650
Asus (not quite sure what model, but which ever fits slot a) also not sure about latest bios, but driver are kept up.
Guillemot Cougar maxi gamer TNT2(not very new, but it still does for most FPS games out there) driver updated 1month ago
128mb Micron (not cas2)
Sound blaster live! value
15gb IBM(not sure of model, but not 7200rpm)

My computer (just got it about a month ago, so all drivers are as recent as that)
T-bird 900
asus a7v133
256mb micron pc133 cas2
Sound blaster live! value(what's with that exclamation anyway?)
MSI geforce2 gts 32mb
20gb IBM hd (this one is 7200rpm)

The wife's computer is now 1yr and 1mnth old.

We share a cable connection through a router/firewall and hub(both by lynksis, I don't know why, but the router was only 100$, and the hub was free). We can't host games because of the firewall, but we can play UT in the same game, no lag problems.

Sorry I don't have all that driver and bios info. They both are still very good for games, but the 650 is about to not be powerful(if it isn't already).

There is no problem that an Optimator can't solve!
May 2, 2001 12:25:02 PM

This is silly but here goes

Duron 600@950
A7V rev 1.02 bios 1008Beta Promise 35
512MB PC133 Cas2 Crucial
64MB GeForce2 Ultra 11.01 Drivers
20GB ATA100 7200RPM Maxtor
Linksys NIC + cable modem
SBLive Full
H+ DVD Card
10X Acer CDRW
4.8X Toshiba DVD
450Watt Enermax PS
17" KDS Monitor
DTT2500 Cambridge Soundworks Speakers
Logitech Mouse
Microsoft Keyboard

Back off man, I'm a scientist
May 3, 2001 7:58:37 AM

I'm so ashamed that I just can't post my stats. Sorry. You'll have to wait till I upgrade. You can mark me as "other".

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May 3, 2001 4:12:36 PM

hey bubba, are your speakers the digital kind? if so, do you hear noise interferance on them, because ive heard that a lot of people do with digital cambridge SW. i have the non-digital 1500's or something like that and they kick ass.

also, whats your guys' highest 3dmark<b>2001</b> scores on 1024x768 32bit color? Mine is 3014.

<A HREF="" target="_new">Hyakugojyuuichi!!</A>
May 3, 2001 4:43:54 PM


Back off man, I'm a scientist
May 3, 2001 4:56:05 PM

Yes, they are digital with a DD 5.1 reciever. I hook the reciever to my SBLive (full with the daugher card) using the Digital DIN cable. And I hook the AC-3 port from my Hollywood+ DVD card to the AC-3 port on the reciever. So when I play games or listen to music the sound goes through the sound card. When I watch DVD movies, the sound goes through the H+ card and I get true 5.1 DD.
I must say, I really love it.
People say that the subwoofer on that setup is not very powerful, but I have already been busted several times by my neighbors in the next apartment for it being too loud so I don't think I could really get anything more powerful than that.

As far as distortion or interference, no. I had pretty bad crackling problems with the SBLive and the socket7 VIA chipsets but since switching to the A7V and the KT133 chipset, I haven't had any problems.
You probably shouldn't take my word for it because I am biased, but honestly, I have yet to find a set of computer speakers that sound as good as mine. :smile:
I really love my sound card / DVD card / speaker setup. I plan to keep it as long as possible. And I don't plan to upgrade my motherboard anytime soon because I hear there are problems with the SBLive and the new VIA chipsets. I just want to get a 1.3GHz 200FSB chip. Other than that, I don't plan to upgrade for a long time.

Back off man, I'm a scientist
May 3, 2001 5:02:48 PM

Oh yeah,

I got 3149
1024X768 32bit
with the 11.01 NVidia drivers and DirectX8a.
I have not run it in a while, I'll try it again tonight and see what happens.

Back off man, I'm a scientist
May 3, 2001 6:29:06 PM

I've had distortion with my Altec Lansing. It wasn't the speakers though. I suppose they could have better shielding, but all I needed to do was plug them into another wall outlet. I'm not sure if it has to do with grounding or bad wiring, but one of the plugs at my place sucks. Now they're perfect, although nothing near the setup Bubba has. I have a stereo system for that.

