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December 18, 2009 1:43:23 AM

the system i got from my friend who kept in basement for years...he was about to throw that thing away but i voluntarily to keep it. hope i can sqeeze last volue from it by testing it with several application and see how it can handle before it dies. even virtual pc is one of task i try to run on that piece of junk. so far it handles pretty well(laggy)....but gaming!? is it possible??

this is a prebuilt



processor: celeron willamette-128(s423, rare)

clockrate: 1798.67mhz(according to cpuz) fsb400 128kb l2

mianboard: msi 850e le flex atx (oem, 2 pci slot for expansion, no agp)

memory: nanya 128mb pc600 rambus rdram x1(with one pcb "stick" called "crimm" in another module)

ram latency: 20-20-20-45

graphic: voodoo3 1000 pci-32 (wont work on modern pci-64, i tried it)

vram: 8mb edo dram

hdd 1: unknown 8gb 3600rpm no cache ata30 (pata eide)

hdd 2: none

opticals 1: unknown 24x cdrom (pata)

opticals 2: none

disc r/w: none

psu: some cheap 200w atx

case : cheap mid tower 4(5.25)/0(3.25)/5(external)/0(usb) (thin and weak, made of tin that used produce food can, weight 4 pounds)


os: windows xp home sp1

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processor: celeron willamette-128(s423, rare)

clockrate: 1798.67mhz(according to cpuz) fsb400 128kb l2

mianboard: msi 850e le flex atx (oem, 2 pci slot for expansion, no agp)

memory: nanya 128mb pc600 rambus rdram x1(with one pcb "stick" called "crimm" in another module)

ram latency: 20-20-20-45

graphic: voodoo3 1000 pci-32 (wont work on modern pci-64, i tried it)

vram: 8mb edo dram

hdd 1: unknown 8gb 3600rpm no cache ata30 (pata eide)

hdd 2: none

opticals 1: unknown 24x cdrom (pata)

opticals 2: none

disc r/w: none

psu: some cheap 200w atx

case : cheap mid tower 4(5.25)/0(3.25)/5(external)/0(usb) (thin and weak, made of tin that used produce food can, weight 4 pounds)


os: windows xp home sp1




what kind of "ancient" game that can run on that junk?

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December 18, 2009 3:02:20 AM

doom 2
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December 18, 2009 3:31:44 AM

Looks like a good internet pc if you have a real need for it, otherwise you would be several times over better off with a modern day celeron, lol. You might be able to pull off a few flash games from the internet.
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December 18, 2009 3:32:48 AM

bovis said:
doom 2


i wonder if it can run left4dead with some special tweak XD

PS: some loyal 3dfx fan did manage to run it on voodoo2 sli with pentium 3 coppermine. dunno if willamette celeron can do the same XD
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December 18, 2009 6:55:29 AM

It won't run anything that was released in the last 10 years without serious lag.
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December 18, 2009 8:47:49 AM

There were a lot of great games in 1999.It's all relative.One can have a blast gaming on a older Pentium 75 Mhz system too.The only bad computer is one that doesn't work.It should play Half Life,Quake 1,2 &3,Unreal Tournament,Several of the Need for Speed games,lots of flight simulator games.The games could be in the hundreds.
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December 18, 2009 10:27:12 AM

I'm certain there will be a lot of slide shows in those games you are mentioning. Sure it can play some games, if your into 10 year old games. There's nothing wrong with it if you are but most people aren't.

Have fun with it if you are...
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December 18, 2009 10:35:42 AM

Wow with a VooDoo 3 sounds like a killer Win98 machine, I have fond memories of my old VooDoo days, jam up graphics for its day not much more than a net surfer today.
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December 18, 2009 2:39:00 PM

Herr_Koos said:
It won't run anything that was released in the last 10 years without serious lag.


isnt rambus suppose to be a performance boot for some processor like celeron w128? well i plan to add another 128mb if size matterXD (4.99 in buy.com, hard to imagine it was costly back to the day..)

too bad voodoo 3 1000 is a pci-32 card, i might try it on my prescott 805 server and see how good it can push in the game.

4Ryan6 said:
Wow with a VooDoo 3 sounds like a killer Win98 machine, I have fond memories of my old VooDoo days, jam up graphics for its day not much more than a net surfer today.


well according to that old men he said he bought it as prebuilt in compusa back in 2002(celeron w128 first came up). but the question is isn't 3dfx went bankrupt in 2000. how come these 1999 card were still sold in 2002? and yeah s423 celeron is really rare too
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December 18, 2009 8:34:03 PM

I thought 3dfx went belly up in 2001.Anyway I had a 3dfx Voodoo 3 2000 PCI with 16mb vram which I bought at CompUSA for I think $99 something like that.
It turned a crappy $400 OEM Windows 98 PC into a gaming machine although not the best though.

The 1000 cards were used in some OEM builds.Not sure but I don't think one could purchase them over the counter.I could be wrong about that.
I should of got a 3dfx Voodoo 5 AGP card on a later custom 1.0 Ghz Athlon build instead I went with an ATI All in Wonder 128 card with 32mb vram at the time.
Big mistake as I think one Voodoo 5 model even came with a tv and radio tuner card.

I loved those 3dfx cards they were the shizz.Strange thing about the 3dfx cards in some games they really look 3D in a CRT monitor as compared to other graphic cards.Perhaps it was because of the z buffer and glide.I do agree turn it into a Windows 98 Gaming PC.
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December 18, 2009 8:54:33 PM

jj463rd said:
I thought 3dfx went belly up in 2001.Anyway I had a 3dfx Voodoo 3 2000 PCI with 16mb vram which I bought at CompUSA for I think $99 something like that.
It turned a crappy $400 OEM Windows 98 PC into a gaming machine although not the best though.

The 1000 cards were used in some OEM builds.Not sure but I don't think one could purchase them over the counter.I could be wrong about that.
I should of got a 3dfx Voodoo 5 AGP card on a later custom 1.0 Ghz Athlon build instead I went with an ATI All in Wonder 128 card with 32mb vram at the time.
Big mistake as I think one Voodoo 5 model even came with a tv and radio tuner card.

I loved those 3dfx cards they were the shizz.Strange thing about the 3dfx cards in some games they really look 3D in a CRT monitor as compared to other graphic cards.Perhaps it was because of the z buffer and glide.I do agree turn it into a Windows 98 Gaming PC.



true. i got a voodoo 3 3500 16mb sdram pci(non compatible with new pci-64 or pcie.) in 2000 for 259 bucks. it was freaking expansive compare to radeon 7000 ddr and geforce 256/geforce 2 gts which same price but much better performance. voodoo seemed to be sucks in p/c. even riva128/tnt/tnt2 and rage128 offer better performance with much less cost. and a voodoo 5 was twice as expansive than geforce 2 ultra and radeon 7500 pro but with geforce 2 mx's performance........

i finally understand why were they went bankrupt...



oh today i tried to run serious sam first encounter on that machine and it kept crash XD even under 320x240 with all effect turn off (8bit texture, all detail disable)it still lag bad XD
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