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May 5, 2001 5:48:51 AM

Home system:
AMD Thunderbird 1000 266 FSB
ASUS A7V133 (KT133A)
256 Megs SDRAM PC133
ASUS V7100 Geforce2 MX
17" Sceptre Dragon Eye D73A Monitor
30 Gig Quantum Fireball 7200 UDMA100
ATX Full Tower & 300 Watt PS
Panasonic 8x4x32 CDRW
SB Live! Value
Altec Lansing ACS 33 Speakers & Sub

My work "Stuff"
S/390 Complex:
CPU M3000 7060-H50, 112MIPs, 14 Escon, 10 Parall 2 GB
DASD 9393-X83, 630GB, 1024 addresses
Virtual Tape 3590 Tape Subsystem
3494 Tape Library
RS/6000 Enterprise Server
3 AS/400e systems
50+ NT Servers

The sum of the intelligence on the planet is a constant; the population is growing.
a b V Motherboard
May 5, 2001 8:36:15 PM mean distortion can be caused by plugging monitor into bad walll outlet? Are you sure? I have speakers next to the monitor. Should I try to move subjects away from the monitor and plug it into different wall outlet?
May 6, 2001 4:05:22 AM

it can cause interference but not distortion. the biggest cause of interference though is the shielding of the speaker wire in the cables. you can get big time electrical noise from all those power cables from your comp.

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a b V Motherboard
May 7, 2001 12:01:28 AM

No, it's not 256+128+64, it's 512-64! I thought everyone knows how to get 448Mb...
May 8, 2001 5:03:25 PM

P4 1.4 GHz
Asus P4T Bios revision 3
Sound Blaster Live Platinum 5.1 with live drive
250 MB ZIP Drive
Pioneer 16x40x DVD
Sony 12x8x32x CD-RW
1.44 Floppy
Viewsonic PF-790 19 inch monitor
IBM 75GXP Deskstar 45 GB hard drive running at ATA 100
Samsung 256 MB PC-800 ECC RDRAM
Asus v7700 deluxe GeForce 2 GTS video card @ 64 MB
AT&T cable modem service (tweaked)
Linksys broadband router with 4 port switch
Optical out on live drive hooked to Sony home receiver for 5.1 surround sound (hooked to JAMO home theater speaker system)
May 8, 2001 5:54:40 PM

I was goin to ask the same myself?? How did you do that. Also why did you pay the extra cash for ECC ram? All that speed and you buy the slower ram. How come?

If you take a truth and follow it blindly, it will become a Falsehood and you a Fanatic.
May 8, 2001 7:25:48 PM

"I was goin to ask the same myself?? How did you do that."

go to, they have a bunch of stuff you can do to make your connection faster. The patches they have basically tweak the windows registry to optimize it for faster connections. This helps all windows platforms, but especially the win9x series. By default windows is not optimized for broadband connections. Once I applied the patches, I saw about a 20% increase in speed according to the bandwidth meter on

"Also why did you pay the extra cash for ECC ram? All that speed and you buy the slower ram. How come?"

I wasn't aware that the ECC (error correcting) RAM was slower, where did you get this info.? I bought the ECC because I use my computer as a server for other computers I have. ECC RAM is great for this as it can free up your memory once it is not being used and seems to be more stable if there are problems. I have 4 64MB modules at $65 a pop for a total of $260. When I bought this about a month ago, it was cheaper than buying two 128's of the same caliber and not much difference in price with the regular PC-800 RAM.
May 8, 2001 8:46:50 PM

ECC is for error correcting. It's usually used on enterprise servers, or something that is handling alot of traffic. In fact win9x wont even report any error corrections that you recieve.

ECC algorithms are complicated, and it takes some time to allow ECC to correct any detected errors. This usually generates extra wait states in your memory reads. Overall this can be about a 3% performance hit. I'm not an expert on RDRAM so it may work differently. But this is how it works on SDRAM.

Oh yeah I used as well. I thought that you actually tweaked your cablemodem, or the cableline itself.

If you take a truth and follow it blindly, it will become a Falsehood and you a Fanatic.
May 8, 2001 8:52:59 PM

thanks for the info. on the ECC RAM, I was not aware of how it exactly worked. I don't see 3% as a "performance hit". When you are talking nanoseconds, 3% is unnoticeable.
May 8, 2001 9:11:24 PM

3% is hardly noticable. But I know how somefolks just require everything at top speed. If you use your machine as a server processing large amounts of data at a high speed then yes ECC may help you out.

But try and test it out. Run a few benchmarks with ECC on and some with it disabled in the BIOS. Who knows you might get a extra 100 in 3dmark2001. Yeah you got to post some 12xx Nvidia drivers scores with that machine. I hear they kick some a$$ with the P4.

If you take a truth and follow it blindly, it will become a Falsehood and you a Fanatic.
May 8, 2001 9:18:03 PM

that is a good idea, I will try it out and let you know.

As for the 12xx drivers, I have downloaded them but not installed them yet. It seems when I use nvidia's drivers over the Asus drivers, the machine doesn't seem to work as well. But maybe this will be different. I will try it out tonight and let you know on that also.
May 9, 2001 2:51:20 AM

I tried the 1200 drivers from nvidia on windows ME, and it sucked. I tried to play Unreal Tournament and it was terrible performance. The game preferences wouldn't even let me take the resolution above 1280x768. And at that resolution it was very choppy. With my original drivers I could run it at 1600x1200 w/o problems (16 bit). I ended up putting the original Asus drivers back on. Maybe I need a different build of the 12xx drivers.........anyone know where to get them?
May 9, 2001 3:01:06 AM

Hmm, I've read somewhere that people use different driver for certain games. I know the 12xx is supposed to be good for D3d on the p4.
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This is where I get all my drivers from. Also check out there forums here alot of folks post on the effects of different drivers.
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If you take a truth and follow it blindly, it will become a Falsehood and you a Fanatic.
May 9, 2001 4:02:33 PM

AMD Duron 600@1017mhz -> water/peltier
MSI Geforce2 GTS 32MB
640MB PC-150
Creative Labs 5x DVD
Sound Blaster Live Value
D-Link 530TX+
3.5" Floppy
5.25" Floppy (for the quality games)

Sony G-400 (sweet 19")

I think thats about it.

AMD for Life!
a b V Motherboard
May 9, 2001 6:08:51 PM

HOW HOW HOW AND HOW DO YA ALL OVERCLOCK SO HIGH???? I have FOP38 which is a powerful HSF (I have thermal paste Arctic Silver 2), but can't reach even 950Mhz with my 800Mhz Athlon!!! I don't wy am I so unlucky!!! I always get low quality the way does anybody know if I want 1.2Ghz processor should I wzit until next year(don't need it yet, but will get like on Cristams :) )cause I know prices go LOW in summer (I can buy now 1.2Ghz Athlon for only $140!) For CardExpert GeForce2 MX Twin View what Golden Sample what is the best driver??? And if 6.50 proved to be the fastest why would they make others? features? I don't think people care about them... I gotta know all that stuff! Do I need to upgarde my Video Card until next Christmas(I need just 30fps for games)? I need to KNOW!!!
May 9, 2001 6:57:02 PM

my Tbird 800 is currently at 9x105=945mhz. i think that in a month or so i will try to bump up the FSB again, because i have found that after overclocking, you slowly "burn in" your chip to allow for slightly better overclocks. i used to not even be able to post at 8x102, so i just ran at 9.5x100 for a couple months. then when i got artic silver 2, i tried the fsb thing again and got up to 105 before i could go no more.

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a b V Motherboard
May 10, 2001 12:12:01 AM

OK I'm in
P3 550E@869 air cooled 158 fsb
256mb Infinion@158 Cas2
Creative Annihilator GTS2 32 mb 240/380 12.10 driver
Aureal Vortex2 3.12 driver
Creative Modem
Western Digital 10 gig 7200 rpm ATA66
17 in. Sony Multiscan 17se1 BNC5 connector
3279 3DMARK2001 default settings
Labtec 5 speaker Surround

I aint signing nothing!!!<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by rick_criswell on 05/09/01 08:14 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
a b V Motherboard
May 10, 2001 12:32:09 AM

celeron 500
256 megs pc-100
16-10-32 cd-rw
15 gig quantum fireball
15 inch hp monitor
intellimouse explorer
microsoft digital sound system 1.1
voodoo 3 3000 pci
t1 connection
win 98 se
May 11, 2001 4:25:46 AM

1.33AthlonC AXIA Week 12 running at 152FSB 10.5x for 1596Mhz, aircooled Delta80mm/Swiftech462.

Asus A7V133 mobo rev 1.04, braziliantech 1005X bios. Via4in1 4.29
Herc. GeForceUltra64Mb, DVI/S-VHS. Det vers. 12.01
768Mb Hyundai PC133CL2
320GB 4 x Maxtor 80GB UATA100 5400RPM on Raid10 for 150GB useable.
Win2K SP1, fully patched.
Coolermaster ATC201, with uprated Sunon fans, 450W Enermax PSU and 2 x Coloolermaster CoolDrive.
Yamaha 16/10/40 CD-RW IDE
Hitachi 6x DVD
Sony Floppy Drive
External Maxtor 80GB Firewire Drive
HP970CXi Deskjet
aDSL 1.6Mb single user service behind Linksys Cable Modem/aDSL router (3 PCs.)

Internal 11Mbs Wireless LAN setup plus 10/100 Switch.


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a b V Motherboard
May 12, 2001 4:23:37 PM

AMD Athlon 800MHz
128MB PC 133 (Micron)
Geforce 2 Pro 32mb
Sound Blaster LIVE! Value OEM
Abit KA7-100
Maxtor 21GB ATA-100 7200Rpms
Plextor 12x10x32x
SuperDisk Drive LS-120
Pioneer DVD 16x52x
Soround sound speakers
25" Viewsonic
July 22, 2008 2:57:50 AM

2.6 Ghz Intel E6600 Dual-core
1 x 300 GB Seagate HD, 1 x 200 GB Maxtor HD
EVGA 8800 GTX 786 MB
4 GB Corsair DDR2 RAM
22" Acer Widescreen LCD
600W Antec Power Supply

Have any of you guys tried playing Crysis yet? Because it really looks like you guys are using really low-end computers...
July 22, 2008 3:22:17 AM

I though it was a joke until I saw the dates.
July 22, 2008 3:39:19 AM

Zombie thread ungunguhgungubhg groarorarar chomp chomp
July 22, 2008 11:09:01 AM

SnareSpectre said:
2.6 Ghz Intel E6600 Dual-core
1 x 300 GB Seagate HD, 1 x 200 GB Maxtor HD
EVGA 8800 GTX 786 MB
4 GB Corsair DDR2 RAM
22" Acer Widescreen LCD
600W Antec Power Supply

Have any of you guys tried playing Crysis yet? Because it really looks like you guys are using really low-end computers...

lets consider the possibility that we have just travelled back in time to 2001... OMG YOUR COMPUTER IS FAKE, theres no way it can be that fast, 8800GTX where'd you get that from your ass?

thank you and goodbye

*wanders back down to the basement, mumbling obscenity's
July 22, 2008 11:23:59 AM

SnareSpectre said:
2.6 Ghz Intel E6600 Dual-core
Have any of you guys tried playing Crysis yet? Because it really looks like you guys are using really low-end computers...

My PII 400Mhz, 64MB ram, Riva 128/128zx blows Crysis outta the water! And it blew up my PC with it..
July 22, 2008 11:56:34 AM

stemnin said:
My PII 400Mhz, 64MB ram, Riva 128/128zx blows Crysis outta the water! And it blew up my PC with it..

A bit after the Making of this thread, i built one of my most expensive machines. Witch i doubt ill ever surpass than number.

Athlon XP 1500+ (Palomino Core)
3x 512mb SDRAM PC133
MSI K7T Turbo Limited Edition
Western Digital Special Edition 80Gb ( Still my boot disc, freaking fast for a ide HDD)
Yamaha 16x10x40
Chieftec 450 Watts (Case and PSU, Think the good old classis Antec i think)
Voodoo 5 5000 128 VRam ( i had this one before, still works, just no drivers :fou:  )

Windows XP Pro (A nice "final beta" that came around about a month before release)

oh the memories.
July 22, 2008 1:33:57 PM

dayumn - I had a voodoo 5, 5500 ; that was a sweet card for its time AND SO BIG!

I wish I still had it, sigh
July 22, 2008 2:48:35 PM

EVGA 780I Motherboard
Q9300 Quadcore Yorksfield processor running 3.0ghz
EVGA 9800GTX Videocard Latest drivers running 1400 X 900 resolution
Running raid 0 using two 500gig Barricudas

Thinking about selling my 9800GTX and getting the 4870 Radeon card. I Not sure yet. I am still doing a little more research on that card.

July 22, 2008 2:58:21 PM

admon2u2 said:

Thinking about selling my 9800GTX and getting the 4870 Radeon card. I Not sure yet. I am still doing a little more research on that card.

Your joking Right ? With the Matrox DualHead G550 coming out and the Hercules Kyro II chipset coming out in 6 months your going to waste money on a ATI ???

here be dragons.....
July 22, 2008 4:00:54 PM

I hear the Hercules Kyro II is going to dirty AND mop the floor with the ATI Radeon X9900X2S and the Nvidia HDG4Ti, there's going to be so much flames for these cards to overheat in the graphics forum..
July 22, 2008 6:06:41 PM

CPU: Core 2 Duo e6600, OC'd to 3.3 GHz
MoBo: Asus Blitz Formula (P35)
GPU: PNY XLR8 8800 GTX (Factory OC'd)
RAM: 4x1GB DDR2 OCZ Flex XLC 9200 (underclocked to ~900 MHz, timings tightened to 4,4,4,8)
Case: NZXT Lexa (Blue)
Cooling: Koolance Exos-2 LX (Liquid, cools the GPU, NB, CPU, and RAM)
PSU: OCZ GameXStream 850W
HDDs: RAID 1, 2 500GB WD Raid Edition 7200 RPM (Too lazy to look up the exact model)
Monitor: 24" Dell (1920x1200)
Speakers: Bose Companion 5
Peripherals: Razer Lachesis & Lycosa

Tri-booting XP, Vista Ultimate 64, and Fedora 8 64.